((Private letters to Lord Ito and Minister Kusaribe))
Most honorable Minister of Interior,
Most honorable Minister of War
While I am generally in support of the plans regarding the building of naval bases and railways within Chosen, I must note that I am slightly surprised that the Ministries of the noble gentlemen did not even ask the opinion of the General Government before voicing their plans regarding Chosen. I wish to remind my good colleagues and friends that I am the representative of His Majesty and Prince Date themselves within Chosen, that is a special entity consisting of recently conquered people that have their own cultural peculiarities and that it important for the center to keep the expertize of the local authorities in mind before making fundamental decisions regarding the area. Otherwise, due to the lack of the information in the capital and the cooperation and coordination of activities between the General Government and the Ministries problems may arise. In the years to come, if Korea is to be Japanized, such special attention and special governmental bodies may stop to be necessary - but currently we need to be careful and weight all our options before acting within the area.
With a patriotic greeting,
Count of Hiroshima
Governor General of Chosen
To his excellency The Governor General of Korea
I apologise if the directive appeared heavy-handed, however I am always open to advice and suggestions. In specific regard to Chosen, the construction of the Pyongyang - Seoul - Pusan line, built in the aftermath of the invasion has been most successful. Building on this success will, I hope, have have many beneficial effects for the region and help ease governance and the maintenance of order. I would expect your office to be heavily involved in the execution of any infrastructure projects in the region, therefore any input from yourself is welcome. If you would like to suggest amendments or additions I will ensure the interior ministry cooperates in any way it can with your office.
I would also like to request information regarding educational facilities in Chosen. Is there any lack of resources or personnel? Whilst the Interior Ministry lacks the resources to rectify any issues at this time, if it is necessary I will ensure some are put aside in the future.