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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
"No. 17 (ARITA)s "In short, the racial and nationalistic life of Germany is none other than the singular spirit of Germany. The reason for the adoption of the term was because of the firm insistance on the part of Germany at the outset of negotiations, explaining that their characteristic spirit being phenominized in the racial and national life of Germany, it should be made the essence of her culture. "On the second point this agreement proposes to aid in the liaison and systematic uplifting of the culture of the two nations. It recognizes that cultural relations of Japan and Germany form the basis of the characteristic spirits of each respective nation. Therefore it is unlikely that there will be any influence politically. However, if there are such opinions of fear in the carrying into effect of the agreement, sufficient precaution shall be taken. "No. 28 (ISHIZUKA): "On the whole I understand, but it is conceivable that during the long life of this agreement there is a possibility that politics will be influenced. In particular, a tendency to go with the German stream is not at all deniable in this country of late. In view of this fact, I repeat and hope that there should be some means to guard against all possible mistake on the part of our nation before this agreement is concluded. "Chairman (HIRANUMA): Since there are no other questions, we shall omit second reading and procedures and directly