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Decision Following the Imperial Conference of September 6, 1941 (Tentative Translation)

Decision Following the Imperial Conference of September 6, 1941 (Tentative Translation)

Date
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 26
Folder Miscellaneous Documents on Japanese Nationalism and Militarism
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
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Translation of decision following the Imperial Conference of September 6, 1941 that outlines Japan's policies in reaction to the increasingly hostile situation with the United States, Great Britain, and the Netherlands. Frames "minimum Japanese requirements" in terms of Japanese self-preservation and self-defense. This document states the demands Japan will make of the United States, Great Britain and the Netherlands through diplomatic measures first and if those fail, Japan will then go to war with the three countries. In their demands, Japan sets out areas in the Far East that the three countries mentioned are not to intervene or obstruct, especially regarding the China Affair. States "special efforts will be exerted to prevent American and the Soviet Union forming a united front against Japan."