500.A15A5/867: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Bingham) to the Secretary of State

161. A journalist has just informed me Ambassador Yoshida had told him this morning that in spite of every desire on the part of Sato16 to meet the English, nevertheless, due to strength of the naval party, Japan will not accept 14-inch gun calibre limitation.

  1. Naotake Sato, Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, replacing Hayashi who replaced Arita.