761.94/1211: Telegram

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

752. Our 746, August 25, 3 p.m.—Matsuoka-Steinhardt conversation. After consultation with the Military Attaché41 we have come to the conclusion that the name of the general named in paragraph 3 of the telegram under reference is probably Lieutenant General Yoshitsugu Tatekawa who was retired in 1936 and is at present adviser to the Dai Nippon Seinento, a radical ultra-nationalistic right wing organization whose president, Colonel Kingoro Hashimoto, is a member of the commission of 26 to be entrusted with organizing the new national structure.

  1. Lt. Col. Harry I. Creswell.