The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Trial Procedure

Application re Excerpts Instead of Entire Documents

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Application for permission to file and serve excerpts instead of entire documents for Exhibit 58, IPS Document No. 2007, IPS Document No. 490, IPS Document No. 1632, IPS Document No. 485, IPS Document No. 2135, and IPS Document No. 1777. Included are the specific reasons pertaining to each document regarding the request.
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1946CE Jun 27th

Tanaka Reveals He Tried to Oust Tojo During War News Article

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Reports on the testimony given by Ryukichi Tanaka, ex-Major General and Chief of the Military Service Bureau of the War Ministry, regarding his conflicting opinions with Prime Minister Hideki Tojo. Tanaka also states that he had asked Shigenori Togo to lead a political movement to oust Tojo. This article covers the third day of Tanaka's testimony on the witness stand. He went into detail on the reasons that led to his resignation, including his belief in "Japan's inadequate war preparedness, friction between the Army and Navy and fear of subordinate officers to report to their superiors of the actual preparation conditions." The article discusses the mental and physical state of Tanaka stating that "previous speculation that the defense in its cross-examination would attempt to prove that the prosecution's star witness was mentally unbalanced failed to materialize yesterday morning."

Heat Forces Webb to Adjourn Trials Until Next Monday News Article

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Reports on the recess of the IMTFE as a result of the lack of an adequate cooling system for the courtroom. The intense heat conditions caused some members to fear adverse health side effects if they continued to meet during the hottest weeks of the summer. The trial is set to resume on Monday. Also reports on Webb's reminder to "the defense that the Tokyo Tribunal is not going to follow the rules set by the Nuremberg Tribunal." William Logan, defense counsel for Sadao Araki, had made a request that the Nuremberg rules be allowed "regarding the prosecution's presentation of an interrogation statement" by Araki. The prosecution presented the previous day on the Manchurian Incident with documents entered into evidence by Elton M. Hyder, Walter I. MacKenzie, and Mrs. Grace K. Llewellyn.

Rules of Procedure of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East

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Establishes the rules and procedures for the IMTFE as established by the special proclamation of January 19, 1946. Contains 9 main rules covering: 1. Noted to accused 2. Service of additional documents 3. Order at the Trial 4. Witnesses 5. Applications and motions before the taking of evidence by the Tribunal and rulings during the trial 6. Records, exhibits and documents 7. Seal 8. Forms of oath and affirmation 9. Effective date and powers of amendment and addition.

Let World be Judge, Accused Japs Will Ask News Article

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Reports on the defense counsel plan (from four of the defendants: Hiranuma, Kaya, Shigemitsu, and Umezu) to request the tribunal allow "the world be the judge" of the Japanese accused war criminals with a panel deciding their fate that "would include Pope Pius XII, Mohandas K. Gandhi, and H. G. Wells." Also reports that the prosecution was "ready to lay the documentary groundwork for tracing Japan's armed attempt to colonize rich areas of the far east" as well as the fact that the "defendants will not be tried individually, but as alleged collaborators in a world conspiracy."
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Rebuttal Evidence - Rule 6(b)(1)

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To all staff attorneys. Informs staff attorneys that under "Rule 6(b)(1) of the Rules of the Tribunal, all applications must be made to the Tribunal in order to introduce evidence which is not a complete document in itself." Gives examples of what this means and informs attorneys that they must make the special applications for excerpts immediately so their rebuttal evidence can be put in by the proper time. States that the "form of the application and the steps which are necessary to comply with the court rules may be ascertained by contacting Mr. Crowe, if an attorney desires information."
Date: 
1948CE Jan 6th
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General Order No. 20 - Charter of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East

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Distributes the recently amended Charter of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. Sections include: I - Constitution of Tribunal; II Jurisdiction and General Provisions; III - Fair Trial for Accused; IV - Powers of Tribunal and Conduct of Trial; V - Judgment and Sentence. Transmitted on behalf of General MacArthur.
Date: 
1946CE Apr 26th
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Statements by President in connection with rulings on objections to admission of evidence during presentation of prosecution's case

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Contains the most important transcripts of the President's statements regarding rulings of the Tribunal on objections to admission of evidence. Includes page numbers for the record and dates. To All Defense Counsel.
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1947CE Jun 4th
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