|Parent||Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy - Volume II|
|Date||25 November 1941|
|Collection||Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records|
|Folder||Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 2|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
"Telegram (Secret Cipher Process) "Tokyo, Jan. 17, 193816.13 hours "Arrived Jan. 17, 193812.15 hours TOP SECRET' "No. 28 of 17/1 In connection with Tel. of 16 No. 27 "UrgentI SecretI For the Reichsminister personally. "1) In the course of conversation after presenta¬tion of Japanese answer I expressed my regret to the Foreign Minister that the decisive statement of the Government was published immediately after presentation of answer and that Japanese answer cuts off any future discussion. Even if Japanese impatience over prolonged and unsatisfactory attitude of China is understandable, Japan bears responsibility to the world for breaking off the discussion. "2) Then, I asked HIROTA about the future intentions of Japan. Is a declaration of war intended or advance against Canton and Hainan Island? HIROTA declared both as not being planned for the time being. "3) Then, I expressed my anxiety about threefold unfavorable reaction of the continuance of war on German- Japanese relations. a.A danger that the English-Japanese relations become more strained, tfiich is not desirable to us. b.Bolshevization of China.