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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
TP. 2793-AfterSept. TP. 3211 TP. 3962 2795 18, 1931 After Sept. 18. 1931 TP. 3212 After Sept. 18, 1951 After Sept. 18, 1931 TP. 1854 TP. 2553 1931 After Sept. 18, 1931 After Sept. 18, 1931 IPS Doc. 765 IPS Doc. 1767 1931Exh.305 Doihara in charge of special service in Self-Government Guiding Board of Manchuria and obtained informations from "friendly" Chinese. (Kasagi's testimony) Doihara became Mayor of Mukden Doihara exercised pressure on Chinese officials through Local Peace Preservation Commission as Mayor of Mukden. (Pu-Yi' testimony) Doihara acting as spokesman for Gen. Honjo Self-Government Board consists of few Chinese; about nine tenths of personnel in responsible positions were Japanese. (Kasaki's testimony) Right after the Mukden Incident, a com¬munication was sent from Major Hanatani, Tadashi, of Col. Doihara's staff to Gen. Honjo at Port Arthur, stating that the chief strength of the Army must be ga¬thered at Mukden and that Kwantung Army must dominate the important parts of the four easten provinces. "Outline of Man-churian Incident" published by Army General Staff "for Army officers only". Doihara among those who planned the Manchurian Incident as stated by Okawa, the author of the plan. ("Chuo Koron" or The Central Review, pp. 42, ff. "Failure of March Incident and its Repercussions" by Iwabuchi, Tassuo.) Secret telegram of Morishima from Mukden to Shidehara discloses: "National Self-Defense Army consists of ronins and ban-dits backed by Japanese with Itagaki as the central figure.....". Doihara as chief of special service must have a hand in these activities.