|Parent||Collaboration between Japan, Germany and Italy Vol. VII|
|Collection||Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records|
|Folder||Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 7|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
Proof (a) Document 2593 j Item 22, (Exhibit No* )i "Intercepted Diplomatic Messages sent by the Japanese Government between July 1 and December 8, 1941, pages 200, 201, and 202* "Prom: Berlin To: Tokyo 29 November 1941 #1393 (in 3 parts, complete) "By his request, I was supposed to have called on Foreign Minister RIBBENTROP during the evening of yesterday, the 28th. Suddenly, however, he requested that the time be postponed and it was not until 10:30 at night that I finally saw him. "This delay was occasioned by the fact that a long conference of the bigwigs of the government and military, from GOERING down, was being held at the official residence of the Fuehrer* The war against the Soviet Union has now taken definite shape and the outcome can be unerringly foretold* Next year's campaigns were mapped at this conference, taking into consideration the points brought up at the conference of the various Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of Europe* It is an absolute certainty that Japan1s moves were also given discussion at this conference* "1* RIBBENTROP opened our meeting by again inquiring whether I had received any reports regarding the Japanese- U. S. negotiations* I replied that I had received no official word.