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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
"Copy to Tokyo TRAUTMANN" (a)X2) Document 1273, Item 1, (Exhibit No. ): "Repeat (Corrected) "Telegram (Secret Cipher Process) "Hankow, 13 January 193819.40 hours Arrived, 13 January 193823.50 hours' No. 22 of 13 JanuaryVery SecretJ UrgentI "Chinese Foreign Minister read to me following text of oral statement today, which he requested to convey Japanese Government. ?0n November 5th, 1937, certain peace terms proposed by Japan were made to us at Nanking through the kindness of Your Excellency. Subsequently on November 28th and November 29th and also December 2nd Your Excellency again communicated to Chinese authorities at Hankow and Nanking the intentions of the Japanese Government and informed us that Japanese authorities had stated in spite of the best military success gained by Japan the terms proposed by the Japanese Government early in November were still to stand. In view of the good offices performed by Germany and the desire for the restoration of peace on the part of Japan we requested Your Excellency to inform Japanese Government that China was prepared to take the points proposed by Japan as the basis of discussion. " 'On December 20th and December 27th Your Excellency communicated to us certain "basic conditions" from Japan