Japan to Close Doors to German Jews After Signing Pact with Reich

Japan’s doors will be closed to German Jews after signature of the German-Japanese cultural pact scheduled for next Friday, it was learned today. When the pact goes into effect, it was learned, recruitment of Jewish professors for Japanese universities will come to an abrupt end.

Many noted and highly qualified professors driven from posts in Germany have in recent years gone to the Far East and to Japan in particular. Scientists and musicians have figured largely among them. It was understood that those under contract to the Government in university posts would not be discharged but the German Government reportedly has asked that they be replaced as be replaced as fast as their contracts expire. Meanwhile, under provisions of the cultural pact, German authorities will henceforth select those German professors and instructors who go to Japan to take up university posts.

The German-Japanese cultural pact, to be signed on the second anniversary of the signing of the German-Japanese anti-Comintern agreement, will provide mutual recognition of the “racial” principles of Germany and Japan and will provide for extensive collaboration in radio, publishing, exchange of students and professors, and similar measures.

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