I can't help to think that it'd be best to board a battleship rather than an aircraft carrier, if the good general suggests the latter in such an explicit manner. One never knows... ;-)
I am not abandoning the capital, just giving time for the Emperor, the Imperial Household and government to relocated so they cannot be forced to sign anything. I was also trying to prevent the coup plotters from using the unrest to crackdown on people they do not like.I don't think it would be wise to abandon the capital to a bunch of insurectionists, much less call for peaceful anything.
That way lies slaughter.
[x] Put them down with extreme prejudice.
[x] Relocate the government to the nearest loyalist Warship Group.
[x] Publically transmit orders with all means available declaring the insurectionists as traitors to be arrested if possible, kill on sight if not.
[x] Order the Chiefs of staff to draft plans and orders to put down the coup as fast as possible.
[x] Arrest and secure the families of the masterminds behind the coup.
The time for subtelty and mercy is long past.