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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
advance of Bolshevization and also she is threatened by huge armaments of Soviet Union. Consequently we have found it a good chance to conclude a pact between Japan and Germany who have common interests with respect to these points, with a view of common defense against the destructive activity of the Communist Internationale and check of the armed advance of the Soviet Union. "According to the present pact, as the text elucidates itself, it is clear that the third country can be induced in order to take common defensive measures against the Bolshevistic activities, therefore, 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. "Since the object of the present pact is simply to make it an instrument for preparing for checking the armed pressure of the Soviet Union and Bolshevistic activities, we on our side should of course refrain from taking any positive measures which might aggravate relations with the Soviet Union. As to the demarcation of the boundary line of Japan, Hanchukuo, and the Soviet Union, the settlement of boundary disputes, and other matters of negotiation between Japan and the Soviet Union, the Government will constantly give its most devoted attention in order to adjust as may be best the two countries' diplomatic relations. "Moreover, as Japan will cooperate with Germany by the conclusion of this pact, as the government will always do its utmost to maintain and promote amicable relations between Japan and Britain and the United States, especially cordial