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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
suggest to his government that on acquiesence of our proposal on its part it expresses the desire to obtain an enlarged market in Germany and the countries occupied by Germany or those economically dependent on Germany for such Japanese products, which Japan, due to the reaction to the Tripartite Pact, will probably not be able any more to sell in countries of English-American influence to the previous extent. With regard to this I told the Ambassador that we would be pleased to examine such wishes* (signed) WIEHL Copies to St. S. U. St. S. Pol, Pol VIII, DG W, W VII with the request to inform the competent authorities and the Embassy in Tokyo." (4) On 28 April 1941, a draft of a work program was prepared for the Economic Subcommission of the Tripartite Pact in Berlin. This work program included cooperation in many fields. Waging of commercial and economic warfare included the exchange of economic information between the signatories and their representa¬tives in neutral countries, supervision of the trade of neutral countries with enemy countries, control of purchases with the aim of disturbing markets in neutral countries, common economic pressure on neutral countries, and economic measures to deprive the enemy of shipping space. Mutual support was planned in the supply of raw materials, which included plans for purchasing, transporting and financing. Mutual transmission of patents and licenses, granting of technical assistance, and partnership transactions relating to capital were contemplated. It was planned to transport raw materials from the Netherlands East Indies, Thailand, Indo-China and China to Japan. The cooperation was intended to extend to the promotion of economic combinations between the states belonging to the Tripartite Pact, and include measures deemed practicable and necessary for the period of the present war and preparations for the post-war period.