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Parent Japanese - German - Italian Collaboration
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 14
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration and Introduction
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
the Japanese plan of subjugation by agressive warfare could be conceived than this evidence depicting Japan1s ruthless action in China. CULTURAL COLLABORATION Closer cooperation between Japan and Germany was secured by resort to the device of concluding a cultural treaty between the two powers on 2? November 1938. The treaty provided for systematic promotion of cultural relations in the fields of science, fine arts, music, literature, motion pictures, radio broadcasts, child and youth movements, sports and in other ways.-^ At the Privy Council meeting which approved the treaty, attended by Chairman HIRANUMA, Minister of Education ARAKX, Minister of War ITAGAKI, it was significantly pointed out by ISHIZUKA that "although directly nothing is stated relative to politics, this agreement may bring about some kind of influence politically,” 56 and at the opening session of the German-Japanese Culture Commi¬ttee in Berlin on 3 April 1940, Von Weizsaecker expressed the conviction that the treaty v/ould be an effective instrument in deepening the political friendship of the two nations.57 55#Exhibit 37, TP 6,570. 56Exhibit 589, TP 6,575. 57Exhibit 590, TP 6,583.