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

141. The Hayashi Cabinet resigned this afternoon. The next Cabinet will probably contain a few Ministers taken from the parties, in response to a concerted drive by the parties during the last few days. The decision of resignation followed soon after a strong public statement by Prince Konoe20 that the Hayashi Cabinet should have admitted some Ministers taken from the parties immediately after the election. High Japanese authorities attribute the situation to a serious error of political judgment on the part of the Premier.

  1. President of the Japanese House of Peers.