The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Pacific Stars and Stripes - July 10, 1946

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Pacific Stars and Stripes, Volume 2, Number 190 from Wednesday, July 10, 1946. On the front page is an article titled "Tanaka Tells Second Effort to Oust Tojo, Testifies He Attempted to Persuade Gen. Ugaki to Overthrow Government." Reports on updates from the tribunal, international affairs, and domestic news from the United States.
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1946CE Jul 10th

Pacific Stars and Stripes - April 30, 1946

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Pacific Stars and Stripes, Volume 2, Number 119 from Tuesday, April 30, 1946 (the day after the opening of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East). Lead story includes "28 Jap War Leaders Indicted, Arraignment Will Take Place Friday." Most of the front page news items focus on the tribunal and accused defendants (including all of their pictures). Also reports on the Nuremberg Trials, international relations and domestic news from the United States.
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1946CE Apr 30th

Former Reich Ambassador to Japan Queried News Article

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Reports on the fact that Eugene Ott, former German ambassador to Japan, is currently being interrogated by Joseph B. Keenan's prosecution team in Tokyo, "leading to speculation that he is revealing facts concerning the German colony in Japan for possible use in war crimes trials." Also reports that two Russian officials, I. M. Zarynov and S. A. Golunsky, have been nominated for membership on the tribunal. Finally, updates on Homma's trial in Manila are included.

Nippon Times, June 8, 1946

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(The 21st Year of Showa) No. 16,959. Nippon Times for Wednesday, June 5, 1946. Contains articles on the war crimes trial, including one titled "Keenan Fires opening Broadside in Fight to Convict War Leaders. Delivers 15,000-Word Summary of Allied War Crimes Case; Tojo, Others Termed 'Felons.'" Also reports on the Yokohama trial, French elections, Russia - United States diplomatic relations, Anti-Franco movement, Stettinius Resignation, Manchuria and Chinese communist developments, other "small-fry war criminals," the United States stock market, and general world events.
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1946CE Jun 5th

Doihara Instigated N. China Hostilities, Gen. Ching Charges News Article

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Reports on the testimony given by Chinese General Ching Teh-chun (Vice-Minister of Military Operations) who asserted that General Kenji Doihara was "the instigator of the Japanese aggression in North China." He also claimed that Doihara instigated the Mukden Incident. Further highlights of his testimony include the naming of four other Japanese officers responsible for the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. Discusses the translation of his testimony.
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Tells How Japs Won Emperor's Plea for Peace News Article

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Reports on the testimony of Adm. Keisuke Okada, former premier, in front of the tribunal, including his assertion that an "assorted group of top ranking Japanese - including three who have been named as war criminal suspects - worked for two years behind the scenes to maneuver Japan into a position to surrender." Goes into his actions during the war and contains more excerpts from his testimony.
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