500.A15A5/883: Telegram

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

340. Department’s 216, June 2, 6 p.m. Foreign Office informs me that some 2 months ago when British Naval Attaché in Tokyo handed [Page 630] the Minister of [Marine] copy of the British naval estimates for 1938 he inquired whether the Japanese Government was disposed to take similar action in keeping the British Government informed. The Japanese Government agreed to take the matter under advisement but no reply has been received since.

With the exception of the above the British have had no naval conversations with Japanese since that reported in my 178, March 30, 1 p.m.