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Germans in Japan Aloof from Hitler

The German community here, some of whose members are opposed to the Nazi regime, recently took part in a stormy debate over the question of Hitler’s policies. Two Hitlerite representatives, Herr Scharf, of the Siemens-Schuckert Company, and the journalist, Don Gato, whose real name is Herr Zander, invited the community to discuss the Nazi program and the formation of a branch of the National Socialist Party in Japan.

German Jews in Japan naturally did not attend the meeting. The two Hitlerites attacked the reserved speech of Herr Butmann, German Consul General in Yokohama, who asked the German community in Japan not to occupy itself with polities. Several supporters of Herr Butmann sharply criticized the two Hitlerites. As a result, the German community declared in fayor of taking no part in Nazi activity away from Germany.

Excerpts from the Japanese press reveal that Japan has had a change of heart regarding her love for Chancellor Hitler. Most Japanese papers are now opposed to the Nazis.

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