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Japan - Political Situation / Government Structure

Nippon Times - July 10, 1946

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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.
Date: 
1946CE Jul 10th

Tells Court Jap Cabinet Had No Rule Over Army News Article

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Reports on the testimony of Reijiro Wakatsuki (Japanese Premier in 1931) who stated to the tribunal that "the Japanese army plunged ahead over the protests of the imperial government" when they invaded Manchuria. This testimony related to Sir William Webb's efforts "to determine whether Emperor Hirohito had any war responsibility."

Phelps' Miscellaneous Data Folder

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Contains multiple memoranda regarding witness testimony before the tribunal, important dates in Japanese history, various Japanese Cabinet's and their structure; and brief summaries of Japanese treaty violations.
Date: 
1945CE

Japanese Treaty Analysis Project

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Gives an overview of responsibilities and tasks assigned to the Japanese Treaty Analysis Project members who are charged with "determining violations of treaties entered into by Japan with other nations." Incidents to be examined include: 1. The Mukden Incident and Manchuria; 2. Marco Polo Bridge and North China; 3. Spratly Islands; 4. Establishment of the Nanking Government; 5. French Indo-China; 6. Thailand; 7. Singapore and Malaya; 8. Mandated Islands; 9. Naval Limitations Treaty; 10. Hawaiian Islands; 11. Miscellaneous.
Date: 
1945CE Oct 1st

Excerpt from Japan Year Book - 1937

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Excerpt from the 1937 Japan Year Book regarding the February 26 (1936) Insurrection Incident (as translated by Mr. Sano). Gives details about the inner workings of the Japanese Cabinet, the officials involved, and the subsequent actions taken in China and Manchuria.

Note from Transcript of Testimony of Fusanosuke KUHARA

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"Note from Transcript of Testimony of Fusanosuke KUHARA, a Defendant in the February 26 (1936) Insurrection Case. Case was Dismissed 14 December, 1937. (1742 Pages. Volume 6 of the 6 Volumes on the February 26 Incident Investigation Record.)" Gives details from the testimony with excerpts from specific paragraphs. Discusses Japanese political developments, the Cabinets, and Manchukuo.

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