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Press - Post-War

Report Hirohito May Abdicate News Article

Reports that Hirohito may abdicate his position as Emperor of Japan in light of the possibility of being called as a witness for the IMTFE. According to the government, they feared that having Hirohito appear personally in court "would place him in an extremely awkward position in the eyes of the Japanese public.

Nippon Times - August 8, 1946

Nippon Times, No. 17,023 from Thursday, August 8, 1946. On front page are two articles relating to the tribunal: 1. "Pu Yi Expected in Tokyo to Testify at War Trials Under Russian Custody"and 2. "Japanese Forces Said Unprepared for China Affair; Prosecution Witness Testified Pacific War Plans Were Not in Existence in 1938." Other articles in the newspaper report on international affairs.
1946CE Aug 8th

Communique of Moscow Conference

Authorized communique from the Moscow Conference where the United States, the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom reached an agreement regarding the preparation of peace treaties with Italy, Rumania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland, the establishment of a Far Eastern Commission, and other international policy decisions.
1945CE Dec 28th

Nippon Times - July 10, 1946

Nippon Times No. 16,994 from Wednesday, July 10, 1946. Topics covered include reports on the tribunal's progress regarding the Manchurian Phase (and Mukden Incident), the current Japanese government, movement of Jews into Poland, the expulsion of 54,000 Austrians from Russia, election in Mexico, affairs in the Soviet Union, and general international affairs.
1946CE Jul 10th


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