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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 way of Japan accomplishing her so-called divine mission appears from declarations made by several of their leader? oturia? this period. In August 1936 the accused HASHIMOTO retired from the army and became active in the promotion of what he termed "the Renovation Movement." 67 In his roll as successor to the accused, OKAWA, in the dissemination of propoganda, he published books, pamphlets and articles in which he advocated aggressive warfare with the announced purpose of having Japan control all East Asia and ultimately dominate the world. In December 1936 in a publica tlon entitled "Declaration of HASHIMOTO, Kingoro," he declared that Japanese national policy was "the realization of the unifica tion of the world under the Emperor," and advocated increase of armaments to the amount "necessary for conquering other countries of different principles that try to hinder us on our way toward the realization of the Imperial Way." In his book entitled "Speeches to Young Men," published in 1937, HASHIMOTO wrote, "We must build the world for Japan1s sake. Heaven ordered Japan to achieve its great mission. The Manchurian Incident thus occur-* red."6* On 9 June 1938 the accused ARAKI, then Minister of Education, at the National Conference of Principals of Agricul-tural Schools declared that the national policy "is based on the 67. Exhibit 2185, TP 15,648 68. Exhibit 2188, TP 15,694 69. Exhibit 2188, TP 15,703