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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
"I thank you for your presence, State Secretary ZSCHINTZSCH, as representative of the Reich Ministry for Science, Education and 'National Education,1 and you, Ministry Director GREINER, as representative of the Reich Ministry for National Enlightenment & Propaganda.^ In relations between Germany and Japan we cannot be satisfied that knowledge of each other's country should be confined to a small circle of experts. Rather must a real mutual understanding between the nations be extended to the widest possible circle in the nations concerned, by means of real knowledge and comprehension. National education and national enlightenment are the most important means for the attainment of the high goal we have in mind. Your presence bears witness that you will do your part in the spheres of your respective ministries to crown these efforts with success. "Following the precedent in Tokyo, it seemed suitable to us that the Foreign Office should itself be presiding over the committee. Therefore the head of the Cultural Political Department, Envoy Doctor Von TWARDOWSKI has been entrusted with this task. 11 Just in the last few years relations between organiza-tions and societies in the Nazi Party /NSDAP/ and Japan have developed very gratifyingly. As examples of this I mention the fact that the Reich Board of Health has concluded an agreement with the Japanese-German Medical Society and that the Reich Youth Board is permanently represented in Japan by OBERGEBIETS-FUEHRER SCHULTZE. As the utilization