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Parent Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy - Volume II
Date 25 November 1941
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 2
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
WQ. This is the second communication to Tokyo relative to this proposal? "A. Yes. "Q. Continue. "A. (HACK was at this meeting and there were Just the three of us.) Following this communication of mine to Japan I received the reply from GHQ that there was no overall opposition to the proposal, "but that they wished to look into matters more fully before they committed themselves, and in this regard they would send Lt. Col. WAKAMATSU of the German Division of GHQ. This officer arrived in Berlin in early December 1935* I believe, although I am not too sure of dates. During this Interim I did not have any communica-tion with RIBBENTROP. MQ. Did you have any communication with your own Foreign Office relative to this communication? "A. No. This was simply a military matter. Prior to Lt. Col. WAKAMATSU1 s arriving in Berlin HACK came to see me several times and I told him that he should wait until the arrival of the above- mentioned officer. When he came I took the Colonel to see RIBBENTROP and also General BLOMBERG and WAKAMATSU told them that GHQ was in favor of a more or less general treaty, but that it was his duty, as this was still given only as RIBBENTROP1 s personal idea, to find out what the German Government