The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

Digital Collection

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Parent Naval Chief Sought as War Criminal
Date
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Naval Chief Sought as War Criminal Takasumi Oka, former Japanese Naval chief, has been ordered apprehended and confined in Sugamo Prison by the International Prosecution Section. The IPS asserts that he worked with the Japanese liaison conference which approved the final draft of the last note sent to the United States. In addition, he allegedly held a “high and influential position I the Navy Ministry” and led the young officers of the Japanese Navy in preparation of war while negotiations were still evident with the United States, the Prosecution section said.