[Note] Revision of the Congo Basin Treaty and Japan in the 1930s : Examining the Narratives of Consular Reports[Note] Revision of the Congo Basin Treaty and Japan in the 1930s : Examining the Narratives of Consular ReportsAN00046869
研究ノート The paper is a part of a wider study which examines the trajectory of Japan’s economic interests in Africa in the period between 1914 and the beginning of World War II. It explores the nature of trade necessitated by Japan’s growing industrial capitalist economy in response to the African market by noting the complimentary nature of the relationship. By focusing on Japanese consular reports this paper will explore the initiatives of the Japanese official and unofficial sectors in the face of British colonial and imperial policies in Africa. It specifically considers the role of the Congo Basin Treaty as the framework which enabled Japan to advance in African market in the mid-1930s and the Anglo-Japanese rivalries over its revision and abolition.