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Parent Collaboration between Japan, Germany and Italy Vol. VI
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 6
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
"The Japanese Ambassador then expressed his thanks for the support which Min. Dir. WOHLTAT had given him at the whaling conference in London. "I then informed the Japanese Ambassador that our military advisors would probably leave Hankow on 5 July. It had not been altogether easy to effect their departure. In connection with the recall of Ambassador TRAUTMANN a number of combinations regarding severing of German- Chinese relations and the recognition of the Peking Govern¬ment had been in the Japanese press. I would be thankful if the Japanese press could be influenced in such a way that it would refrain from such combinations. "The Japanese Ambassador then expressed himself optimistically regarding the further development of the military operations. After a capture of Hankow the position of CHIANG KAI-SHEK seemed to him untenable. "Berlin, 29 June 1938 Signed RIBBENTROP" (d) Document 4031C, (Exhibit No.): ""Berlin, 6 July 1938 "MEMORANDUM "ON A CONVERSATION WITH THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR, ON 6 JULY 1938. "TOGO, who had announced himself, made reference to the fact that the Reichminister in the conversation of 29 June had referred him to me regarding details of the pending ! economic negotiations. At first he spoke about the present