From: Tokyo (Togo)
27 November 1941
In the middle of your message #1280*, there is the part which mentions that the United States might make a protective occupation of the Dutch East Indies. Now this is a very important matter, and a point which we would like to know more about.
Will you please give us the reason for your mentioning this point, and any other item which might be of help to us in this matter.
JD-1: 7080 (Y) Navy Trans. 12-5-41 (6-AR)
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 1 INTERCEPTED DIPLOMATIC MESSAGES SENT BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BETWEEN JULY l AND DECEMBER 8, 1941)