762.9411/17: Telegram

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

904. The informant52 mentioned in our 903, September 27, 4 p.m.,53 has just told me that the Japanese-German alliance will be signed in Tokyo at 7 o’clock this evening and that announcement to the press will be made at 9 o’clock.54

  1. Relman Morin, Associated Press correspondent in Japan.
  2. Not printed.
  3. The alliance was signed at Berlin. For text, see League of Nations Treaty Series, vol. cciv, p. 386; for a radio address by Foreign Minister Matsuoka, see Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, vol. ii, p. 166; for an imperial rescript by the Japanese Emperor, see ibid., p. 168; and for a message by the Japanese Prime Minister, see ibid .