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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
Proof (a) Document 4042E, (Exhibit No. ): "Berlin, 8 October 1940 MEMORANDUM Memorandum from WIEHL dated 8 Oct 1940. "I informed the Japanese Ambassador on 4 October that we would like to make use of his offer, that Japan could buy raw materials from Netherlands East Indies for us, in excess of her own demands and pass them on to us. Re¬garding details of our wishes I handed him a note with the following contents: ‘3 million reichsmark in foreign bills of exchange for tin, rubber and castor-oil plants’ seeds or castor oil. 1 million reichsmark in foreign bills of exchange for about 1,000 tons of spices. In the first place information is requested on the quantities that can be delivered, and the time of delivery. The amounts of foreign bills of exchange could be paid in full to the working association of the three biggest Japanese business concerns for a receipt and a declaration of obligation that the goods concerned would be handed over within a period of two months to the confidant on the German side in Dairen (Manchukuo). In the event of a part of the goods not being delivered, before the expiry of the period of time the firms promise to pay back the equivalent of the undelivered parts immediately in foreign bills of exchange according to German choice.’ “The Japanese Ambassador promised me ot telegraph my information to his government. He remarked, he would then