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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
other hand, the spokesman of the Foreign LSinistry coldly declared to English and American journalists, who alluded angrily to these imports, that the German Government had long ago suspended it* "It is obvious that this condition must come to an end, as soon as Japan is out of this embarrassing position We must take into count the fact that Japan, filled with deep resentment will then bring us to unpleasant decisions at a possibly awkward time* Therefore, we shall do well already now to lay down our standpoint again, just on the most thorny questions of the military advisors and the supplies of war material, and, if necessary explain it to the Japanese* This task is the more urgent because the fact has to be reckoned with that third countries, especially England, will probably systematically point out the sensitive points of German-Japanese relations out of displeasure at German's increasing influence in the Far East (action as mediator), and to cover us their own importing of weapons. "3* Military Advisors. "With the unsuccessful conclusion of Germany's attempts at mediation, the most essential reason which could explain the activity of the military advisors in the face of the ever increasing pressure from the Japanese for their recall, namely, that such a recall would cost Germany the trust which the Chinese Government had still shown in us up to now, and would therefore from the beginning make hopeless German efforts at mediation, also becomes untenable; this