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Parent Exhibit 3885, R. 38,722
Date 26 January 1948
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 6
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from January 1948
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
DEF. DOC. #3021 Attaches or ethers stationed in foreign countries. 4. In Japan the Foreign Office, the War Ministry and the Navy Ministry were using different telegraphic codes each other. Therefore, it was impossible to make direct exchange of telegrams between the General Staff and the Japanese Ambassador in Germany, keeping such exchange secret from the Foreign Office. 5. In about January or February 1939 no telegram was dis¬patched from the General Staff to Ambassador Oshima stating that the prerogative of diplomacy belonged to the Emperor etc., as mentioned in the Exhibit No.3795 A. 6. In about January or February 1939 the General Staff did not dispatch any telegram to Ambassador Oshima concerning the question of strengthening the Anti- Comintern Pact, nor was no telegram received by the General Staff from Ambassador Oshima. 7. Military Attaches stationed in foreign countries belongs directly to the General Staff. Concerning the negotiations for a treaty between Japan, Germany and Italy the General Staff never sent in 1939 a draft of such a treaty by telegram to the Japanese Military Attacks in Germany. /S/ HASHIMOTO Gun (seal) 26 January 1948, in Tokyo. Witness:. /S/ SHIMANOUCHI, Tatsuki - 2 -