The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

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Japanese Aggression in Manchuria

Item 26 - Certificate of Source of Document

Description: 
Certificate of source of a document for defense document 260: a publication "compiled by the headquarters of the Kwantung Army, consisting of 3 pages and 9 sheets of diagrams, and entitled 'Reference to the Problems of Manchuria and Mongolia.'"
Date: 
1947CE Feb 4th

Item 23 - Map of Distribution of Japanese Manchuria and Mongolia (1928)

Description: 
Summary of map according to defense document number 260 exhibit description: "It could be pointed out that though the total Japanese population of Manchuria in 1928 is only given as 206,203, the 101,000 Japanese living in Kwantung Leased Territory were actually under Japanese rule and another 88,000 in the SMR zone were under Japanese military protection. Hence the bona fide Japanese settlers at this time numbered only about 16,000 persons."
Date: 
1928CE

General Fails to Place Blame for 'Incident' News Article

Description: 
Reports on the testimony of Chinese General Chin Teh-chun, "former Peiping mayor and vice-commander of the Chinese 29th Army," including the fact that he was apparently unable to "substantiate his previous accusation that the defendant, Gen. Kenji Doihara, was instigator of the Mukden incident." Focuses on the cross-examination the defense attorney's gave to Teh-chun. An interesting excerpt includes "Former Premier Hideki Tojo enjoyed the morning session, smiling broadly on hearing the questions of Chinese distinity that were put to the Chinese witness." Also reports that Joseph B. Keenan returned to the IPS after his travel related to the war crimes trial.

Names Instigators of China 'Incident' News Article

Description: 
Reports on the testimony by Chinese General Chin Teh-chun, vice minister of military operations, after a 12 day recess due to a lack of air conditioning in the IMTFE courtroom. Teh-chun's testimony focused on the Marco Polo Bridge incident (July 7, 1937) where, he stated, General Kenji Doihara was "the instigator of Japanese aggression in North China" as well as "the Mukden incident in Manchuria on September 18, 1931." He also named four other Japanese military officers (Sieji Katsuki, Seizo Kawabe, Renyam Mutaguchi, and Takashi Sakai) as instigators of the Marco Polo Bridge incident. The article also gives a synopsis of other events at the day's proceedings, including the fact that much of the morning session was occupied by straightening out language and translation issues.

Doc. No. 108 Supp. - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

Contributors: 
Description: 
Analysis of Extracts "10 Years in Japan," Grew. Persons implicated: MATSUOKA; KONOYE; KITA; ARITA; Gen. NASHIHARA; NOMURA; TOGO; KIDO; MATSUDAIRA. Crimes to which document applicable: Aggression - China; relations with U. S., G. B., and U. S. S. R; relations with Germany.
Date: 
1946CE May 31st

Revised Deadline Dates

Description: 
Lists deadlines for Chinese Military Aggression Including Atoricites, Opium and Narcotics, Economic Aggression, Relations with Germany and Italy, Relations with Russia, Preparations for War, Relations with U.S. & Great Britain, Relations with Netherlands,
Date: 
1946CE Jun 28th

Hashimoto Urged War in Manchuria, Witness Testifies News Article

Description: 
Reports on the testimony of Isamu Fujita, "a journalist witness of the prosecution" who stated that "Colonel Chaiki Shigeto and Colonel Kingoro Hashimoto urged 'positive action' be taken in Manchuria." Goes into depth on the discussions surrounding advancement into Manchuria. Subsequent testimony was heard from Ken Inukia, "son of the former Premier who was assassinated in the 'May 15 Incident' by a young naval officer." Inukia was examined by associate prosecutor Hugh Helm. The article closes by mentioning the increasing frustration of Sir William Webb with the numerous "speeches" being made by counsel.

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