TOGO Defense Summation - Suggested Answers and Misstatements
Crowe submits to Tavenner a 7 page document that gives the page and line number along with an analysis comment regarding the the TOGO Defense Summation. Mostly focuses on which claims cannot be verified, cited, or substantiated. Topics include TOGO's supposed opposition to "those who preached and practiced militarism," the need for TOGO to "take into account national policy already established," "the importance and the conclusiveness of the witnesses for TOGO," the charge against the Prosecution that certain documents have been made unobtainable by "having them 'lost' in Washington," intentions of TOGO, TOGO's principles, Japan's policy in 1941 as aggressive, "failure to call KURUSU to prove that TOGO was not working for the betterment of German-Japanese relations," Prosecution's contentions, TOGO's knowledge of the Imperial Conference decision of January 11, 1938, economic cooperation in China, discussions between TOGO and the German Foreign office regarding economic preference in China, Defense "propagandistic accusation . . . that the Prosecution would indict the Japanese people," TOGO as a "diplomat opportunist and power politician," TOGO's "knowledge of the situation when he entered the TOJO Cabinet," TOGO's action in the Liaison Conference.