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Parent Collaboration between Japan, Germany and Italy Vol. VI
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 6
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
to a marked degree in fostering the goodwill of national intercourse. For these reasons it is a pertinent principle and also we see nothing to fear which may be of any hindrance of any kitid. Hence, the decision of the in¬vestigating committee by unanimous vote is that the plan should be adopted as it stands. wThe foregoing is a report on the result of our in-vestigation. "No. 28 (ISHIZUKA). "In its introductory provision, which I take forms the basis of this agreement, it is said that the essence of the culture of Japan and Germany as consisting of the characteristic spirit of Japan on one part and the racial and national life of Germany on the other. This seems somewhat out of coordination, but since it is so designated, I want to hear the reason, and what is embraced in the term, 'the racial and national life of Germany.1 According to German nationalism or Nazism and a current conception of the present day, the German race is attempting to unify and assimilate even those people who inhabit other nations while banning another race even though living in her own country. Whereas the characteristic feature of our spirit holds equality on all races without prejudice. This exemplifies the differences in view between this and that nation. Although directly nothing is stated relative to politics, this agreement may bring about some kind of influence politically. So I deem it important that special precaution be taken so that the people may not be misled. However, I wish to hear the government’s comment on this aspect.