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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
Ministers EIROTA NAGANO Prime Minister Navy Minister * * * Commissioners ♦ ♦ * TOGO Chief of European-Asiatic Affairs Bureau of the Foreign Ministry * * * "ARITA* •First of all I wish to say a few words in reply to Councillor ARIM&'s remarks and then answer Councillor HARA's question* wlAs regards the question by Councillor ABIMA whether there is any fear that Soviet Russia would bring about the worst results to counteract the Japan- Germany Pact if the substance of it became known to Russia, the government's policy is to strenuously avoid any outbreak of an affair with Soviet Russia even after the conclusion of the Japan-Germany Pact* The sub¬stance of the secret agreement has considerable possibilities for development depending on the intention of the two countries and if there should arise any danger of an outbreak of war between Japan and Soviet Russia, there is still room to push the discussion beyond the provisions of this agreement* Henceforth, Soviet Russia has to consider the fact that she has to face both Japan and Germany and for that reason I believe that even if Japan's military preparations should not be adequate, Russia will not initiate any affair•