The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Wars of Aggression

Doc. No. 1308 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Minutes of Joint Conference of Army, Navy and Foreign Office Authorities for Intensifying the Coalition of Japan, Germany and Italy. Persons implicated: Lt. Col. TAKAYAMA (War Ministry); Comdr. SHIBA (Navy); Capt. ONO (Naval General Staff); ANTO (Section Chief, Foreign Ministry; ISHIZAWA (Same); TOKUNAGA, (Secretary); KURUSU, Saburo. Crimes to which document applicable: "Conspiracy for aggressive war, expansion."
Date: 
1946CE Apr 12th

Pacific Stars & Stripes, June 5, 1946

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Volume 2, Number 155 edition of the Pacific Stars & Stripes issued on Wednesday, June 5, 1946. Articles include those related to the trial such as "War Leaders Charged with Murder," "Keenan Denounces Trial Defendants" and "Two to be Tried While Confined to Hospital." Other topics include: Death of Russian President Kallinin, Enlistment / Draft issues, smallpox shots, "'Fit to be Tried' Play Returns to Tokyo Area," sports updates from the United States, comics, and other world events.
Date: 
1946CE Jun 5th

Decision of the Liaison Conference, July 27, 1940 (Tentative Translation)

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Subtitle is "Principal Lines of Action for Dealing with the International Situation in Parallel with World Developments." Some of the objectives include "to solve the problem of the South within such scope as will not lead to war with third Powers," and "to renovate the internal war-time structure. Also addresses relations with China, French Indo-China and the Netherlands East Indies.

Doc 3029 - Views Concerning Our Imperial National Defense Against the U.S.S.R

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Report No. 14, March 29, 1931 outlining Japan's position regarding the U.S.S.R Sections include: Views concerning a Russo-Japanese war and our policy against the U.S.S.R; Essential aim in carrying out war against the Soviet Union. Writes very succinctly and pointedly about the need for "annihilating the enemy" and "strategical propaganda."
Date: 
1931CE Mar 29th

Item (5) April 9, 1948

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For the Summation Committee (Completing memorandum dated 8 April 1948). Robinson submits to the summation committee an analysis of "Material Misstatements of the Law defining the Crime of making Aggressive War, and governing the Defenses of Self-Defense and of Self-Adjudication." He goes into the specific arguments and points the Defense has tried to make in their summation and then points out the contradicting legal cases and citations that refute their claims. Contains notations and mark-up from Tavenner.
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1948CE Apr 9th

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