The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Report Hirohito May Abdicate News Article

Report Hirohito May Abdicate News Article

Date
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
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Reports that Hirohito may abdicate his position as Emperor of Japan in light of the possibility of being called as a witness for the IMTFE. According to the government, they feared that having Hirohito appear personally in court "would place him in an extremely awkward position in the eyes of the Japanese public.