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'The Bull' Goes on Trial For Wartime Atrocities News Article

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Reports on the trial at Yokohama of Kitaro Ishida, nicknamed 'the Bull,' for "atrocities against American prisoners of war at the Hirota camp, near Osaka." Another news wire piece reports on "charges that a Japanese army captain forced American prisoners of war to attend and furnish entertainment at a Japanese party celebrating the death of President Roosevelt."

Jap Mine Boss Says Captain Protected PWs News Article

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Reports on the testimony of Hisashi Terada who maintained that Captain Hiroji Honda, an accused war criminal on trail at Yokohama, had lodged "protests against mistreatment of Allied prisoners of war by civilian employees of Joban Mining Company." Recounts the progress of Honda's trial and the courtroom events. Another news wire piece reports on the main points made by Homma's defense team at his trial in Manila.

Charges Homma Ordered Filipino Jurist Killed News Article

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Reports on the testimony of Salvador Abad Santos to a military commission in Manila regarding the signing of a death warrant for former Philippines Supreme court chief justice Jose Abad Santos by Gen. Masaharu Homma. Other topics reported on include: testimony at the Tokyo war crimes trial on orders to Japanese guards to kill Allied POWs "in event of allied amphibious or skyborne landings in Japan," affidavits presented in court relating atrocities, and witness testimony regarding the beatings meted out by Japanese military men in prison camps.

'Kill Me and Be Damned!' Japs Defied by Yank News Article

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Reports on testimony given at Homma's trial in Manila. Witnesses included Lt. Junjo Matsu (a Japanese officer), Lieutenant Jose Lukban (Philippine army), and Jose Diosana (Philippine army). Describes atrocities committed on American prisoners of war. Other news wire brief articles report on the capture of another Japanese war crimes suspect in Shanghai, testimony by Masaru Takata at the trial of Capt. Kaichi Hirate in Yokohama, and progress in the trial of Shin Ree-sai ("Chinese puppet foreman of a labor camp on Hokkaido).

Japs Accused of Beheading Denver Flier News Article

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Reports on the upcoming trial of Masaaki Mibuchi and Jutaro Kikuchi, both of whom were "accused of beheading and bayoneting 2nd Lt. Darwin T. Emry, Denver, Colo., B-29 bombardier whose plan crashed after the great Tokyo raid of last May 25." The article (from the Pacific Stars and Stripes) indicates that the trial will be unique because the case will rest solely upon testimony from Japanese witnesses "rather than on affidavits and other documents."

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