765.94/55: Telegram

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

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.