POWER POLITICS: Hitler's Europe

In one laconic sentence the German Ambassador to Japan, Major General Eugen Ott, last week set a temporary limit to German war aims and gave Japanese jingoes an encouraging pinch in the backside. The German Government, General Ott told Foreign Minister Hachiro Arita, "is not interested in the problem of The Netherlands Indies."

This was far more than Japan had hoped for when she asked other powers if they would respect the status quo of the East Indies (TIME, May 20). The Nationalist "Southward Ho" Party's newspaper Kokumin promptly hailed it...

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