From: Washington (Nomura)
3 November 1941
Re your #721*
1. As you mentioned in your message, it is true that I refused to relay the text of the exchanged notes. They have stuck firmly to their original stand and consequently the two proposals have remained at odds with each other.
2. The questions regarding the three items were made with reference to the 21 June proposal. They are still, as before, awaiting our definite reply.
JD-1: 6316 (D) Navy Trans. 11-7-41 (2)
*Available, being decoded; will be translated. Dated 1 November.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 1 INTERCEPTED DIPLOMATIC MESSAGES SENT BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BETWEEN JULY l AND DECEMBER 8, 1941)