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Reference FO 371/31807
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Outbreak of war between Japan and the United States. Code 23 file 3
Date 1942
Collection Foreign Office files for Japan, 1931-1945
Region East Asia
Countries Japan; United States
Places Anhui; Australia; Austria; Beidaihe; Beijing; Belgium; Berlin; Brussels; Burma; Canada; Changsha; Chengdu; Chile; China; Chinchow; Chongqing; Columbia; Costa Rica; Czechoslovakia; Dalian; Dutch East Indies; East Asia; France; French Concession; Fujian; Fuzhou; Gansu; Germany; Guam; Guandong; Guangdong; Guangxi; Guangzhou; Guilin; Haikou; Hainan; Hangzhou; Hankou; Harbin; Hawaii; Hebei; Henan; Hong Kong; Hongkou; Honolulu; Huangpu; Hubei; Hunan; India; Inner Mongolia; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Java; Jiangsu; Jiangxi; Jinan; Jingzhou; Jiujiang; Kaohsiung; Kobe; Korea; Kunming; Kwantung; Kwantung Leased Territory; Lianyungang; Lisbon; London; Lushan; Macau|Macao; Malaya; Manchukuo; Manchuria; Manila; Mongolia; Mukden; Nanchang; Nanjing; Nanning; Netherlands; New York, United States; New Zealand; Ningpo; Norway; Pearl Harbor; Pearl River; Penghu islands; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Pukou; Qingdao; Qiongshan; Shaanxi; Shamian Island; Shandong; Shanghai; Shanhaikuan; Shantou; Shenyang; Sichuan; South Africa; Soviet Union; Spain; Sri Lanka; Suiyuan; Taiwan; Taiyuan; Thailand; Thailand|Siam; Tianjin; Tokyo; United Kingdom; United States; Vichy French Indochina; Wanzhou; Washington; Wuhan; Wuhu; Wuzhou; Xiamen; Xi'an; Yangtze River; Yantai; Yichang; Yokohama; Yunnan; Zhangjiakou; Zhejiang; Zhengzhou; Zhenjiang
People Acheson, Dean G; Ashley Clarke, Henry; Chiang Kai-shek; Churchill, Winston; Eden, Anthony; Hilter, Adolf; Hirota, Kōki; Hull, Cordell; King Edward VII; King Edward VIII; King George V; King George VI; Koo, Wellington (Koo Wei-chün); Lindley, Francis O; Lloyd George, David, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor; Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr; Nomura, Kichisaburō; Oshima, General; Pratt, John; Rankin, Karl L; Roosevelt, Fraklin D; Saito Takao; Shidehara, Kijūrō; Song Ziwen (Soong Tse-ven, or T V Soong); Sun Yat-sen; Tomosaburo, Kato; Wood, Edward
Topics agriculture; aid; aircraft; aircraft carrier; Allies; ambassador; ammunition; Anglo-Japanese relations; Anglo-United States relations; Anti-Comintern Pact; anti-foreign feeling; army; arrest; atrocities; aviation; Axis; banks; blockade; bomb; bonds; British Empire; British firms; business; celebrations; cession (of territory); China Inland Mission; Chinese Maritime Customs; Christianity; civil disturbances; coal; communications; Communist International (Comintern); concession; conference; consulate; cotton; crime; culture; currency; customs; debt; defence; destroyer; dock; Domei; economic sanctions; economy; education; elections; embargo; embassy; espionage; evacuation; execution; explosives; exports; extraterritoriality; famine; film; finance; financial aid; fish; fishing; freezing assets; gas; gendarmerie; gold reserve; guns; hemp; Holy See; hospitals; Imperial Rule Assistance Association; imperialist; import; independence; industry; intelligence; International Settlement; internment; invasion; investment; iron; Japanese Government; Japanese yen; judicial system; jute; lead; League of Nations; media; memorial; military; military law; military occupation; mining; Minister of Foreign Affairs; Minister of Justice; Ministry of Economic Warfare; Ministry of Information; Ministry of Welfare; missionaries; missionary; murder; nationalism; navigation; navy; neutrality; Nichi Nichi; oil; Open Door policy; passengers; People's Republic of China; petroleum; piracy; police; Political Warfare Japan Committee; population; post office; poverty; press; priest; Prime Minister; prison; production; propaganda; protest; psychological warfare; radio; railway; recognition; refugees; religion; resistance; restriction of exports; rice; salt; sanctions; Secretary of State; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Shell Oil Company; shipping; ships; silk; Sino-Japanese War; socialism; steel; strikes; submarine; sugar; tank; taxation; technology; telegraphs; textiles; tin; tobacco; trade; training; treaties; Tripartite Pact; uniform; United Nations; US Navy; war; water; weapons; wheat; women; wool
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