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Press - Response to Trial

Newspaper Cutting - Manchurian Phase of Case Resumed at Tribunal Session

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From the Nippon Times. Subtitle: "Prosecution Presents Documents to Prove Japan's Plot in N. China." Of note, mentions "Mrs. Grace K. Llewellyn, sole woman member of the prosecution staff" who "took the floor and introduced a protocol signed by the USSR and the Mongolian People's Republic to illustrate Japan's campaign for a steady westward expansion." She also responded to an objection from defense counsel Maj. George Furness. Other individuals mentioned include: Elton M. Sutton (prosecutor - note: believe this is a misprint combination of David Nelson Sutton and Elton M. Hyder), Koki HIROTA (defendant), Chuichi ARIYOSHI (Ambassador to China), Capt. Alfred Brooks (defense counsel), Sir William Webb (Tribunal President), Peter J. Lawless (former chief of police in Tientsin and Pelping), Somei Uzawa, Miyake Shotaro (former counsel for Yoshijiro UMEZU - defendant), Mitsuo Miyata (counsel for UMEZU), Elton Hyder (prosecutor), Judge Walter McKenzie (prosecutor).
Date: 
1946CE Jul 31st

Public Statement and AP Article on Keenan's Departure from Japan

Description: 
Alerts Keenan to the fact that the press has heard of Keenan's departure from Japan. Tavenner states that he felt SCAP could not deny Keenan's departure so he went ahead and confirmed it. Acknowledges that Keenan had not wanted the fact publicized but Tavenner thought that was the best course of action.
Date: 
1946CE Jun 10th

Newspaper Cutting - Togo Blamed For Pearl Harbor Raid

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Description: 
Newspaper clipping produced by the United Press reporting on the case against Tojo's foreign minister, Shigenori Togo. Discusses the other two men, NAGANO and SUGIYAMA, who were also blamed for the attack, but who had died before being fully tried. NAGANO assumed full responsibility for the attack, but died January 5, 1947 while SUGIYAMA committed Hara Kiri soon after Japan's surrender. The prosecution accused Togo of attempting to delay President Roosevelt's last minute "triple priority" peace appeal from reaching Emperor Hirohito.
Date: 
1948CE Feb 16th

Newspaper Cutting - Guilt for Pearl Harbor Laid on Adm. Yamamoto

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This newspaper clipping from the Associated Press, printed in the Stars & Stripes, reports on how three Japanese witnesses blamed Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, deceased, for the attack on Pearl Harbor. The testimony of one of these witnesses, former Navy Captain Tatsukichi MIYO, is discussed more fully.
Date: 
1947CE Aug 26th

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