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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
situation of the German-Japanese negotiations for the trade agreement and said that, in the last conversation of his Commercial Attache SHUDO with M. D. WOHLTHAT and L. R, VOSS, we had expressed certain wishes for the ac¬ceptance of German goods by Japan up to the amount of 160 million yen, suggested by Japan, for normal export, and had declared ourselves willing to take into consideration the Japanese suggestion for an agreement regarding an ad¬ditional export of lJO million yen, half against Japanese goods, half on credit, in the event of the Japanese Government considering our wishes favorably. He had telegraphed this outcome of the conversation of his Com¬mercial Attache to Tokyo and had recommended consideration of our wishes. After having received instructions he would again contact me. "Then the Ambassador again spoke about the Pro Memoria on German-Japanese economic cooperation in China and in- sisted particularly and obstinately on his counterplan which he had handed to the German Foreign Minister on 29 June and which the Beichsminister had already declared un¬satisfactory. The differences of opinion referred to the following points: “l) According to our suggestion the Pro Memoria was to refer to fthe areas of China which are under Japanese in¬fluence. 1 The Ambassador wishes to replace these words throughout merely by just 'China1 and brought up as a reason that the Japanese Government hoped to extend its influence over all of China, therefore it was for general reasons undesirable