TOKYO, undated 
[Received December 10, 1941-2:35 a. m.]
The following note was received yesterday:
"Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, December 8, 1941.
Excellency, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that there has arisen
a state of war between Your Excellency's country and Japan beginning today.
I avail, et cetera. Signed Shigenori Togo, Minister for Foreign Affaires."
 This telegram apparently was dispatched from Tokyo on December 9 through the Japanese Foreign Office after the Embassy had been placed incommunicado.
Source: U.S., Department of State, Publication 1983, Peace and War: United States Foreign Policy, 1931-1941 (Washington, D.C.: U.S., Government Printing Office, 1943), pp. 840
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