Doc. No. 6907 He expressed the hope that Japan be made a part of the New Order and that after the war Japan would not be forgotten in the new apportionment of the world. With regard to the New Order in the so-called Greater East Asia area, KURUSU assented that Japan did not Intend conquest, oppression or exploitation in these areas and expected nothing of the sort from any third power. On the same day these views were expressed by Foreign Minister MATSUOKA to the German Ambassador and both KURUSU and MATSUOKA sought to be informed of Germany's attitude on these matters0 The strengthening of Japan1s foreign policy with regard to Japanese-German coalition immediately became apparent. War Minister TOJO entered upon a program by which he sought to promote anti-British feeling among the Japanese. Foreign Minister MATSUOKA, having made a demand on the Republic of France for consent to the use of certain Indo-China territory and facilities in connection with the war against China, requested the German Government to support the Japanese demands by "influencing the French Government." On 23 August 1940, Foreign Minister MATSUOKA announced the recall of numerous ambassadors, ministers, councillors and consuls and declared to the press that this action had become necessary in order to make "secure" the new foreign policy introduced by him. The new government formed a commission of twenty-four leading persons consisting mostly of followers of the policy of collaboration with the Axis powers, with the aim of planning suitable action for the adjustment of state affairs on an authoritarian basis. On this commission SHIRATORI was ap- N * # pointed the representative for foreign political matters.