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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
In this dilemma Japan sought the political strength and bargaining pov/er which would be acquired by military alliance with Germany, a nation then engaged in a program of military pre¬paredness for aggressive action in Europe.7 The Anti-Comintern Pact Phase of the Japanese-German-Italian Collaboration CONCLUSION OF THE PACT Negotiations between the accused 0SHIMA, the Japanese Military Attache to Germany, and Ribbentrop for a Japanese-German alliance, begun in the spring of 1935, we re continued in the spring of 1936 by the diplomatic representatives of the two governments,® The result was the conclusion of the Japanese- German Anti-Comintern Pact on 25 September 1936.9 This pact on its face was directed against the activities of the Communist International. An accessory protocol provided for the establish-ment of a permanent committee for the purpose of facilitating close collaboration in matters concerning the exchange of 7.Exhibit 704, TP 7,523, page 3 of the exhibit. At the Four-Minister Conference on 7 August 1936 the following deci¬sion was made s "The developments in the European political situation have a great influence on the East Asia, and so Japan must assert every effort in bringing European powers to its advantage especially in restraining the Soviet Union." 8.(a) Exhibit 477 ? TP 5.914. Interrogation of OSHIMA, Horoshi* (b) Exhibit 479? TP 5.931. The Investigation Report on the conclusion of Japan-Germany Anti-Comintern Pact. 9.Exhibit 36, TP 5,934- Text of the Fact.