894.00/743: Telegram

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

145. My telegram No. 144, June 1, 10 p.m. We have just learned by telephone from the Foreign Office that Hirota has accepted the Foreign Affairs portfolio. The reappointment of Ministers of War and of the Navy has been confirmed. Kaya, now Vice Minister of Finance, has accepted the Ministry of Finance.

It is generally expected that the formation of the new Cabinet will be completed before end of the day.