Japan Center for Asian Historical Record

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Title
ItemOriginal script signed by the Emperor, imperial edict of December 8 (1941), Declaration of war against U.S.A. and Britain
Hierarchy
Reference Code
A03022539800
Call Number of holding
御24374100(National Archives of Japan (NAJ))
Language
Japanese
Creator
Cabinet
Date of Document Creation
1941.12.08
Total of Images
4
Organization
Cabinet
Summary
詔書 天佑ヲ保有シ万世一系ノ皇祚ヲ践メル大日本帝国天皇ハ昭ニ忠誠勇武ナル汝有衆ニ示ス 朕茲ニ米国及英国ニ対シテ戦ヲ宣ス朕カ陸海将兵ハ全力ヲ奮テ交戦ニ従事シ朕カ百僚有司ハ励精職務ヲ奉行シ朕カ衆庶ハ各々其ノ本分ヲ尽シ億兆一心国家ノ総力ヲ挙ケテ征戦ノ目的ヲ達成スルニ遺算ナカラムコトヲ期セヨ 抑々東亜ノ安定ヲ確保シ以テ世界ノ平和ニ寄与スルハ丕顕ナル皇祖考丕承ナル皇考ノ作逑セル遠猷ニシテ朕カ拳々措カサル所而シテ列国トノ交誼ヲ篤クシ万邦共栄ノ楽ヲ偕ニスルハ之亦帝国カ常ニ国交ノ要義ト為ス所ナリ今ヤ不幸ニシテ米英両国ト釁端ヲ開クニ至ル洵ニ已ムヲ得サルモノアリ豈朕カ志ナラムヤ中華民国政府曩ニ帝国ノ真意ヲ解セス濫ニ事ヲ構ヘテ東亜ノ平和ヲ撹乱シ遂ニ帝国ヲシテ干戈ヲ執ルニ至ラ
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"JACAR (Japan Center for Asian Historical Records) Ref.A03022539800, Original script signed by the Emperor, imperial edict of December 8 (1941), Declaration of war against U.S.A. and Britain (National Archives of Japan (NAJ))"