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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
(1)Inasmuch as this Pact has as its object nothing but cooperation between Japan and Germany in defending themselves from the Comintern's destructive activities and in checking the armed pressure of the Soviet Uniorij Japan's cooperation with Germany for this particular object through this Pact in no way whatever implies that Japan fully approves of that country's principles in respect to her internal affairs or that Japan will act in concert with her. In order to prevent any suspicion and misunderstanding at home and abroad regarding this point, the Government will clarify the purport of the Pact and also do its best to take other appropriate measures at the same time as it publishes such parts of the Pact as are to be made public. (2)Since the object of this Pact is, as mentioned above, simply to make it an instrument for preparing for the Comintern and the Soviet Union, we on our side should of course refrain even after the conclusion of this Pact, from taking