The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Women's Involvement

Assignments

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Lists the assignments within the War Crimes Office, J. A. G. O. according to office/division. These groupings include: Director's Office, Special Projects Division, Western Division (where 1st Lt. C. W. J. Phelps is listed), Eastern Division, Research and Information Division, Administrative Division, and the Office of the Chief of Counsel. Each individual is listed, along with the rank. Support staff / clerical secretaries (predominantly women) are included as well.
Date: 
1945CE Jun 22nd

Tokyo Telephone Directory

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Full Tokyo General Headquarters Telephone Directory, published on 6 June 1946. Directory contains listings in various manners, including sections devoted solely to the general headquarters (listed by official department), the Tokyo area at large, and an alphabetical listing of all officers and civilians. The officers and civilians sections lists the rank of the individual (if pertinent), their official duties and contact information. This alphabetical listing section offers a glimpse into the individual women (and their duties) who aided in the post-war Japan efforts.
Date: 
1946CE Jun 6th

Heat Forces Webb to Adjourn Trials Until Next Monday News Article

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Reports on the recess of the IMTFE as a result of the lack of an adequate cooling system for the courtroom. The intense heat conditions caused some members to fear adverse health side effects if they continued to meet during the hottest weeks of the summer. The trial is set to resume on Monday. Also reports on Webb's reminder to "the defense that the Tokyo Tribunal is not going to follow the rules set by the Nuremberg Tribunal." William Logan, defense counsel for Sadao Araki, had made a request that the Nuremberg rules be allowed "regarding the prosecution's presentation of an interrogation statement" by Araki. The prosecution presented the previous day on the Manchurian Incident with documents entered into evidence by Elton M. Hyder, Walter I. MacKenzie, and Mrs. Grace K. Llewellyn.

Jap War Criminals Not As Smart As U. S. Gangsters News Article

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Reports on Harold "Pop" Nathan's assessment of Japanese war criminals. Nathan was the "former assistant director of the U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation." He was sent over to Japan following the war in order to help track Japanese war criminal suspects and gather evidence for the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. At the end of the article, he is quoted as saying "I'm also impressed by these good looking American secretaries they have sent here from America." Phelps added the notation "He doesn't see 'em in I.P.S.!!!"

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