|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|
the understanding to let Italy join the said Treaty and it was agreed that in matter of form the new Treaty between Japan, Germany and Italy be concluded separately from the already concluded Japan-Germany Treaty. In such a way we came to see the definite formation of this Protocol. Therefore, should Italy recede from the Protocol, the Japan-Germany Treaty would not be affected whatsoever. * * * "It appears to me that the conclusion of this new treaty between Japan, Germany and Italy would not only contribute to the strengthening of the joint preventive measures against the destructive operations of Communist International but would also give birth to some spiritual effects which would contribute to the international politics by cooperation of three nations. Therefore, when the conclusion of this Treaty was viewed in the light of the present situation, it could be said as the most timely, measure and its provisions too may be deemed as having no grounds for objection and it is my earnest desire that by conclusion of this Treaty the maintaining of order in countries concerned would be carried out to our satisfac¬tion by exchanging information on activities of Communist International and by taking other appropriate measures. Thus I end my report on investigation done of the subject.