The Japanese Minister of Foreign
Affairs (Togo) to
the Japanese Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Togo)
898. Re my telegram No. 893.1
It was considered proper that I should receive Ambassador Malik and convey the intended dispatch of the special envoy, but as Malik was sick in bed, I sent Ando, Director of the Bureau of Political Affairs, to communicate to the Ambassador that His Majesty desired to dispatch Prince Konoye as special envoy, carrying with him the personal letter of His Majesty stating the Imperial wish to end the war; that you were to communicate the same to the Soviet Government; and that the Ambassador should concurrently accord facilities in this connection. Ambassador Malik promised to telegraph promptly about the matter to his Government.