756D.94/42: Telegram

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

658. In our immediately following telegram 659, August 3, 3 p.m. we report the substance of a communication received from Consul Bruner at Nagoya based upon a conversation with Mr. Arthur Thomas Porghesse7 who is the subject of the Department’s instruction No. 1845, November 25, 1939.8 Bruner states that Porghesse probably obtained his information from Takehito Chikui who is Director of the Mutsuwa Shokai which is believed to have been established to further the interests of the younger elements in the Japanese Army. This is probably the case as the views expressed in the following report are undoubtedly held by the younger army elements but they are not necessarily shared by the High Command.

  1. A naturalized American citizen.
  2. Not found in Department files.