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Parent re: Sugamo Prison Releases 15 War Crimes Suspects
Date 1 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
Sugamo Prison (Continued from Page 1) His home on the edge of Tokyo with a banner of ?Ç£welcome?Ç¥ raised across the street. Another released prisoner was former General Jinsaburo Masaki , onetime top army figure as Inspector General of Military Education, whose name was mentioned prominently in connection with the militarist uprising of February 26, 1936. Fusanosuke Kuhara, former powerful industrialist and onetime president of the Seiyukai political party, who said he formulated the ?Ç£real Tanaka memorial?Ç¥ - an unsuccessful attempt in ten 20?ÇÖs to create a buffer state with territory ceded by Japan, China and Russia. Shozo Murata, former wartime ambassador to the Philippines, Shigeo Odachi, former home minister and wartime governor-general of Singapore, and former Admiral Seizo Kobayashi, onetime governor-general of Formosa. Matsutaro Shoriki, former president of the Yomiuri Newspaper, Taketora Ogata and Hiroshi Shimomura, onetime heads of the wartime board of information ?Çô the government central propaganda agency. Junichiro Kobayashi, former managing director of the Oji paper company, a main Mitsui subsidiary, and Kunihiko Okura, another leading paper manufacturer. Rentaro Mizuno and Kozo Ota, former home and education ministers respectively. Baron Iwakasu Ida, onetime director of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, Japan?ÇÖs wartime totalitarian party. Other released were Baron Takeo Kikushi, Hiromasa Matsuzaka, Kazuma Shinda, Iichiro Sakai, Kazunobu, Kanokogi, Hyogoro Sakura, and Iichiro Tokutomi.