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Parent News reprint of 'TOJO, SHIMADA among twelve expected to be sentenced to death'
Date 31 December 1969
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 6
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from March 1948
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
thought, will be sentenced to death are: TOJO, Hideki: MUTO, Akira; SUZUKI, Teiichi; SHIMADA, Shigetaro; ITAGAKI, Seishiro and DOHIHARA, Kenji. HATA, Shunroku seems to be at present suspended between the death penalty and acquittal and will probably be sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor. Those who are thought innocent in Washington are: SHIGEMITSU, Mamoru; UMEZU, Mijiro and KAYA, Okinori. Besides the above mentioned, six others are expected to be given the death pen¬alty and the remainder given imprisonment for varying terms. The latter group includes MINAMI, Jiro and MATSUI, Iwane. The Americans, in general, believe that whatever the judgment may be, the greatest result is that the Military Tribunal has shown the Japanese people how Japan's militarism controlled the government and brought about war. They also believe that it has shown the Japanese people how the mili¬tarists had made robots out of the people and had made them dance to their tune. Over here, we believe that the sentence of death to several of the suspects will be approved by the Japanese themselves. The Americans believe that TOJO and his numerous followers have completely lost the confidence of the Japanese and that their death will be greeted by the Japanese. -2-