November 2– Japanese ambassador Admiral Nomura and special envoy Saburo Kurusu propose that the U.S. unfreeze Japanese credits, reopen trade relations, assist Japan in the exploitation of resources in the Dutch East Indies, halt American military build-up in the Western Pacific and end support for China.

November 26  – Secretary of State Cordell Hull calls for Japanese evacuation of French Indo-China and China, official recognition of the Nationalist Chinese government and a multi-lateral non-aggression pact before establishment of a liberal trade policy between Japan and the USA. Special Envoy Kurusu states that this proposal effectively ends the talks, but requests two more weeks to study the offer.

November 29 – Secretary Hull informs the British ambassador to the U.S. that the talks have virtually collapsed.

December 1 – The Japanese government publicly rejects the Hull proposals.