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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
of Russo-Japanese relations, reserved /his/ taking of an attitude for a later discussion. "He handed me copies of the following instructions he had today sent to OSHIMA.: "1) To inform the German Government that the Japanese Government had interpreted the conclusion of the Non-Aggression Pact as finally terminating the present negotiations between Japan and Germany for a Tripartite Pact with Italy: "2) The Japanese Government declares that the German act of making a non-aggression pact with Russia constitutes a serious violation of the secret agreement attached to the Anti-Comintern Pact between Japan and Germany. Therefore she files a solemn protest with the German Government. "The Foreign Minister added, that Japan had been forced to make the enclosed declaration, but that she was willing to continue friendship for Germany and was seeking a suitable way. OTT” (d) Document 4050, (Exhibit No. ): Berlin, 18 September 1939 "The Japanese Ambassador today had me inform him in detail about the situation, talked about USHI, Take's visit, congratulated us on the progress of the Polish