The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 2—10:28 a.m.]
514. 1. The evening papers report that the Cabinet today approved an important diplomatic document which was then submitted to the Emperor for approval; that after examination by the Privy Council and approval by the Emperor the document will be signed.
2. The document under reference is believed to be a treaty with Italy to combat communism probably with an additional secret clause.
Repeated to Nanking.