The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Wars of Aggression

Tojo's Defense Challenges Two Allied Charges News Article

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Reports on the defense strategy of refuting the charges of fostering aggressive war that have been lodged against the Japanese accused. Discusses how Japanese defense counsel, Ichiro Kiyose, plans to show that the Japanese differed from the Germans and make connections to the Potsdam declaration.

Doc. No. 1129 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of handwritten notes, "Salient Points in the Informal Conversations between MATSUOKA and STAHMER, with the German Ambassador assisting." Persons implicated: MATSUOKA, Yosuke; STAHMER; OTTO. Crimes to which document applicable: Tripartite Pact; conspiracy of aggression.
Date: 
1946CE Apr 3rd

Doc. No. 1379 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Photostat: Memorandum re conversations between German Foreign Minister and Japanese Ambassador SATO in presence of KURUSU and STAHMER and between HITLER and CIANO. Persons implicated: STAHMER; OSHIMA, Hiroshi; SATO. Crimes to which document applicable: Conspiracy for aggressive warfare.
Date: 
1969CE Dec 31st

Aggression Plot to Link 3 Areas in Continent Bared News Article

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Reports on the testimony given by Ryukichi Tanaka regarding propaganda, the patriotic league Sakurai Kai, the Kwantung Army, and aggression in Manchuria. Names specific policies taken by the Tojo government and the Five Year Plan for Manchuoka. At one point, the article states "Prosecutor Sackett then attempted to delve into the autonomous movements that were launched in Mongolia and North China. Lawrence J. McManus, defense counsel, objected heatedly to the devastating statements made by Tanaka on the ground of irrelevancy, but Justice Webb declared that the issues before the Tribunal were so vast, multitudinous, involved and co-related that he could hardly judge what is and what is not relevant."

Tentative Draft - The Apprehension and Punishment of War Criminals

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First page states : Tentative Draft. Preliminary Only and Not to be Taken as Representing Dept. of State Policy. Discusses four salient points to the prosecution of war criminals and the establishment war crimes tribunals. These include: "(1) the problem of determining who are war criminals, giving due regard to the conclusions reached by the United Nations War Crimes Commission; (2) the apprehension and treatment of war criminals pending trial; (3) their trail and punishment; (4) the special status of the Emperor."
Date: 
1945CE Jul 2nd

Group Numbers and Assigned Counsel

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Lists the assigned counsel for each group assigned to specific aspects of the trial. Groups include: 1. Japanese Constitution, Written and Customary, and the Functions of the Various Offices Held by Defendants; 2. Manchurian Military Aggression, 1931-1945; 3. All China Military Aggression, 1937-1945; 4. Economic Aggression in China, 1932-1945; 5. Narcotics in China and Elsewhere, 1923-1945; 6. Preparations for War; 7. Preparing Japanese Opinion for War; 8. Relations with Germany, Italy, France, and Thailand; 9. Relations with U. S. S. R.; 10. Relations with U. S. A. and British Commonwealth; 11. Relations with Netherlands and Portugal; 12. Class B Offenses; 13. Class C. Offenses 1931-45; 14. Law Relating to Class A; 15. Law Relating to Class B and C.

Doc. No. 106 Supp. - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Copy, Identic Communication to the Netherlands by Signatories to Quadruple Pacific Treaty. Crimes to which document applicable. Summary of relevant points: "Treaty concluded 13 Dec 1921, by U. S., G. B., France and Japan, to maintain rights to their insular possessions in the Pacific Ocean and to respect the rights of the Netherlands in such region."
Date: 
1946CE May 31st

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