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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
M,As the present Japan-Germany Agreement was not entirely unexpected by Soviet Russia, I believe that she will not assume a provocative attitude /towards Japan/ nor refuse to sign /the Fishery Treaty/ to the very last. "Chairman (HIRANUMA): fAs nobody else will speak, the second reading will be omitted, and the draft will be immediately put to a vote. Those who approve the draft will please stand up. (All stand up) "Chairman (HIRANUMA): •This draft has been unanimously approved. "This meeting is herewith adjourned." * # # B. Japanese-German Collaboration under the Anti-Comintern Pact, Secret Agreement and Secret Communica¬tions. (1) A few weeks after the extension of the Japanese- Chinese war at the Marco Polo Bridge on 7 July 1937 > Japanese- German negotiations were conducted in which Germany protested to Japan that the Anti-Comintern Pact did not include the objective of fighting Communism in the territory of third states and expressed disapproval of Japan's action in carrying on radio propaganda in the German language directed toward Germany in which Japan was attempting to picture the war against China as a fight against Communism, intending thereby to force