Defense Attempts to Show Minami as War Avoider News Article
Reports on the defense counsel strategy of William McCormack to try to prove that Minami "tried to restrain rather than support aggressive action against Manchuria" through his interrogation of Morito Morishima. Goes into great detail of Morishima's testimony, including the tangents he wandered into during his responses. Following McCormack's questioning, the article describes Capt. Samuel Kleiman's (counsel for Kiichiro Hiranuma) attempt "to prove that by granting Manchuokuo official recognition, the Japanese government tied to eradicate military control over the territory." Other topics explored during the day's events at the trial include the Kellogg Briand Pact, the Manchurian plot (and Doihara's involvement), the diplomatic ties between Japan and China, and the Mukden incident. Defense counsel mentioned include Major Ben Bruce Blakeney, Capt. Alfred Brooks, and Kinjiro Ohta.