Message of His Excellency, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, to the Monthly Magazine of the Greater East Asia Press Federation, May 3, 1944:

In order to establish and to perpetuate the much-desired hegemony among the peoples of Greater East Asia, in order that every Oriental may get a clear conception of the ideals embodied in the Joint Declaration of the East Asia Congress, there is imperative need of an organ for the dissemination of ideas. A monthly magazine is such an organ. Your decision to publish one, therefore, is timely, appropriate, and commendable.

As President of the Republic of the Philippines and in behalf of the people of the Philippines, I want to congratulate you on your enterprise; and I hope that your venture will be a success—not only for the sake of your personal honor and glory, but also and mostly for the spread of friendship and good will among the peoples of Greater East Asia. For thus alone can the Orient be united and strong.

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library