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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
had repeatedly worked similarly, and leading quarter s of the Foreign Ministry indicated that OSEIEA.1 s position was secure for the present. [ The Ambassador in Moscow, SEIRATORI, will return from Rome, since at that time he had taken up the post of Ambassador purely in the expectation that he would succeed in concluding an Italian-Japanese-German military alliance. OTT TOP SECRET!". (b)Document 1418® (Exhibit No* ): "Diary of Count CIANO "January 7. 1939: . . 'I see the Japanese Ambassador who speaks to me of the alliance. He is afraid that the new foreign minister, ARITA, will be rather cold toward the idea, but says that the Premier is openly in favor of it. This will not influence the conclusion of the pact but might postpone the date of the signing. Therefore, the Ambassador wishes to be received by the Duce, so that he can send a telegram promptly. The Ambassador is greatly in favor of the* alliance which he regards as a weapon to force Great Britain to concede "the many things she owes to us all." RIBBENTROP sends me the text of the pact, as well as the text of the secret conversation for the use of the military commissions.1"