894.797/27: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State

152. Embassy’s despatch No. 1891, July [June] 11, 1936,45a automobile manufacturing industry law.

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Imperial ordinance gazetted today fixes date of enforcement of automobile manufacturing industry law as July 11, 1936.
At the same time an enforcing ordinance was promulgated defining automobiles to which the law applies as those having engines of more than 750 cubic centimeters capacity and manufacturers to which the law applies as those producing more than 3,000 cars per annum.
The Department of Commerce and Industry simultaneously issued an ordinance containing detailed definitions and regulations of little or no interest to American manufacturers. Full text by mail.46
Inform Commerce.
  1. Not printed.
  2. Despatch No. 1944, July 14, not printed.