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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
came about. With the signing of the Bus so-German non-aggression pact there was a temporary cessation of all such activities. These matters were not binding agreements, but more in the form of memoranda.” And Document 2156, Interrogation of OSHIMA, Hiroshi, of 5 March 1946, pp. 235, 23o, 237, and 238* f,Q. ... Now, will you tell us how this agreement came into being? Who suggested it and who handled the negotiations for it? "A. The Japanese military had previously been using White Russians in Warsaw to gather Russian intelligence and following the signing of the Anti-Comintern Pact the Russian Section of the General Staff in Tokyo thought that it would be a good idea to further the exchange of information in regard to the Soviet Union. I received orders from the General Staff to approach the Germans and did so. Actual exchange of information was handled by Lt. Col USUI of my staff. * * * "Q. After you received instructions to approach the Germans relative to this, whom did you speak to? "A. KEITEL, at that time Lieutenant General. * » * "Q. After the negotiations had been concluded and this agreement had been reached, what type of organization was set up to handle these activities? "A. There were many White Russians around Berlin at the time who were willing to sell information and it was