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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
Ambassador the willingness of the German Government to try to do its best for economic and technical cooperation with Japan in China* He at the same time expressed the wish that the Japanese Government for its part would proceed in the same manner and that in particular it would take an especially generous and considerate attitude especially as regards German foreign trade in China* WII.) After the Ambassador had informed the Japanese Government of the course and results of the conversations as depicted above, the Ambassador was then instructed by the Imperial Government to communicate the following to the German Government:- The Japanese Government is agreed with the points mentioned in I*) and accordingly intends, with regard to the economic activity concerning Germany's foreign trade in China to observe the following lines in future* "a) In future the Japanese Government will consider Germany particularly benevolently in her economic activities in China and will at least grant her the most favorable treatment that third powers (excepting Manchukuo) will enjoy* and is accordingly prepared in individual cases, in which future proposals will be made by Germany with a bearing on this, to promote German interests where possible* This benevolent treatment of Germany of course does not exclude Japan's economic cooperation with third powers. "b.) The Japanese Government is of the opinion that German foreign trade in China has to stand fundamentally on the same footing with the Japanese. It will consequently