894.00/912: Telegram

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

489. Our 486, June 23, 6 p.m.20 Today Prince Konoye resigned as President of the Privy Council. There are rumors to the effect that the resignation is preliminary to the formation of a new Konoye Cabinet, and that alternatively or concurrently he will assume leadership of the new Single Party Movement.

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Mr. Yoshimichi Hara, formerly Vice-President of the Privy Council, replaces Prince Konoye as President. His appointment is without special significance.

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