Exhibit 9 T R A N S L A T I O N Republic of Peru ) Province and City of Lima ) Embassy of the ) ss: United States of America ) My husband, Ambassador Ricardo Rivera Schreiber, died in July 1969. Upon express request by Mr. Frank Schuler, who is writing a book about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, I am going on record with the following statement since I personally witnessed many of the events related therein and because I was at my husband's side in those historic times. The following is a transcript of what my husband wrote and on the contents of which I am fully relying for confirmation since they are a true and faithful account of the facts. "As is known, beginning early in 1941, Japan feverishly prepared for war, developed in Asia a monopolistic policy antagonistic to the United States and had almost managed to stifle maritime trade with a great many countries in order to isolate herself so as to be in a better position to prepare her military plans. In those days neither the Japanese Diet nor civilians in the Government nor the pseudo-political parties interfered in any way with the maneuvering of the army chiefs. "In these circumstances Fate would have it that perfectly authentic data of utmost importance reached Peru's Minister in Japan, Dr. Ricardo Rivera Schreiber. "The Peruvian Legation in Tokyo had no intelligence service nor was it interested in Japanese military plans. In September of 1940, however, Minister Rivera Schreiber found out that the Japanese employee of the Peruvian Consulate in Yokohama was an agent of the secret military police and that, as such, he had important secret information. The Minister reached this conclu- sion thanks to the chief of his domestic staff, also a Japanese, with whom the aforesaid employee talked at length on each of his frequent espionage visits to the Peruvian Legation. Once that servant informed him, more than a month in advance, that the Russian-Japanese Non-Aggression Treaty, which surprised the world in April 1941, would be signed and which was signed in Moscow by Foreign Relations Minister Matsuoka, upon his return from Berlin. When he1/ received this information Matsuoka had not even left Tokyo for Berlin. Other information which thereafter confirmed the events convinced him2/ of the absolute veracity of the data he received. _________________________ 1/ Translator's Note: Presumably referring to Minister Rivera Schreiber. 2/ Tr.: Ibid.