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Parent DOIHARA File
Date April 1947
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 4
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from September 1947
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
MANCHURIA Case File 481928 OSS, FCC, To-June lichus,Tokyo4 Record Doihara responsible for the murder of Cheng Tso-Lin at Huang-Ku-Tun, near Mukden 1928 1929 Before Sept.18 1931 TP. 3016 IPS Doc. 25 Exh, 57, pp, Before Sept, 18 1931 65, 6b Case File 48, Serial 9, pp. Sept. 18 1931 Sept. 18 1931 Sept. 18 1931 22, 28, 31 TP, 3017 TP. 2374 TP. 2437 Premier Tanaka wrote a letter (undated, but according to Doihara, it was written 1928 or 1929) to Doihara, requesting him to help Aikawa in taking care of Japanese [inserted handwritten text: mining and industrial enterprises in Manchuria. Doihara advocated the use of force Manchuria, charged Chinese authorities for lack of sincerity to settle the Nakamura Incident when Chang Hsueh- Liang had sent emissaries to Tokyo to negotiate and when the trial of Kuan, Chinese officer, by a court martial had been set for, (Lytton Report) Doihara reported to General Koiso, Chief of Military Affairs Bureau in the Ministry of War. Because of my report to Koiso, General Tatekawa was dispatched to Mukden to suppress the activities of the Chinese. (Interrogation of Doihara) It is to be noted that both Minami, then Minister of War,and Doihara knew well that Katekawa was a member of the Cherry Blossom So-ciety and was in staunch support of posi¬tive action in Manchuria. Nevertheless he was sent there supposedly to calm down the situation but in fact to launch on the long prepared action. So on the day he arrived in Mukden, the incident broke out at night, Morishima of Mukden Consulate unable to contact Doihara and others of the Army on the eve of the Incident, but found them all after the Incident broke out. Doihara instigator of the Mukden Incident- from intelligence reports and documents re-ceive by Chinese. (Chin's testimony) Doihara responsible for the Mukden Incident -- common knowledge among Chinese—also told by mutual friends. (Chin's testimony)