Kurusu Saburo (1888–1954), a Japanese diplomat. He was on a special peace mission to the United States when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Soon after, Kurusu returned to Japan in an exchange of diplomatic personnel. Kurusu joined the diplomatic service after graduation from Tokyo Commercial College in 1909. As ambassador to Germany, 1939–40, he signed the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis pact.
Goebbels, Joseph Paul (1897-1945), a German Nazi propagandist. As minister of propaganda in Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, 1933-45, he not only used the press, radio, and other forms of communication to serve the Nazi regime, but also molded German cultural life to that end.