Press - Post-War

Reduce Charges Against Homma to Speed Trial News Article

Gives updates on the progress of Homma's trial in Manila, including the fact that "11 minor specifications to the 48 charges against" him were stricken which should speed up the trial. The trial will undergo a weeklong recess. Other news wire updates include: information on the testimony of Col. John R. Pugh and Maj. Achilles Tisdelle regarding the death march; the conviction of a Japanese guard by an Australian military court at Labuan; approval for a military commission to try Japanese accused of atrocities against B-29 fliers; and the opening of a trial in Singapore to try Japanese war criminals accused of starving and beating more than 500 Indians during a 34 day sea voyage from Singapore to Palau.
1946CE Jan 22nd

Nazi Envoy to Japs in '41 Held for MacArthur News Article

Reports on the detention of 110 suspected Japanese war criminals, including "Gen. Takeji Washi, former chief of staff of Japanese general headquarters." Also detained in China was Gen. Eugene Ott, "Nazi ambassador to Tokyo at the time of Pearl Harbor." Other news items report on the rush by Japanese business men to form a "league for safeguarding the emperor" and the progress of plans to purge ultra-nationalists from public office.

War Crime Witnesses Give Lawyers Bad Time News Article

Reports that Japanese witnesses, especially civilian ones, tend to lie on the stand or change their stories multiple times to investigators at the Yokohama trial. Capt. George A. Grier (prosecutor) and Capt. George A. Grier (defense section) relate their troubling experiences and express opinions as to the motives for the witnesses' actions.

Three Burmese, Jap Leave Sugamo for Trials in Burma News Article

Reports that Dr. Thein Maung (puppet Burmese ambassador to Japan), Maung Khin and Gyi Maung (both from the Burmese Embassy) have left Sugamo Prison in preparation for their transport to Burma where they are wanted by the British government. Lt. Col. Yoshitada Nagatomo will also be tried by the British.

11 Japs Accused of Execution of Fliers Enter Pen News Article

Reports of the imprisonment of suspected Japanese war criminals "allegedly involved in executions of American B-29 fliers" as well as other war crimes in the Philippines, Japan, and Chichi Jima. Among those committed to Sugamo prison was "Adm. Masashi Kobasyshi, commander of Truk Island in 1944."


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