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Wednesday, 30 September 1942

Mr CURTIN - Talks from other countries, including Japan, are monitored. The first thing that would he necessary in this case would be to ascertain that the Tokyo broadcasts are authentic.

Mr Scullin - The talks are " put over " in order to assist Japanese propaganda.

Mr CURTIN - That is so. As 1 stated earlier, we have found it extremely difficult to obtain any information from Japan about prisoners of war. I am hopeful, however, that as the result of the recent exchange .by Australia and Japan of members of the Diplomatic Corps, we may he able to secure better information concerning prisoners of war in Japanese hands.

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