The Ambassador in Japan ( Grew ) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 7—4:10 a.m.]
152. Department’s 75, June 4, 8 p.m.23 The question of gun calibers was taken up today in my initial interview with the new Foreign Minister24 and an aide-mémoire left with him embodying all the points [Page 632] set forth by the Department. I said that my Government would appreciate receiving a reply before the 21st of this month. Hirota made no comment except that he would have to refer the matter to the Navy Ministry.