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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
saying that the German Ambassador at Tokyo had been informed by the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs that those new conditions were proposed by Japan, because of the changing of the circumstances. After due consideration we have found that the altered terms are rather too broad in scope. The Chinese Government desires therefore to be apprized of the nature and content of the newly submitted conditions in order to make a careful examination and reach a definite decision. "Minister told me that the text was already finished yesterday evening but he had to have consent of a colleague. I asked him whether he was not afraid that the Japanese would consider this statement for evasive. Moreover it seemed to me that the wish for an under standing does not find expression in the statement minister answered, the Government could not make any decision and express an opinion before it knew details of the Japanese demands. "Duplicate sent to Tokyo. " "NOTE: The above is an official correction to an official, but garbled message, signed TRAUTMANN.” (a)(3) Document 1271B, (Exhibit No. ) “Telegram (Secret Cipher Process) “Tokyo, 14 January 193819.40 hours Arrival 14 January 193816.20 hours TOP SECRET! No. 22 of 14 JanuaryURGENT: Secret: For the Reichsminister personally