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Parent Transferring materials concerning The Tripartite Pact and The Anti-Comintern Pact
Date 19 September 1947
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 5
Folder General Memoranda and Reports from September 1947
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
of Saghalien at moderate prices are also included. In the future, purchase of the Maritime Province of Siberia must also be considered. These demands should be made with firm determination. Shiratori declared the following to be the object of diplomacy. (quote): ?Ç£I believe this object to be a drastic liquidation of relations with Soviet Russia. All diplomatic activities should be concentrated on this object. . . . in order to eliminate the menace of Russia forever, it is necessary to make her a powerless capitalist Republic and to rigidly control her natural resources. . . At present the chances are good.?Ç¥ The conference of four Japanese ministers held on August 7, 1936 three months prior to the conclusion of the anti-comintern pact came to the conclusion that (quote exh. No. 704). ?Ç£. . . . Japan must exert every effort in bringing European powers to its advantage, especially in restraining the Soviet Union.?Ç¥ I also invite the Tribunal?ÇÖs attention to the following Prosecution?ÇÖs documents: Exh. No. 761-a giving the contents of the conversation of the accused Itagaki with Arita about combining Outer Mongolia with Japan and Manchuria on account of which ?Ç£Soviet territory in the Far East will fall into a very dangerous condition;?Ç¥ Exh. No. 735 containing a note of protest to the Japanese government dated May 4, 1936 on account of the sabotage activities against the U.S.S.R. of the Japanese authorities in Manchuria making use of the Russian white guard emigrants; Exh. No. 751 describing provocations of the Japanese army on the Soviet frontier near the lake Hanka on November 26, 1936; Exh. No. 770 about keeping in absolute secret air-line connections between Japan and Germany via Asia. Admission by the participants of the anti-comintern pact that it was directed against the U.S.S.R. Exhs. No. No. 7761, 2762, 486m, 782, 775, 484, 485. The accuse Oshima, one of the initiators of the anti-comintern pact testified in reply to the question ?Ç£specifically against what country was the anti-comintern pact directed?Ç¥ as follows (quote exh. No776a)