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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
a)At the time of the outbreak of the conflict, a delivery of enlargement equipment had just arrived for the automatic telephone exchange which had been built by SIEMENS & HA1SKE. The Japanese did not accept these, but ordered a new automatic exchange from the NIHON DENSHIN DENWA KABUSHIKI KAISHA. b)The same firm received orders for deliveries for two public automatic telephone exchanges in Shanghai. c)The same firm participated in the founding of a company for news exchange in Kalgan together with a 'Mongolian Government' (Kwantung Army) and received the order for a public automatic telephone exchange. d) Up to now SIEMENS & EALSKE was almost exclusively the only firms supplying telephone and telegraph equip¬ment for manifold utilization of overland wires. In the territories occupied by Japan such orders are only given to Japanese firms from now on. (Up to now two three-channel telephone constructions for North China and one one-channel do for Tientsin-Peking). "From the examples given above one can clearly see that the German firm has been entirely pushed out by the Japanese from fields, which in the past have been its steadily huge customers. "It is to be feared that we will make the same experience on all fields where Japanese monopolies prevail, until