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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
with Germany and Italy, and tho spokesman for the Amy in the Diet and War Minister IIATA declared that "Japan's progress in China cannot bo stopped by tho obsolete Mine-Power Treaty." 121 In May 1940 there were indications that the YOHAI- AHITA government was striving for an understanding with England and America, and at this time the group in Japan friendly to Germany desired that a now government be formed under the leader¬ship of Prince KONOYE. Germany continued in her efforts to stir up Japanese feeling against America by influencing tho press and political leaders, and the accused OSMIIjA and SMIHATOHI worked in confidential cooperation with the German Embassy in this pro- gram. 122 JAPAN PUSHED HIS PLANS AGAINST NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES AND INDO-CHINA In May and June 1940 the accused, or their loaders, took full advantage of the diversion of the world's attention, resulting from German military successes in Maropo3 by pushing their 'Dlans in the areas south of China and in the South Seas. On May 9, 1940 9 Germany invaded Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. On 11 May 1940, the Japanese Foreign Office issued a statement regarding tho Netherlands East Indies 121.(a)Exhibit 2?6-A, TP 3,701. (b)Exhibit 514, TP 6,149. 122.(a)Exhibit515, TP 6,150. (b)Exhibit516, TP 6,152.