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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
be used elsewhere* "Q* By that time you mean this, General, that troops that had theretofore been deployed along the Russian border could now be withdrawn from that border and used against China? "A* In case of necessity, yes* Essentially, Japan wished to kill three birds with one stone* HQ* Continue* tfA* In general, now, to go back over what I have said and to put it into a nutshell KASAEARA, upon his return from Japan, had told me of the view of the Government as he knew them - this was, however, still unofficial because I had not yet started negotiations as Ambassador* Now, following my talks with KASAHARA and RIBBENTROP I sent the aforementioned plan to Japan officially and received a telegram in return* The gist of this communication was that the plan was agreeable, but that they were in the process of studying the ramifications thereof and that they would answer as quickly as possible* HQ* The views of the Government then are the views that you have just been talking about? nA* That is correct* I waited for the answer which did not come for a long time so that finally in December I sent another communication to the Foreign Office, asking why I did not receive an answer* In return