The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Extracts from Interrogation of HIROTA, Koki

Extracts from Interrogation of HIROTA, Koki

Date 13 February 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 8
Folder Files on Defendants; Hiranuma, Hirota, 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
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Gives questions posed to and answered by HIROTA during his interrogation on 13 February 1946 from 10 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm at Sugamo Prison. Questions focus on HIROTA's cabinet actions, control of government by the military, the actions of YAMAMOTO and YAMAGATA, debated appointments to the cabinet and contested roles, the Emperor's oversight (or lack thereof), jurisdiction of the cabinet, the resignation of KONOYE and subsequent selection of TOJO as Premier. People mentioned include: KONOYE, HIRANUMA, TOJO, KIDO, YONAI, TERAUCHI, YAMAMOTO, NAGANO, YAMAGATA, KUZUNOSE.