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Parent Japanese - German - Italian Collaboration
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 14
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration and Introduction
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
of practicing discriminatory treatment. The Governor-General does not realize that the present situation is so serious that if he remains so old fashioned as to be concerned with diplomatic formulas only, the existence of the Dutch East Indies will be in danger, and he cannot keep pace with the changing situation. He openly tried to do his utmost to evade political problems. He envinced not the slightest sign of fervor to try to sound out the true intention of the Japanese Government towards the Dutch East Indies. Inasmuch as he does not understand our real idea of friendly relations between the two countries, it is of no use for us to continue the negotiations further with such a Governor- General. It has made me feel that I have cone all this way in vain.” 170 DEFENDS ON FRENCH -INDO-CHINA UNDER THREAT OF MILITARY ACTION With regard to French Indo-China, the Japanese govern¬ment, during the regime of the YONAI Cabinet, after consultation with the Army and the Navy, prepared certain proposals for pre-sentation to the French government. 171 On August 1 these pro¬posals were presented by 111TSU0KA, Foreign Minister in the newly organized KONOYE Cabinet, to the French Ambassador. HATSUOKA requested French Indo-China cooperation with Japan in political, military and economic affairs "for the establishment of Japan's 170Exhibit 1312, TP 11,814. 171Exhibit 620, TP 6,877.