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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
In view of the well known economic policy of the Japanese military authorities he is, however, convinced that in the long run a basic discussion is unavoidable with the Japanese Government regarding the conflicts with legitimate German interests, arising from their economic policy. C) The German economic activity- in the Japanese occupied territories is generally encroached upon in that the Germans, just as the rest of the foreigners, are prohibited from entering into the territories already pacified, whereas they are visited by groups of Japanese peddlers, traders and other civilians* This applies to North China along the Peking -Paotou Railway as well as to the triangle Shanghai -Nanking -Hang chow * MIn Inner Mongolia, the Kwantung Army has ordered the representatives of the firm MELCHERS & CO* to leave the area at once 'as this was necessary for the personal safety of the employees,1 although Japanese businessmen go on working there as before* Thus the buying organiza¬tions of the German firm, which for many years has bought wool and skins there are paralyzed, and the business /has been/ conducted into the hands of a Japanese monopoly company* The same measures have been taken in Manchuria where the Manchurian Lifestock Co* has received a monopoly. HThe provisionary government in Peking has further declared that the export of skins and furs from the ports of Tientsin, Chefoo, and Tsingtao is prohibited, on 30