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Mr J. H. S. Stuart, managing agent for the Royal Packet Steam Navigation Company,, which runs „ steamers between Australia and Java, arrived in Auckland yesterday to make arrangements for a New Zealand.,-.,exhibit of produce at the' forthcoming^exhibition at Samarang. ■. „. "•" >'■'■■' :. !j Mr Stuart pointed out that 35,000,000. people live in a country little bigger than the South Island of New Zealand, so there is an enormous market for New Zealand produce. . • Mr. Stuart-had a good deal to say about the menace of Japan. "The Government of Holland has gone seriously into the question cf the proper defence of the Dutch Indies," he said. ."A-Royal Commission of Defence sat, and as a result nine Dreadnoughts are to be built, also 18 destroyers and 12 submarines: That means a heavy expenditure, but in view of the growth of Japan since the Russian war, it is felt necessary to prepare to defend the Indies. This is a matter that also interests you over here, for if once Java passed into the hands of an Eastern nation it would bring them with: in very close striking distance of ■Australia. IV is an easy four days steam to the nearest point from Java to Australia, and still less from some of the outlying islands belonging to the Dutch, although the expenditure on defence will be,large. " The Government of Holland recognises the value of Java, as these islands are progressing wonderfully, and during the last 10 years the imports and exports have increased by 25 per font." . ' ■ ■.

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MENACE OF JAPAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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MENACE OF JAPAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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