Big Three Communique May Be Unfavourable FRESH POJjICY CALLED FOli Rec. .10 a.m. FpW YORK, July 23. The Domei news agency in Japan says that the Japanese must be prepared to find'lhat the Big Three, after their Potsdam meeting, will issue a communique with provisions considerably, unfavourable to Japan.
The newspaper Sanyo Keiza says the Foreign Office must carry out a fresh, vigorous policy, especially a policy opposite that of the Soviet Union. The Domei agency also quoted without comment Generalissimo Stalin's Order of the Day on Red Navy Day.
In an earlier statement the Domei news agency said: "The Japanese are reasonable people who are amenable to fair arguments, but are also firm people who cannot be intimidated." This was quoted by the New York Times.
In spite of an official Japanese admission that the recent intensification of air and naval assaults had produced some signs of unrest among the Japanese people, the Domei agency insisted that "the American tactics are serving to whip up the fighting fervour of the Japanese people to an immeasurably higher pitch than ever. The Japanese cannot be defeated by any such tactics as the Americans may conceive upon the premises of their own psychology."
A Moscow message dated July 22 stated: "The Soviet newspaper Pravda, referring to Generalissimo Stalin's Order of the Day on the occasion of Red Navy Day said: 'Russia is and must be a great naval Power.' The paper goes on to say that Russia abuts on two oceans, and every crumb of experience m naval warfare must be digested and assimilated by Soviet sailors."
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JAPAN CONCERNED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 173, 24 July 1945
JAPAN CONCERNED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 173, 24 July 1945
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