The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Japanese Military

Doc. No. 1308 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Minutes of Joint Conference of Army, Navy and Foreign Office Authorities for Intensifying the Coalition of Japan, Germany and Italy. Persons implicated: Lt. Col. TAKAYAMA (War Ministry); Comdr. SHIBA (Navy); Capt. ONO (Naval General Staff); ANTO (Section Chief, Foreign Ministry; ISHIZAWA (Same); TOKUNAGA, (Secretary); KURUSU, Saburo. Crimes to which document applicable: "Conspiracy for aggressive war, expansion."
Date: 
1946CE Apr 12th

IPS Doc. No. 2466, Exhibit No. 309

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"Diary Notes Written by Mr. J. H. McCallum, Japanese Occupation of Nanking, December 1937 - January 1936." Handwritten notation states "DNS, Use This." Describes, rapes, murders, and riots that occurred during the Nanking Massacre and subsequent Japanese occupation.
Date: 
1946CE Jun 27th

Jap Admiral Denies 'Winds' Message Sent News Article

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Reports on the testimony given by Admiral Shigetaro Shimada who denied that "the disputed 'winds' message had ever been sent and further asserted no such plan to notify the Japanese fleet of a rupture of Japanese-American negotiations had ever existed." Goes into detail regarding the naval negotiations between the United States and Japan leading up to Pearl Harbor. A brief news wire service article announces "a new Pearl Harbor investigation" to be conducted by "the Senate War Investigating Committee."

Ex-Premier Says Jap Army Defied Cabinet News Article

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Reports on the testimony of Keisuke Okada (former premier and navy minister in the Tanaka government of 1920) who stated "that the policy of the Tanaka government had been to advance into Manchuria peacefully and then by degrees into China, since the Japanese were prevented to 'advance peacefully' into the United States by the so-called 'Gentlemen's Agreement.'" Sir William Webb questioned whether or not the phrase pertaining to the United States had been translated correctly. Other topics discussed included the Tanaka Memorial (that supposedly outlined Japan's aggressive policy), the killing of Chang Tso-Lin as the first action by the military clique against the Tanaka government, and the events under Okada's government.

All China Military Aggression 1937-1945

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Trial Brief memorandum regarding "subject #3, 'All China Military Aggression, 1937 - 1945'." Focuses on the "Sino-Japanese war from 7 July 1937 until the surrender of Japan." Mentions the Marco Polo Incident and that T. C. Liu was present. Goes into detail about evidence on hand to support charges. Describes the actions of MATSUI. Gives a transcript of General Hayao TADA regarding wars of aggression and international law.
Date: 
1946CE May 24th

Preparing Japanese Opinion for War

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Trial Brief on subject number 7 regarding "Preparing Japanese Opinion for War." Topics covered include education, censorship, propaganda, police coercion, political organizations, and assassinations. Goes into some depth about what counts each piece of evidence pertains to and explains the type of evidence relevant to each subsection. Mentions Baron Kigero SHIDEHARA, Premier HAMAGUCHI, Colonel Kingoro HASHIMOTO, General Kuniaki KOISO, Konesuke SHIMIZU, Dr. Shumei OKAWA, and Baron Reijiro WAKATSUKI.
Date: 
1946CE May 25th

All China Military Aggression 1937-1945

Description: 
Trial Brief memorandum regarding "subject #3, 'All China Military Aggression, 1937 - 1945'." Focuses on the "Sino-Japanese war from 7 July 1937 until the surrender of Japan." Mentions the Marco Polo Incident and that T. C. Liu was present. Goes into detail about evidence on hand to support charges. Describes the actions of MATSUI. Gives a transcript of General Hayao TADA regarding wars of aggression and international law.
Date: 
1946CE May 24th

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