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Japanese Aggression in Manchuria

Doc. No. 885 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Sealed treaty of 24 Feb 1939 between Japan, Germany, Italy and Manchukuo making Manchukuo a member of the Anti-Communist Internationale. Persons implicated: UEDA; CHANG CHING HUI; WAGNER; CORTESE.
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1946CE Mar 18th

Doc. No. 1249 Suppl. - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of SHUHO (Government Weekly). Persons implicated: HIROTA; OSHIMA; ARITA. Crimes to which applicable: Violation of Nine-Power Treaty (Manchukuo); conspiracy for aggressive warfare against China (Anti-Comintern Pact); thought control.
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1946CE Apr 26th

Powell Says Shigemitsu Sought Peace News Article

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Reports on the prosecution's witness testimony of John B. Powell who stated that Mamoru Shigemitsu "did 'all he could' to restore peace in Shanghai after the outbreak of hostilities there in 1932." Powell also recounted the movements of the Chinese 19th Route Army around Shanghai after the Manchurian Incident. This was the second day of Powell's testimony for the prosecution's "All China Military Aggression Phase." On the first day he discussed the treatment of prisoners of war by the Japanese army.

Manchurian War Blamed on Army News Article

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Reports on the testimony given by Ken Inukai (son of the late premier Tsuyoshi Inukai) and Baron Reijiro Wataksuki, both of whom testified that "extremist elements in the Japanese army planned and carried out the conquest of Manchuria in complete defiance of the wishes of Emperor Hirohito and the civilian governments in power at the time." They discussed Araki and Minami as well as the aggressive actions that occurred in China.

Facts on Jap Military Rise Told at Trial News Article

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Reports on the testimony offered by Ken Inukai, "diet member," whose father was a former Premier who was killed on May 15, 1932. Topics discussed included the killing of his father, the Manchurian Incident, and relations with China. Other testimony was given by Isamu Fujita, a newspaper publisher, who spoke against Kingoro Hashimoto and Shumei Okawa regarding Manchuria.

Tanaka Tells Second Effort to Oust Tojo News Article

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Reports on the testimony given by Maj. Gen. Ryukichi Tanaka where he stated that "he made a vigorous effort during 1944 to induce Gen. Kasushige Ugaki to head a movement to obtain control of the Japanese Government and end the war." Also refers to Tanaka's first attempt to overthrow the Tojo government. Other topics discussed include Okawa's actions in Manchuria, the Kwantung Army, and guidelines from Sir William Webb on the types of arguments that would be admissible before the tribunal.

Shidehara Says China Caused Peace Failure News Article

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Reports on the testimony of Kijuro Shidehara who stated that "disagreement within the Chinese Government prevented the success of peace meetings following the Manchurian Incident" and that there was "no difficulty on the Japanese side." Further testimony explores the sequence of events and negotiations regarding Manchuria.

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