The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Analysis of Documents

Analysis of Documentary Evidence August 12, 1947

Description: 
Analyzes 1500-W-3, 1500-M-3, 1500-O-5, 1500-F-4, 1500-Z-3, 1500-X-3, 1500-N-3, 1500-X-4, 1500-L-4, 1500-K-4, 1500-N-4, 1500-W-2, 1500-B-5, 1500-P-5, 1500-R-5, 1500-K-5 and 1500-B-2. End comment states: "The foregoing communications, reports and information between the top officers of our Army and Navy, were not available to the accused at the time, therefore, these are not proper proof of anything that justified their actions. They should be excluded for the same reasons that the other Pearl Harbor documents have been kept out."
Date: 
1947CE Aug 12th

Analysis of Documentary Evidence August 12, 1947

Description: 
Analyzes "documents of the 1500 series from 1500-K-4 to 1500-A-5 inclusive (excepting 1500-Q-5 and 206), . . . exhibits and excerpts from the evidence before the Pearl Harbor Investigating Committee." End comment states: "For the same reasons that previous documents from the Pearl Harbor Committee hearings have been rejected, these should likewise be kept out. They are privileged communications which the Japanese were not aware of at the time they were issued, and, therefore, cannot be used to prove knowledge of their contents and justification of their own actions."
Date: 
1947CE Aug 12th

Excerpts offered by the Defense of Pearl Harbor Investigation Hearings - Comparison with Copies of Originals

Description: 
Indicates a "comparison of all documents servied by the Defense in the 1500 series concerning the Pearl Harbor Hearings has been made with copies of the originals. The discrepancies between the page references appearing on such documents with the pages of the transcript of the Hearings which IPS has is due to such references referring to a publication of the Hearings printed for the use of the Joint Committee by the Government Printing Office." Gives organization with names and topics of volumes for the report of the Hearings.
Date: 
1947CE Aug 7th

Analysis of Documents (Up to 1507) (By Defendants)

Description: 
Comyns Carr analyzes documents by defendants stating what counts the documents pertain to, whether they can be used to "prove the individual's responsibility for the issue of the documents," whether the defendants received the document, and what another "person says about him, which may be admissible in itself, or may lead to evidence being procured." Comyns Carr cautions that the anlaysis is not exhaustive, specifically stating that it does not include documents that refer to matters where the defendant "had only general responsibility by reason of his position." Responsibilities for Group Three, Offences are not addressed. Analysis includes documents for defendants: ARAKI, Sadao; DOHIHARA, Konji; HASHIMOTO, Kingoro; HATA, Shunroku; HIRANUMA, Kiichiro; HIROTA, Koki; HOSHINO, Naoki; ITAGAKI, Seishiro; KAYA, Okinori; KIDO, Koichi; KIMURA, Heitaro; KOISO, Kuniaki; MATSUI, Iwane; MATSUOKA, Yosuke; MINAMI, Jiro; MUTO, Akira; NAGANO, Osami; OKA, Takasumi; OKAWA, Shumei; OSHIMA, Hiroshi; SATO, Kenryo; SHIGEMITSU, Mamoru; SHIMADA, Shigetero; SHIRATORI, Toshio; SUZUKI, Teiichi; TOTO, Shigeneri; TOJO, Hideki; UMEZU, Toshijiro
Date: 
1946CE May 7th

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