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Parent Doc. No. 755 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence
Date 14 March 194
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 24
Folder Selected Analysis Document Evidence - No Order
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
International Prosecution Section Doc. No. 755 14 March 1946 Analysis of Attached Document. Description of Attached Document. Title and Nature: Correspondence between the German Ambassador to Japan and the Foreign Minister. Date: Original ( ) Copy (x) Language: German and English Has it been translated? Yes ( ) No (x) Has it been photostated? Yes ( ) No (x) Location of Original (also Witness if applicable) as of: Washington Document Center Source of Original: Foreign Office Persons implicated: MATSUOKA, Yosuke; YOSHIDA Crimes to which document applicable: Conspiracy for aggressive warfare. Summary of Relevant Points: Drafts of letters from Ambassador Ott of Germany to Matsuoka following the Tripartite Pact. Ott assures the Foreign Minister of Germany’s willingness to cooperate economically with Japan’s new order in East Asia. Matsuoka’s answer expresses the hope that the European war will be confined to Europe. However, he further sees no assurance that the war will not spread. Ott’s return letter promises Japan Germany’s former colonies in the South Seas for appropriate compensation. It is to be understood, however, that Japan will return other South Pacific colonies on the termination of the European war. Analyst: E. Jackson Doc. No. 755