The Ambassador in Italy (Phillips) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 3—9:33 a.m.]
71. My No. 18, January 17, noon. My Soviet colleague informs me this morning that he has definite information that a conference between representatives of Germany, Japan and Italy will take place during the month of March in Berlin for the purpose of elaborating the text of and signing the alliance between the three countries. He added that the Japanese delegation which left Tokyo on February 2nd for Berlin consists of Kazuma of the General Staff, Abe of the Marine and Ito of the Foreign Office.
[For telegram No. 120, March 7, 6 p.m., from the Ambassador in Japan, see Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, volume II, page 163.]