51 Department of External Affairs to U.K. Embassy, Tokyo

Cablegram unnumbered 22 March 1939,

SECRET

Please convey the following to Colonel Lloyd. [1]

Desire you furnish immediately any references or brief extracts of anti- Australian sentiment without relation to provocative acts by Australia made or published in Japan recently. Consul-General Japan [2] is protesting against anti-Japanese attitude here and alleges no statements made in Japan without provocation such as embargo on iron-ore or boycott of scrap iron, etc.

1 Lt Cot E.E. Longfield Lloyd, Australian Government Commissioner in Japan.

2 Torao Wakamatsu.

[AA: A981, JAPAN 101, ii]