20. Message From President Nixon to Japanese Prime Minister Tanaka1

Dear Mr. Prime Minister:

I have today received a letter from Chancellor Brandt informing me that the European countries are planning to develop a proposal to deal with the current currency crisis.2 I want you to know that I have replied to Chancellor Brandt and have also written to Prime Minister Heath saying that any solution to the currency crisis should be developed through full consultations with the United States and with Japan3—a point we had previously made orally to Prime Minister Heath.

We will be prepared to exchange views with you on this subject.

With kind regards.

Richard Nixon
  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Kissinger Office Files, Box 53, Country Files, Europe, Monetary Crisis, March 1973. Top Secret.
  2. Document 15.
  3. Documents 18 and 19.
  4. Printed from a copy that bears Nixon’s typed signature with an indication that he signed the original.