[Above: A Japanese soldier holds up the baby of a German family from Batavia, Dutch East Indies, from the front cover of a Japanese magazine from 1942.]




[Above: Adolf Hitler meeting Japanese diplomats. Joachim von Ribbentrop and others can be seen in the background.]




[Above: Japanese navy soldier guarding the German embassy in Shanghai, circa 1937.]



[Above: Italian, Japanese and German officers reading a magazine.]


[Above: Japanese General Hiroshi Oshima and the Emperor Showa's brother Prince Chichibu with Luftwaffe officers conversing with German soldiers. Circa 1938.]


[Above: German Hitler Youth and Japanese officers.]


[Above: German Hitler Youth and Japanese colleague.]


[Above: German Hitler Youth and BDM girl at the German embassy in Japan. They are dining on traditional Japanese dishes while being served by a Japanese girl in traditional dress. August 16, 1938.]

[Above: A delegation of Hitler Youth visit the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo during a several-month-long friendship tour in 1938.]


[Above: German Hitler Youth in Japan. Note the German-Japanese youth exchange badges on their jackets (see below).]


[Above: German Hitler Youth in Japan carry a wreath in a ceremony with their Japanese comrades. Circa October 1938.]


[Above: German Hitler Youth in Japan carry a wreath in a ceremony with their Japanese comrades. Circa October 1938.]


[Above: German Hitler Youth with their Japanese comrades and children in a very odd and interesting picture!]


[Above: Japanese and German officers laughing with a German civilian. Germany, 1940.]


[Above: An interesting private photo of what I presume is a Japanese woman being led by a Waffen-SS officer. The girls are BDM -League of German Girls.]


[Above: German-Japanese officers and dignitaries toast to their friendship.]


[Above: On December 17, 1940, children of Japan, Germany, and Italy meet in Tokyo to celebrate the signing of the Tripartite Alliance between the three nations. Japanese education minister Kunihiko Hashida, center, holding crossed flags of Japan and Italy, and Mayor Tomejiro Okubo of Tokyo were among the sponsors.]

[Above: Color version of the above photo.]


[Above: Germans and Japanese officers with geisha girls!]


[Above: This picture is said to be from 1942 and is of two Japanese officers wearing Wehrmacht uniforms.
The meaning of their arm patches is unknown to me. It is also said that this photo was taken in Russia, so they are most likely on a training exercise of some kind.]


[Above: Another shot.]


[Above: Note the same sleeve patch as that above.]


[Above: A cigar-smoking Japanese officer enjoys a little European vice! ]


[Above: Circa 1943/44, courtesy of the Bundesarchiv.]


[Above: A German restaurant in downtown Tokyo.]