Completion of the Case Against OKAWA, Shumei August 28, 1946
Discusses the evidence against OKAWA, including specific prosecution documents, books, pamphlets and speeches, and interrogations. States "there can be no doubt that the defendant OKAWA was the sparkplug that kept the whole conspiracy alive and going over the whole period covered in the Indictment." Mentions HASHIMOTO, the killing of Chang-Tso-Lin, the March 1931 Incident, the Mukden Incident, the Blood Brotherhood Assassinations, the assassination of General NAGATO, the Tokyo Army Rebellion, the China Incident, the Greater East Asia war, Konosuke SHIMIZU, Tokugawa TOSHICHIKA, ARAKI, MASAKI, the TOKUGAWA diaries, the Yamato Club, KOISO, SHIRATORI, and other defendants. Closes by writing "I feel that the greatest weakness in the case as a whole is the lack of connection shown between the defendants in regard to the conspiracy. This defect must be overcome to sustain the charge of conspiracy. Otherwise, the case will have to be won on the conspiracy with Germany, the Pearl Harbor attack, and inhuman treatment of prisoners of war. For this case to "peter out" in such a manner would be little short of disgraceful as atrocities in regard to prisoners of war could very easily have been handled by Colonel Carpenter's section; the rest could have been lumped into the Pearl Harbor trial which would have been very much simpler and very much shorter from the standpoint of investigation and preparation as well as trial."