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Parent Doc. No. 922 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence
Date 21 March 1946
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. 922 21 March 1946 Analysis of Attached Document. Description of Attached Document. Title and Nature: Original of the Tri-Partite Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan. Date: Original (x) Copy ( ) Language: German, Japanese, Italian Has it been translated? Yes (x) No ( ) Has it been photostated? Yes ( ) No (x) Location of Original (also Witness if applicable) as of: Document Division Source of Original: Persons implicated: MATSUOKA, Yosuke; STAHMER, Heinrich; OSHIMA, Hiroshi; OTT, Eugene. Crimes to which document applicable: Conspiracy for aggressive warfare. Summary of Relevant Points (with page references): This document is an original of the Tri-partite Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan, signed on 27 Sept. 1940 at Berlin by KURUSU, Saburo, for Japan, Ribbentrop for Germany and Ciano for Italy. The preamble pledges the cooperation of the signatories in establishing a New Order in greater East Asia and Europa, envisioning an extension of this cooperation to such nations, in other spheres of the world, as may be inclined to put forth endeavors along lines similar to their own. According to Article 3, the signatories undertake the obligation to assist one another with all political, economic and military means when one of the three contracting parties is attacked by a power at present not involved in the European War or in the Sino-Japanese conflict. Article 5 states that these terms do not affect in any way the political status which exists at present between each of the three contracting parties and Soviet Russia. Analyst: 2nd Lt. Steiner Doc. No. 922