From: Jorge Rivera <_____@_____>
Date: December 23, 2011 5:33:47 PM GMT+01:00
To: Giovanni Volpi <_____@_____>

Dear Giovanni,
I have finished reading the book by John K. Emmerson which you
took the trouble to photocopy for me. With regard to the mention
of my father on the Pearl Harbor attack advance warning, he
quotes both versions: Ambassador Grew's and my father's as
published in a 1949 interview in "El Comercio". The impression
I get is that he greatly admired Grew and his blind belief in
the possibilities and success of diplomacy and supports his
version of events. All this in spite of the evident militaristic
form of goverment and increasing territorial conquests and
ambitions by the Japanese.
I remember that you asked me what sort of relationship
Ambassador Grew and my father had. I repeat that it was social
and diplomatic but also professionally close. They had known
each other for some years prior to 1941 as proved by the dedicated
photograph dated 1937 which appears in Juan del Campo's book.
This would also prove that as hierarchical equals with a good
working relationship established some years previously, my
father, who was a strict and traditional observer of diplomatic
procedure, would never have disclosed such important intelligence
(information) regarding the security of the United States to
a Secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. It would only have
been done in person and to the Head of the U.S. Mission:
Ambassador Grew. As I also mentioned, their relationship became
very strained when they were both on the same ship deported
from Japan. Ambassador Grew, my father said, looked extremely
depressed and avoided the Paerl Harbor subject only mentioning
that he had "duly informed" his Goverment of the intelligence
given to him in January 1941.
Best personal regards,
Jorge Rivera-Schreiber