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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
"Consul General FISCHER - who was specifically characterized by Lt. General OSHIMA as a person approved of by Japanese military authorities -^comes to the conclusion that the military authorities 'up to now have not allowed themselves to become disconcerted by all the statements from Tokyo about the respecting of foreign rights and interests in the ruthless utilization of their position of power and have not taken cognizance of the fact that German interests should be treated with care in the strangulation of foreign commerce. - 2 - "The Japanese economic policy aims at the control of' all the important industries of North and Middle China. As objects of this national-Japanese policy are named amongst others: shipping, railways and other communications, undertakings, mines, salt-production, mills, spinneries and weaving mills, cement, chemical factories, the wool** and silk industries. "In practice it has proceeded in the following w^ys All public or semi-public installations of the Central Provincial Government and the local*administrations, railways, telephone, telegraph and wireless stations, arsenals and workshops, mines and salt-fields naturally have been seized by the Japanese military authorities. "The greater part of factories of private industry have been destroyed. The machines have been taken apart so far as they were still useful and the rest have been sent to Japan as scrap metal. As Consul 80N£ imparted