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Parent Collaboration between Japan, Germany and Italy Vol. VII
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 7
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
THE NO SEPARATE PEACE PACT AND THE MILITARY AGREEMENT BETTOEN JAPAN. GERMANY. AND' ITALY (1) At the meeting of the Privy Council on 26 September 1940 which approved the conclusion of the Tripartite Pact, Foreign Minister MA.TSUOKA, in reply to a question, stated that, an agreement would be negotiated between the three powers for a no separate peace pact in the event of hostilities* Proof (a) Refer to Document 1461, (Exhibit No. ), "Report of Investigating Committee and the Conclusion of the Tripartite Pact between Japan, Germany, and Italy," page 316 of brief. (2) In response to a request from the Japanese Army, RIBBENTROP on 21 November 1941 advised that Germany would be willing to enter into an agreement not to conclude separately peace or an armistice in case Japan or Germany should become involved in war against the United States* General OKAMOTO, the Japanese Minister of War, acknowledged with satisfaction Germany's confirmation that Japan would not be left in the lurch by German settlement with the United States,and asked for informa¬tion whether Germany would consider herself to be at war with the United States in the event Japan attacked the United States* Proof (a)Document 4070B, (Exhibit No "Copy "Westphalia, 21 Nov. 1941Bureau RAM 230 Diplogerma Tokyo No. 2136 Telegram in Ciphers (Secret Cipher Process) (Secret State-Matter) "In regard to telegram No. 2472 of 18 Nov.