The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Japanese-German Relations

Doc. No. 1616 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of Discussion of the Axis Nations. Crimes to which document applicable: Preparation of Japanese opinion for war. Summary of relevant points: Pamphlet, by SHIRATORI, Toshio, is an encomium of NAZI GERMANY in which the author sees ultimate ruin for FRANCE and BRITAIN. He urges a strong alliance with ITALY and GERMANY so that JAPAN may be the caretaker of the "new order" in ASIA. Rabid against pro-Anglo-American sympathizers, he declares that JAPAN's sphere of existence should include MANCHURIA, CHINA, and the SOUTH SEAS.
Date: 
196CE May 14th

Doc. No. 1392 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence

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Analysis of "Minutes of Joint Conference of Army, Navy, and Foreign Office Authorities on Intensification of Coalition Among Japan, Germany and Italy." Persons implicated: ANTO, ISHIZAWA, and TAJIRI (all Chiefs of Section, Foreign Ministry); Lt. Col. TAKAYAMA (Army); Maj. TANEMURA (General Staff); Commander SHIBA (Navy). Crimes to which document applicable: Aggression -- French Indo-China; conspiracy for world domination.
Date: 
1946CE Apr 17th

Former Reich Ambassador to Japan Queried News Article

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Reports on the fact that Eugene Ott, former German ambassador to Japan, is currently being interrogated by Joseph B. Keenan's prosecution team in Tokyo, "leading to speculation that he is revealing facts concerning the German colony in Japan for possible use in war crimes trials." Also reports that two Russian officials, I. M. Zarynov and S. A. Golunsky, have been nominated for membership on the tribunal. Finally, updates on Homma's trial in Manila are included.

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

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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

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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,
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1946CE Jun 28th

Advice to Plotkin Upon Arrival in Tokyo

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Farrell requests Plotkin to contact Keenan when he arrives in Tokyo. He includes three letters of introduction. Farrell then relates the events that happened when, in Canton, he "captured a radio station that was being used by the Bureau Ehrhardt, otherwise known as the German High Command's intelligence agency, Abwehr One." Mentions signed confessions he obtained from all involved. He also possesses evidence of German - Japanese agreement on smuggling wolfram (the chemical agent tungsten) out of China. He concludes by asking Plotkin to present this matter to Keenan.
Date: 
1946CE Mar 5th

Von Marchthaler [sic], Former Legation Counselor, German Embassy

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Report from Paul A. Boran that - - - von Marchtaler should know about the negotiations and developments between Germany and Japan during the years prior to the war. Von Marchtaler should also have some pertinent cables.
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1945CE Dec 14th

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