Telegram of His Excellency, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, to His Excellency, Mamoru Sigemitu, Foreign Minister of Japan, on the occasion of the celebration of Tentyo-setu, April 29, 1944:

APRIL 29, 1944

FOREIGN MINISTER SIGEMITU
TOKYO, JAPAN

THE FILIPINO PEOPLE JOIN WITH THE ONE-HUNDRED MILLION SUBJECTS OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE IN CELEBRATING THE FORTY-THIRD BIRTHDAY OF HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR, WHOSE AUGUST VIRTUES CONSTITUTE THE INSPIRATION OF JAPAN’S MIGHT, SOLIDARITY AND ACHIEVEMENT. KINDLY CONVEY TO HIS MAJESTY THE FILIPINO PEOPLE’S SINCEREST FELICITATIONS AND BEST WISHES FOR HIS MAJESTY’S CONTINUED GOOD HEALTH. WE PRAY THAT THE FAITH IN THE NEW ORDER OF MORAL JUSTICE INSPIRED BY HIS AUGUST VIRTUES AMONG ALL LIBERATED ASIANS WILL CONTINUALLY BE SUSTAINED AND THEIR HOPES OJ NATIONAL FULFILLMENT COMPLETELY VINDICATED UNDER JAPAN’S SACRIFICIAL LEADERSHIP.

PRESIDENT LAUREL

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library