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Parent Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy Volume III
Date 23 February 1940
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 3
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
necessary for the preservation of peace and hence urged me further upon this point* RIBEENTROP then asked me to find out how the Japanese Army would feel about such a treaty, and secondly, requested me to maintain absolute security - in this regard there had been some leaks in the previous negotiations leading up to the Anti-Comintern Pact - and to not communicate by wire or wireless with Japan, but to send someone back* Because of this I communicated with the General Staff, simply to get its 0*K*, and having received it sometime around the end of July, I despatched Major General KASAEARA to Japan by air* This was not all decided at one meeting. It actually was during two or three meet- ings«w Interrogation of OSHIMA, Hiroshi, of 6 February 1946, pages 46 and 47* "Q* General, you may proceed with the recital of 'the story of the events relative to the Tri-Party Pact. "A* I shall give you a general picture of the events leading up to the Tri-Party Pact, and if you have any questions during my recital, or afterwards, please interject* "Q. General, do you remember the point at which you left off when we met last time? "A* Yes* »Q. You may proceed from that point* MA. Major General KASAHAPA arrived back in Japan in August 1938, after having flown as far as Singapore