256 Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States, to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 94 WASHINGTON, 20 May 1940, 11.10 p.m.
Bruce's telegram 338  repeated to me.
I have seen Tokyo telegrams on which this was based and later Tokyo telegrams. I note that Craigie believes the present situation is that the Japanese Cabinet has considered all angles and determined against any proposal for forcible measures regarding the N.E.I. although German successes might encourage the Japanese extremists to seek a new southward adventure.
Yesterday Lord Lothian  was informed in reply to informal enquiry that the U.S. Government intended to maintain their present policy, i.e. keep fleet at Hawaii as a deterrent to Japanese adventures. At the same time they will avoid giving provocation to Japan by such action as an embargo on war materials.