Doc. No. 1616 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence
Analysis of Discussion of the Axis Nations. Crimes to which document applicable: Preparation of Japanese opinion for war. Summary of relevant points: Pamphlet, by SHIRATORI, Toshio, is an encomium of NAZI GERMANY in which the author sees ultimate ruin for FRANCE and BRITAIN. He urges a strong alliance with ITALY and GERMANY so that JAPAN may be the caretaker of the "new order" in ASIA. Rabid against pro-Anglo-American sympathizers, he declares that JAPAN's sphere of existence should include MANCHURIA, CHINA, and the SOUTH SEAS.