The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Japanese-Chinese Relations

War in Manchuria Act of Aggression, Prosecutor Stays News Article

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Reports on assistant prosecutor Walter MacKenzie's attempt to "prove conclusively that Japan did not act in self defense on September 18, 1931, and that China was totally not responsible for the outbreak of the Manchurian Incident" by directly quoting the Lytton Report. Gives details about the day's proceedings at the Tribunal. Topics include: the puppet emperor Pu-Yi, testimony from a former South Manchuria Railway Company employee, the financial state of Manchuokuo (evidence offered by John A. Darsey), objections to the evidence lodged by Capt. Alfred Brooks, construction of the Kirin-Tunghua Railway Extension line, Japanese aviation projects in Manchuria, and notable persons present at the tribunal.

Prosecution Offers Additional Evidence on Manchuria Grab News Article

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Reports on the prosecution's introduction of a series of documents into evidence that illustrate the aggressive measures undertaken by Japan and the Kwantung Army in Manchuria. Discusses the propaganda measures undertaken and the planning of Japan preemptively address charges related to violating non-aggression treaties (including the establishment of Manchoukuo). The evidence was proffered by assistant prosecutor John A. Darsey, with a brief interruption by defense counsel William Logan. Reports on detailed events of the day at the tribunal.

Charges Japs Slew Million China Captive News Article

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Reports on the opening of the China phase before the IMTFE given by Col. Thomas H. Morrow. William Webb apparently "rebuked" Morrow for phrases in his opening statement that "contained inflammatory statements." Evidence introduced by the prosecution included an affidavit by a Chinese magistrate regarding the Marco Polo incident.

Million Chinese Killed in War News Article

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Reports on the address Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek gave to the Kuomintang's plenary session in Chungking. He urged the session to accept the P.C.C. resolutions. General Lin Wie also told the session of the "one million and four hundred thousand Chinese troops killed during the eight year war against Japan" as well as the current state of the Chinese navy.

Tojo Trial Told Chinese Fear of Jap 'Lawrence' News Article

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Reports on the testimony of John Goette, former China correspondent for International News Service, who asserted before the Tokyo war crimes trial court that "the minute the Chinese learned Doihara was around Peiping they knew Japan was going to add North China to Manchuria." Apparently, Col. Kenji Doihara was as called "Lawrence of Manchuria" and was most feared by the Chinese. Also reports on the return of Joseph B. Keenan and the introduction of a speech given by Premier Kuniaki Koiso on September 5, 1944.

Execution of 3 Yank Flyers by Japs Revealed News Article

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Reports on the three Doolittle fliers who were executed by Japanese after being taken prisoner following their actions in China. The names had been previously withheld and include: Lt. Dean E. Hallmark, Lt. William G. Farrow, and Sgt. Harold A. Spatz. Photographs of the men are included.

List of Names of Japanese & Puppets in China

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Detailed list with names and brief biographies of those individuals who served as Japanese and Chinese Puppets and "who exercised control over civilians in Occupied China." The list was compiled by "the Research and Analysis Branch of the Office of Strategic Services" on April 15, 1945 and disseminated in "Civilian Controls in Occupied China." The list was sent to the Commanding General, U. S. Forces, China Theater in New York, New York.
Date: 
1945CE Nov 26th

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