The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Tripartite Agreement

Decision . . . Strengthening of the Japan-Germany-Italy Axis (Tentative Translation)

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"Decision made by the Conference of the Prime Minister and the Minister of War, the Navy and Foreign Affairs, September 4, 1940. Strengthening of the Japan-Germany-Italy Axis." As reasoning, this statement states "The trends towards the strengthening of collaboration among Japan, Germany and Italy have lately become very pronounced, and it is believed that now the time is ripe for speedy initiation of conversations among the three countries on this mater. It is accordingly proposed to commence negotiations, in accordance with the under-mentioned Basic Principles, with Germany, to start with." This agreement promotes cooperation "by all possible means in the establishment of a New Order in Europe and Asia.

Untitled Essay on Japanese Actions

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Starts on page 86. Discusses the Tri-Partite Pact as well as Japanese military alliances. Goes into how Japan intended to rely on the "strength it would acquire through the conclusion of the Pact and upon the natural resources which it would procure by diplomatic, economic and military measures from the South Seas and other places." There are many edits and corrections made to this handwritten statement (believed to be drawn from various exhibits and evidence for the trial.)

Japan's Plans and Preparations for War Prior to 6 September 1941

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Detailed timeline of Japan's plans for aggressive warfare prior to 6 September 1941. Includes exhibit and record numbers of corresponding evidence to suppor the timeline. Individuals mentioned include: HASHIMOTO, KIDO, OTT, KONOYE, MATSUOKA, OKAWA, OIKAWA, HOSHINO, KAWADA, TOJO, FUKI, SUZUKI, MITSUCHI, ISHII, WEIZSACZKER, KURUSU, ITAGAKI, OSHIMA, RIBBENTROP, NOMURA, HULL, MUTO, OKA, YAMAMOTO, SHIMADA, NAGANO, SHIRATORI, HITLER, SUGIYAMA, TOYODA, TANAKA.

Collaboration between Japan, Germany and Italy under the Provisions of the Tripartite Pact Vol. V

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Lengthy document prepared by prosecuting attorneys outlining the evidence (including documents and exhibit numbers) relevant to the case the prosecution built against Japan regarding their relations with Germany and Italy. Volume V discusses the Tripartite Pact specifically focusing on the collaboration between Japan, Germany and Italy under the provisions of the Tripartite Pact. Gives a detailed sequence of events, including communication, between the three countries. Includes underlines and mark-up highlighting important parts of the document for the IPS.

Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy - Volume IV

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Lengthy document prepared by prosecuting attorneys outlining the evidence (including documents and exhibit numbers) relevant to the case the prosecution built against Japan regarding their relations with Germany and Italy. Volume IV discusses the Tripartite Pact specifically focusing on the conclusion of the pact. Gives a detailed sequence of events, including communication, between the three countries. Includes underlines and mark-up highlighting important parts of the document for the IPS.

Japanese - German - Italian Collaboration

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This document lays out in detail the prosecution's case, in introductory form, regarding the Japan-German-Italian collaboration plan of a conspiracy to wage wars of aggression in violation of international law and treaty obligations . . . as early as 1931. Lengthy introductory paper citing specific examples from entered evidence. Note: Ends on page 86 although would it appears that the text should continue.

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