|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|
she joined the pact between Japan and Germany, did not join the secret pact annexed to that pact because she did not know the existence of the secret pact or because she did not want to take part in it although she knew of its existence? "Since it is a very important matter to strengthen qualitatively the anti-Comintern Pact I cannot express at once pro or con on this matter. However, if the government is to take this into consideration and commence negotiations with the countries concerned in the near future, how about taking this opportunity to have Hungary and Manchukuo, which occupy important positions vis-a-vis the Soviet Union, participate in it? May I ask whether only Japan and Germany are to consider the matter of qualitatively strengthening the Pact? "Next, according to this bill, Manchukuo and Hungary are to conclude a pact with Japan, Italy and Germany each, but it appears that there can be no close relations between Manchukuo and Hungary because there is no direct agreement between them. In the report of the Judging Committee, it is stated that, 'according to the explanation of the Foreign Ministry authorities, Manchukuo and Hungary will take part in the already existing Anti-Comintern Pact among Japan, Italy and Germany through separate arrangements, as a matter of form, but in consequence of it these five countries will form a single body in respect to that Pact.1 How can it be so? Or is it Intended to have a separate arrangement made between Manchukuo and Hungary? Please clarify.