The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Japanese-German Relations

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

Use of Force Urged by Jap Militarists News Article

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Discusses a report from Sadaichi Yoshimoto (former chief of staff of Japan's Central China Expeditionary Army) to Masataka Yamazaki (minister of war in 1939) that "advocated the blockading of the Yangtze River to 'drive out British influence.'" The report further argued for the use of force to stop Great Britain from aiding Chiang Kai-shek. Other brief news wire service reports discuss the trial of Toshio Takeshita in Yokohama, the "inadequacy" of sentences in Yokohama according to Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger, and the fact that "Germany urged Japan to start war in 1941" according to Hiroshi Oshima when he relayed his discussions with German Foreign Minister Ribbentrop.

Nazi Envoy to Japs in '41 Held for MacArthur News Article

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Reports on the detention of 110 suspected Japanese war criminals, including "Gen. Takeji Washi, former chief of staff of Japanese general headquarters." Also detained in China was Gen. Eugene Ott, "Nazi ambassador to Tokyo at the time of Pearl Harbor." Other news items report on the rush by Japanese business men to form a "league for safeguarding the emperor" and the progress of plans to purge ultra-nationalists from public office.

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. 4096 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Photostat: Memorandum about a conference between Hitler and OSHIMA in the presence of Ribbentrop. Source of Original: Nuremberg through War Department. Persons implicated: OSHIMA. Crimes to which document applicable: German-Japanese-Italian collaboration; atrocities at sea.
Date: 
197CE Sep 4th

Doc. No. 921 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Original of Protocol between Germany, Italy, and Japan and attached copies of Anti-Comintern Agreement between Germany and Japan as well as of annexed protocol to the Anti-Comintern Agreement. Persons implicated: HIROTA, Koki; OSHIMA, Hiroshi, MUSHAKOJI, Kintomo; HOTTA, Masaaki. Crimes to which document applicable: Conspiracy for aggressive warfare.
Date: 
1946CE Mar 21st

Doc. No. 533 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Photostatic copy of file memorandum of the conversation between HIMMLER and OSHIMA. Persons implicated: Lt. Gen. OSHIMA, Hiroshi. Crimes to which document applicable. Instigation to aggressive warfare. Conspiracy for aggressive warfare between Tri-Partite Pact signatories.
Date: 
1946CE Feb 18th

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