894.00/678: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State

21. Embassy’s 16, January 23, 1 a.m.5 Hirota presented collective resignation of the Cabinet to the Emperor this afternoon but not yet accepted. Resignation was due to the War Minister’s refusal to accept any form of compromise with the political parties. Successor to Hirota uncertain but Ugaki6 prominently mentioned. Comments later.

Repeated to Nanking.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Gen. Kazushige Ugaki, formerly Japanese Governor General of Korea.