894.48B/10: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan ( Woods ) to the Secretary of State

Communications have just been opened up with Yokohama. The situation there is exceedingly serious and some Americans are reported to have lost their lives. The casualties in Tokio are estimated at 10,000. I believe all Americans in Tokio are safe. The food situation is acute. Send supply from Philippines at once as already requested. The fire-proof vault of the Embassy was not fire-proof and all Embassy records are burned.