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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
(3) The aggressive policy of the Japanese Government, as shown in the negotiations with China, was dominated and directed by the army. Proof (a) Document 1270A, (Exhibit No. )i "Telegram (Secret Cipher Process) "Tokyo, 10 January 193819*25 hours "Arrived 10 January 193815*35 hours "No. 13 of 10 Jan. URGENT! VERY SECRET! "Secret. For the Reichs Minister personally. "Upon (one group of letters garbled) of today's press reports regarding continuation of war and state¬ment of spokesman in press conference regarding break of negotiations between Japan and China, visited Foreign Minister in order to receive from him a new confirmation that the term of January 10th mentioned by the Vice Minister in telegram #6 of January 6 is no ultimatum. "HIROTA confirmed this and added that the Japanese Government is expecting Chinese answer, but must insist on utmost speed. The decisions of the Government which were mentioned in the press concern measures for the case of a refusal by China. "Upon the question whether request for clarification from the Chinese Government would not be admissible, HIROTA answered that the military insists upon immediate andclear answer. "In my opinion the pressure of the nationalistic wing has increased to such an extent that the moderate