Press - Post-War
Reports that A. E. Zaryanov (Soviet representative for the IMTFE) and S. A. Golunsky (Soviet associate prosecutor) have arrived in Tokyo to assume their positions for the war crimes tribunal. Another news wire piece reports that Chen Kung-po, Japanese appointed puppet in China, was sentenced to death in Soochow.
Reports on how HATAYOMA was denied the premiership by SCAP because of his "career as secretary on the notorious Tanaka Cabinet from 1927 to 1929" as well as his ultra-nationalistic speeches and writings. Indicates that Hatayoma may be tried as a war criminal and that "SCAP says he shares blame for formulating peace preservation law."
1946CE May 9th
Reports on the discovery of five United States flyers on the island of Celebes near Makassar (in Indonesia). Describes the condition of the bodies found in an unmarked grave as well as a statement from the native population that asserted the "Japanese made gala celebrations of the executions."
Newspaper photograph (Associated Press Wirephoto) of Lieutenant General Yamashita with the caption: "Japanese Lt. Gen. Yamashita testifying yesterday in own defense before military tribunal in Manila.
Reports on the suicide of Seichi Kawakani, "former Japanese army lieutenant colonel accused of participating in the 1942 slaying of Jose Abad Santos, then acting president of the Philippines." He was at home in preparation for transport to Sugamo Prison.