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Parent Cross-Examination of ARAKI--Recommendation of General Hayashi for War Minister
Date 11 September 1947
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 5
Folder General Memoranda and Reports from September 1947
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION SECTION 11 September 1947 MEMORANDUM To: Mr. A. Comyns-Carr FROM : D. N. Sutton SUBJECT: Cross-Examination of ARAKI ?Çô Recommendation of General Hayashi for War Minister. ARAKI states at page 16 of his affidavit that, being very eager to execute his (ARAKI?ÇÖs) plan, he recommended General Hayashi as his successor in the post of War Minister in January 1934. IT might be well to inquire if Hayashi were not sponsored by those who favored Japan?ÇÖs expansion policy in Manchuria, and if he were not popularly known by the nickname of ?Ç£Ekkyo Shogun?Ç¥?Çöa General crossing the borders without the Emperor?ÇÖs permission. OMORI, Sogen, a defense witness, Doc. No. 1959, who appear on Araki?ÇÖs order of proof, states that in July 1933 the Shimpei-Tai planned to assassinate General ARAKI because he favored a non-expansion policy in Manchuria and to make General Hayashi, Senjuro War Minister with the purpose of accomplishing their more positive policy. The affidavit states (on page 2): ?Ç£General Hayashi had been the Commander-in-Chief of the Army in Korea at the outbreak of the Manchurian Incident and was popularly known by a brave nickname of EKKYO SHOGUN (a general crossing the borders without the Emperor?ÇÖs permission.?Ç¥ D. N. Sutton cc: Mr. Tavenner