Doc. No. 1615 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence
Analysis of The Southern Co-Prosperity Sphere. Crimes to which document applicable: Preparation of Japanese opinion for war. Summary of relevant points: Book, by HAYASAKA, Yoshio, gives an economic, political, and geographic description of French Indo China, Thailand, Malaya, Dutch East Indies, and the Philippine Islands. Explains why Japan had to form a bloc of these areas to protect her new order in Asia, and that should America attempt to curb Japan's southward expansion, war would be inevitable.