740.0011 Pacific War/890: Telegram

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

1906. Department’s 818, December 6, 9 p.m.,4 was received and decoded late this evening5 and I was able to see the Foreign Minister6 [Page 732] immediately thereafter at 12:15 a.m., when I requested an audience with the Emperor at the earliest possible moment in order to communicate the President’s message directly. The Minister said that he would present my request to the throne and would communicate with me thereafter. I read to him and left with him a copy of the message.

  1. Not printed; it transmitted President Roosevelt’s message to the Emperor of Japan, printed in Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, vol. ii, p. 784.
  2. December 7.
  3. Shigenori Togo.