|Collaboration between Japan, Germany and Italy Vol. VII
|Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
|Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 7
|University of Virginia Law Library
Proof (a) Document 2157D, (Exhibit No. 604)> Interrogation of OSHIMA, Hiroshi, dated 26 February 1946: * * * "Q. General, I have some questions on these matters to ask, but I think we will defer those for a time and let you proceed with your narrative. "A. The No-Separate Peace Pact was first brought up around the first or second of December 1941, by a telegram from the Japanese Government to me. The gist of this telegram was as follows: that the Japanese Government in case of a United States- Japanese conflict desired Germany's participation in this war, and further that the Japanese Government desired that a no-separate peace pact be signed. In this regard I had heard sometime in November and had conveyed this news to Japan, from a man named Dietrich, the Beichspresschef (head of the German press under Goebbels, the Propaganda Minister), that Hitler would be in favor of entering the conflict in case a United States-Japanese conflict started. Based on this information the Japanese Government in this telegram to me stated that they were desirous of having me approach Hitler in regard to Germany's entry in case of war with the United States." * * * Interrogation of OSHIMA, Hiroshi dated 27 February 1946: "Q. General, you may proceed with your narrative at the point where you left off yesterday.