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Parent Tri-Partite Pact Negotiations
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 4
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
TRI-PARTITE PACT NSGOIIATICNS 18 April 1939 Your views regarding the Tri-Partite Pact were the same as those of OSHBIA and SHIFUICRI, were they not? On April 10, 1939 were you not reprimanded by the Huperor because you supported the views of QSilMA and SKIRATQRI far a military alliance with Germany and Italy without any reservation and because you co/ered up for them at the Cabinet Conferences? Was it not a fact that the Bmperor had learned thet 03UMA and SHIRATCKI had secretly given canaiitments to Germany that Japan would participate in the war with Germany and England and that- the Emperor considered it unforgivable far OSHIMA and SXHRKTQRI to have overstepped the limits of their authority? And did not the Sapor or on the 10th give you the following reprimand •In the first place* it is an infringement upon the supreme authority of the Emperor for the two ambassadors to express intentions for participat¬ing in war* a matter beyond them to discuss* Under such circumstances, I do not think it very favorable for you to take the attitude of support¬ing them* This also applies to your covering up for them at the Cabinet Conferences*" Furious, you left, did you not, the palace and went to the room of the Chief Aide-de-Canp, where you muttered, "Who could it be that told everything to the Haperor?* (Here offer IS April 1939 entry)