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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
shall be effective for the same period as that of Pact No. 1. (Article III) In the Appendix to this Pact, Nos. 1 and 2 of the official notes exchanged between the Japanese and German plenipotentiaries prescribe that the political treaties mentioned in Article II of the pact do not include the Fishery Treaty and the Concession Treaty between Japan and the Soviet Union, the treaty concerning boundary line problems between Japan, Manchuria and the Soviet Union, and also any other similar treaties which may be concluded between Japan and the Soviet Union. Official Notes No. 3 and No. 4 confirm the German Governmentfs view that the articles in such political treaties as the Rapallo Treaty of 1922 and the Neutrality Pact of 1926 existing between Germany and the Soviet Union do not conflict with the spirit of this Pact and Germany's obligations arising from this Pact as long as the object is not lacking in the situation at the time of the enforcement of this Pact. The foregoing items of understanding provide that both countries agree upon keeping secret the pact and the attached official notes, and also that even if communication of the contents of the Pact to a third power ever happens to be to the interest of both parties, such notification shall be made only with their mutual consent. "In reply to our questions regarding the object of concluding the Pact and other matters, the competent Minister has given us full explanations, the chief points of -which are as follows: