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170 Mr Torao Wakamatsu, Japanese Consul-General in Sydney, to Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister

Letter SYDNEY, 26 March 1938


I have the honour to bring to your notice an article appearing in
the 'Sydney Morning Herald' of March 24th [1], a cutting of which
is enclosed herewith, with reference to the probability of a
proclamation being issued by the Federal Government within the
next few days prohibiting the export of iron ore from Australia.

I shall be grateful if you will be good enough to inform me of
both the tentative and the final decisions by the Federal
Government as regards this matter, because I am greatly concerned
about its development, in view of large Japanese interests such as
those which, as you are aware, have been vested in Yampi Sound,
Western Australia.


1 Not printed.

[AA : A981, AUSTRALIA 90]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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