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Notes on GODO

Notes on GODO

Date
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 2
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from April 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
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Gives outline of GODO's activities with references to series and page numbers. States that during the Mukden Incident, GODO was president of the SHOWA Steel Works and Director of the South Manchurian Railway and during that time, he expressed his opinion to the President against military action. GODO states that he repeated this opinion to Baron WAKATSUKI and General HONJO. As a result of this anti-military action opinion, GODO felt he was treated coldly by the Japanese Army in Manchuria until he left in 1937. States that Col. ITAGAKI "was one of the leading officers of the Kwantung Army at that time." Finally, GODO was appointed to the HAYASHI Cabinet in February 1937 until forced to resign on June 4, 1937 with the rest of the cabinet by General SUGIYAMA (spokesman for the Army). The first KONOYE Cabinet succeeded them.
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