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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
“Speecy by WEIZSAECKER AT THE OPENING OF THE GERMAN- JAPANESE CULTURE COMMITTEE "Your Excellency, Gentlemen. It is a pleasant duty to me to welcome you all today on the occasion of the meeting of the German-Japanese Culture Committee. "And my special greetings go to you, Your Excellency, Ambassador KORTJSU. Your presence here proves again your active interest in the Committee, which represents a further, and in many respects a new kind of, connecting link between Germany and Japan and has been called upon to play a significant part in the spiritual exchange between our two nations. You have, we know, besides your political and economic professional questions, occupied yourself most deeply with German philosophy and literature. For us, therefore, you are, as a personal expert in German spiritual life, the best guarantee for the advancement of the cultural correlation of our countries. "The formation of the German-Japanese Culture Committee, proposed from the German side, has met with the agreement of the Imperial Japanese Embassy. The Berlin Committee, oust like the corresponding committee in Tokyo is composed equally of five Japanese and five Germans. "I warmly welcome the fact that Envoy USAMI, as advisor in the Japanese Embassy has undertaken the leadership of the Japanese group in the committee, and that the other Japanese gentlemen happily represent all Japanese life in Germany. I thank you, gentlemen, for your readiness to undertake the office proposed to you, and gladly count on your lively participation in our common task.