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Koki Hirota - Cable #176

Koki Hirota-Cable #176

In this intercepted cable - dated January 17, 1938 - Koki Hirota, then Japan's foreign minister, advised the Japanese embassy in Washington of a report that atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers against Chinese citizens had occurred in the city of Nanking.  The cable states, in part:

(Not) less than three hundred thousand Chinese slaughtered.

Scholars believe that Hirota was forwarding information obtained from a Manchester Guardian reporter named Harold Timperley.


Media Credits

Image of translated, intercepted cable #176, online courtesy U.S. National Archives.

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