3. The Canadian legation in Japan has been functioning without interruption since its establishment in May, 1929. The address of the legation is 16 Omote-eho, 3-chome, Akasaka-ku, Tokyo.
4. The interests of Canadian nationals requiring representations to the government of Japan are in the charge of the Canadian minister at Tokyo. There is no Canadian minister in China. Inquiries concerning and assistance to Canadian nationals in Chinese territory, including the regions of the conflict, have been carried out through members of the British consular and diplomatic service and members of the Canadian government trade commissioner service stationed in China. The procedure followed in the case of the Canadian national who was killed on the SS. " President Hoover," whereby the negotiations regarding the payment of indemnity are being handled by the United States Government, is similar to that followed in the " I'm Alone " case, in which the Canadian government presented the claim in respect of a French sailor who was killed.
5. To maintain a strict neutrality and to contribute in collaboration with other Governments, as opportunity affords, to movements designed to restore peace in the orient through methods of conciliation.
Subtopic: TOKYO LEGATION-THE SINO-JAPANESE CONFLICT
1. Canada, as a participant in the Nine Power Far Eastern treaty concluded at Washington, February 6, 1922, took part in the
conference convened at Brussels for the purpose of examining, in accordance with article 7 of that treaty, the situation in the Far East and study friendly methods of hastening the end of the conflict now taking place there.
2. United States of America, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, China, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, The Union of South Africa, Sweden, Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, United Kingdom.
The Hon. Raoul Dandurand, Senator, minister without portfolio.
3 and 4. The report of the Brussels conference, dated November 24th, 1937, as issued by the conference, which has been laid on the table, sets forth the proceedings.
5. Under the rules this question does not appear to be of a suitable character for disposition by question and answer.
6. Answered by nos. 3 and 4.
7. Canadian delegations at international conferences observe the methods of procedure customarily followed on such occasions.
9. Answered by No. 8.
Subtopic: CANADA AND THE NINE POWER CONFERENCE AT BRUSSELS
As this question refers more particularly to myself I am answering it orally.
It had been my intention to pay a visit to Germany at the conclusion of the Assembly of the League of Nations, at which I represented Canada, in the autumn of 1936. This, however, did not prove possible at that time. Following the imperial conference of 1937, I was able to carry out the deferred visit. As I have already indicated in public statements, the purpose of the visit was to obtain at first hand, as inti-
mate a knowledge of conditions in Europe as the time at my disposal permitted. After leaving Great Britain I paid brief visits to France and Belgium, as well as to Germany. The British Government were fully aware of the intention to pay the visit to Berlin, which occurred on June 27th to 30th, inclusive. The interchange of views and information which took place was of a nature which it is not the practice to disclose.
Subtopic: VISIT OF THE PRIME MINISTER TO BERLIN
3. The states represented, namely, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Greece, Roumania, Turkey, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and Yugoslavia, concluded on September 14, 1937, an agreement for collective measures against piratical attacks in the Mediterranean by submarines, and, on September 17, 1937, a supplementary agreement for collective measures against piratical acts in the Mediterranean by surface vessels and aircraft; and by subsequent arrangement, Italy agreed to participate in these measures.
2. No official information; press reports have been noted.
3. Canada has made no contribution to the cost of the Singapore naval base. The government know of no agreement in this respect. The expenditures upon measures for the naval defence of Canada, as approved by parliament from time to time, are shown in the records of the house.
4. Answered by No. 1.
Subtopic: OPENING OF SINGAPORE DRY DOCK