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Parent I.R.A.A.
Date 11 March 1947
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 4
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from March 1947
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
#5 12-3-47 FSTavenner the witness Okada, Record Pages 17,734 to 17,746. Further information is to be found in Defense Documents 148, 179 and 588, which have not yet been introduced. Various other Defense Documents deal with the same subject but are not of great importance. The case file on the I.R.A.A. is No. 358. In this file Serials 1, 3, 6 and 7 are the most interesting. Case file 221, Serial 20 and case file 266, Serial 22, are also of interest in the study of this subject. The main drawback in studying the above information is that it is disconnected and vague. To obtain a clear picture of organisation and character of the I.R.A.A. and its many sub-organisations it would be necessary to make considerable investigation. At present it is very difficult to estimate the real importance of this subject for the present trial. It may be of interest that the same system of regimentation was introduced by the Japanese in various occupied countries. Exhibit 1351, the prepared statement of the witness de Weerd gives a clear picture of regimentation of the economic and eoclal life in Java along the same lines as in Japan. As the Information about the exact organisation of the national movement in that island is much more complete it might be useful to study the statement in order to obtain a clearer picture of the character of the I.R.A.A. A. T. Laverge