Page 36K

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
of the Communist Internationale, and for maintaining, close cooperation between them for a joint stand against the armed pressure of the Soviet Union. It goes without saying that there is very great significance in Japan'sconclu^on^of a ^spe^gjgift j^^^^e^^th^^^^mjr. Although serious consideration should of course be given to the various probable internal as well as external Influences of this Pact, it is rather a ti: ely measure for Japan, in consideration of the present international situation, to conclude the present Pact and cooperate with Germany as one of the counter-measures for defending themselves from and checking the aggressive pressure of the Communist Internationale and the Soviet Union. We, accordingly, recognize that on the whole there is no objection to the text or to the attached documents9 However, since the aim of the Communist Internationale is to destroy and oppose existing nations by every means it can find, and, since its activities in any individual country certainly threaten the peace *f the whole world, as already mentioned in the introduc-tion to Pact No. 1, efforts should be made to achieve fully effective results through world-wide international cooperation in exchanging intelligence concerning the activities of the Internationale and in concerting the necessary defensive measures against them. Accordingly, it is the earnest desire of this commission that following the conclusion of this Pact, the Imperial Government will, in joint cooperation with the German Government in accordance with the provisions of Article II, endeavour to induce as many third powers as circumstances permit to join the said pact or take defensive measures in accordance with the purport of the said pact, in order to achieve the desired object. The Investigation Committee unanimously re-