Describes the actions of Toshio Shiratori as a career serviceman in the Foreign Office including his work regarding the Manchurian Incident, the Tripartite Pact, and negotiations with Germany and Russia.
Describes Vice-Admiral Takazumi Oka's actions as Chief of the Navy Affairs Bureau and role in liaison conferences regarding the war program. Reveals that he had prior knowledge to the attack on Pearl Harbor in the middle of November, 1941.
Describes Lieutenant General Akira Muto's career and actions in the army, including his involvement as Director of the Military Affairs Bureau. Gives details about the China Affair, military propaganda, and censorship.
Gives details about Admiral Osami Nagano's long career in the navy and his actions as Navy Minister. Includes specifics about going to war with Great Britain and the United States, including the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Describes General Kenryo Sato's actions as Chief of the Military Affairs Bureau, including his decisions on the Manchurian Affairs Board and the Committee of the Great East Asia Department. Handled prisoners of war administration and atrocities of war. Document states "was the key figure in the War Ministry other than Tojo himself."
Describes Lt. General Hiroshi Oshima's actions as attache and, later, Ambassador, to Germany. Goes into detail about negotiations with Germany, the Soviet Union, China, and England, including the fallout from when Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pat in August, 1939.