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Tokyo Tribunal Likely to be Resumed Monday News Article

Reports on the newly installed air conditioning equipment at the IMTFE courtroom that will hopefully allow the trial to resume on the following Monday. Also reports that the tribunal has agreed to Umezu's request to "have five key witnesses, three of whom are believed to be in Russian hands, brought to Tokyo to testify in his defense." However, the article points out that there is no structure in place to secure witnesses in Russian territory.
1946CE Jul 19th

Lack of Air Conditioning Forces International Tribunal to Adjourn News Article

Reports on the indefinite 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.

Nippon Times - August 8, 1946

Nippon Times, No. 17,023 from Thursday, August 8, 1946. On front page are two articles relating to the tribunal: 1. "Pu Yi Expected in Tokyo to Testify at War Trials Under Russian Custody"and 2. "Japanese Forces Said Unprepared for China Affair; Prosecution Witness Testified Pacific War Plans Were Not in Existence in 1938." Other articles in the newspaper report on international affairs.
1946CE Aug 8th

IMTFE Proceedings (April 29 - June 5, 1946)

Official record / transcript of the IMTFE court proceedings from the opening day (April 29, 1946) until June 5, 1946. The first fourteen pages contain the background of international agreements, the formal establishment proclamation of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (including the policies and powers of the court), the names of all individuals involved in the proceedings, and the charges against the accused Japanese defendants.


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