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100 Jewish Firms in Kobe Boost Japan’s Export Trade

June 27, 1934
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There has been a marked development in Japan’s trade since the year, with Jewish traders hailing from Egypt, India, Iraq and Europe, establishing branch offices at Kobe, Japan’s commercial city.

It is an open secret that since the boycott of German goods and services Jewish merchants have flocked to Japan in large numbers to establish business connections. Kobe today is buzzing with orders and welcoming trade returns showing an excess of exports over imports.

It is stated that at the time of the Hamaguchi cabinet, in the days preceding the gold embargo, there were a handful of Jews, but today they total more than 200, about seventy families. A correspondent writing from Kobe, stated that there are, altogether, 10 Jewish firms, half of which came from Egypt, Syria, India and Iraq, and the other half from Europe and America.

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