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Parent Doc. No. 1414 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence
Date 22 April 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 24
Folder Selected Analysis Document Evidence - No Order
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
International Prosecution Section Doc. No. 1414 22 April 1946 Analysis of Attached Document. Description of Attached Document. Title and Nature: Telegrams to and from abroad from March to April, 1940, while ARITA was Foreign Minister. Date: Original ( ) Copy (x) Language: Japanese Has it been translated? Yes ( ) No (x) Has it been photostated? Yes ( ) No (x) Location of Original (also Witness if applicable) as of: Document Division Source of Original: Foreign Ministry Persons implicated: ARITA; YOSHIDA; SUZUKI; SHIGEMITSU; USAMI. Crimes to which document applicable: Aggressive warfare -- Philippine Islands, French Indo-China, China. Summary of Relevant Points: Telegram from ARITA to YOSHIDA, in Manila, 3/15/140, re desire of Filipinos for non-aggression agreement and requesting opinion on following points: (a) Quezon’s attitude in requesting sanction of U. S. (b) attitude of leaders of Philippine Congress; (c) attitude of American Commissioners; (d) possibility of Quezon utilizing treaty to check U. S. from postponing independence. Telegram from ARITA to SUZUKI, in Hanoi, 3/20/40, re adjustment of diplomatic relations between Japan and France. Discusses negotiations re transportation of munitions to Chiang-Kai-Shek by French Indo-China. Telegram from SHIGEMITSU, in London, to ARITA, 3/18/40, re conversation of Lloyd George and Sumner Welles concerning Russian-German war and opinion that Welles belonged to Anti-Soviet group. Telegram from USAMI, in Berlin, to ARITA, 3/21/40, re Germany’s recognition of new Central Government of China and relationship of Russia with Chiang-Kai-Shek. Analyst: Miss Renner Doc. No. 1414