Secretary to Austrian Legation in Tokyo

I'm looking for the name of a Secretary to the Austrian Legation in

Tokyo who appears in a Japanese short story set in 1927. He is

described as being from an Austrian aristocratic family and as having

left Japan in 1927. The backtransliteration of the Japanese is

'Chindaru', but this would not be the spelling in the original

language (presumably German). Possibilities (by sound) might include,

for example, 'Cindar', 'Tindal', 'Tschindar', 'Tyndall', 'Zindar',

etc. Since several other named background-figures in the story (e.g.,

the French ambassador Paul Claudel) are real, historical characters, I

assume that the Secretary to the Austrian Legation is too. At any

rate, presumably someone occupied this post in 1927.



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Secretary to Austrian Legation in Tokyo

I'm looking for the name of a secretary to the Austrian Legation in

Tokyo who appears in a Japanese short story set in 1927. His name,

when backtransliterated into German, sounds like 'Tschindar' or

'Tschindal', but I haven't been able to identify any individual so

named.

According to the story, which is accurate in other details of

background historical characters, this gentleman (1) belonged to an

old Austrian aristocratic family, and (2) sailed for Europe in 1927.



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Secretary to Austrian Legation in Tokyo

Who was the outgoing Secretary to the Austrian Legation in

Tokyo in 1927?

Clarification of Question bygiraldusfaber-ga

It's possible that the secretary in question was not the First

Secretary to the Legation (his title may have been, for example,

Second Secretary).

I know roughly what his surname sounds like because I have a Japanese

transliteration of it, so I should know the right answer when I see

it.

Request for Question Clarification byscriptor-ga

Dear giraldusfaber,

This might sound a bit naive, but have you already cosidered

contacting the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs? They should have

files of all diplomats.

Best regards,

Scriptor

Clarification of Question bygiraldusfaber-ga

Dear Scriptor,

Sorry for the delay.

That is a good suggestion. However, I need the information by

mid-January and so may have left it a bit late to start a

correspondence with the Ministry. I thought that if the information is

available in the public domain, it might be more rapidly accessible.

Giraldusfaber



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