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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
discussion* However, we cannot deduce from our contractual relationship an obligation to approve of assist morally a Japaneseaction which might easily lead to the opposite of the aim which both of us desire, namely, to a fostering of CoamunismJUl ChJjaa and to driving the Chinese into the arms of the Russians* MJSHAKOJI then talked about the idea to call the secret German-Japanese special committee which up to now has not come into existence, before which committee he could then explain the ant 1-Communist tendencies which prompted Japan to her present action in China* (MDSHAEOJI mentioned that Herr Von RIBBENTROP and the Relchsminister are informed about the organiza¬tion of that Commission*) "MUSHAKOJI received my confidential information that our instructors in China have orders not to interfere in the Japanese-Chinese conflict with thanks* MUSHAKOJI then mentioned briefly the question of transportation of war material* I declared that a justified claim of Japan for the cancellation of eventual delivery of arms from Germany to China does not exist* However, we did not go deeply into the topic* MIn conclusion, MJSHAKOJI used again some partly plaintive and partly threatening phrases about the failure of his mission in Berlin* I laughed him off with this* (signed) Weizsaecker"