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Jun 29, 1940

Japan declared the South Seas as an area where it had a special interest, broadening its assumed sphere of influence. Foreign minister Arita said, "The countries of East Asia and the regions of the South Seas area geographically, historically, racially, and economically very closely related... The uniting of all those regions in a single sphere on a basis of common existence, insuring thereby the stability of that sphere, is a national conclusion."

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2011-06-29

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