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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
"The session was opened on the 6th (Saturday) of November of the 12th year of Showa /1937/, at 10:10 a.m. . . . "The members who were present: HIRANUMA, President * * * Ministers: * * * HIROTA, Foreign Minister Seat No. 6 * * * KAYA, Finance MinisterSeat No. 12 * * * "But immediately after the conclusion of Japan- Germany Treaty, the Italian Government brought forward to the Japanese Government to the effect she too hoped to conclude similar treaty between Japan and Italy. The formation of such treaty between Japan, Germany and Italy was as anticipated under Article 2 of the above-mentioned Japan-Germany Treaty and the Imperial Government, thinking that it would not only be advantageous to strengthen the preventive measures against Communist International but also would bring about considerable spiritual results on politics due to the promotion of good-will between the three nations and hence and in accordance with the significance of the Article 2 of the aforesaid Japan-Germany Treaty, the authorities of three nations repeated the negotiations and came to