711.94/2215: Telegram

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

1344. Embassy’s 1342, 29th, 4 p.m.62 According to this evening’s press, an official of the Information Board commented as follows on the Konoye message:

“Japanese-American relations concerned with the Pacific are delicate and we are trying to find the root of the difficulties.”

Press states that a Cabinet meeting, called at 1 p.m. and lasting until 2:20 p.m., heard detailed reports from the Premier and Foreign Minister regarding recent developments in American-Japanese relations, especially in connection with the Konoye message.