May 25th, 2010
| | Cooperation between Japan and Germany dealt mostly with supporting each other in their treaty (as when the United States declared War on Japan on Dec. 8, 1941. Germany and Italy responded with declarations against the US on Dexc. 10th) and technology, most of that going from Germany to Japan (Japan was given components for the Me-262 and 163, as well as blueprints for the Me-109 and Daimler-Benz engines). However, as far as strategy went, there was no cooperation at all, save for a few forays into the Atlantic by the Japanese subs and small craft and vice-versa for Germany. The main reason is because of the distance between them, but also becuase of two losses that the Japanese suffered in the late-1930s against the Russians in the Kalkin-Gol and Manchurian incursions by the Japanese Army into Russia (both times the Japanese suffered massive losses to the Russians). Because of those two defeats at the hands of superior Russian armour and soldiers, Japan and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty, which likely saved Russia from annihilation against the Germans.
Originally Posted by Shadowalker
How close did germany and japan communicate, and work together to defeat britain, USA etc. or didnt they really?
I saw a ghost behind the door, when the kids were coming home from the war, with broken dreams and nothing more!