Prosecution Shows Propaganda Picture to Support Its Case News Article
Reports that the propaganda motion picture "Critical Period of Japan" (Hojoji Nippon) from 1933 was played for the tribunal. It was used by the prosecution to "back the charge that Sadao Araki made the statement that it was 'Japan's divine mission to dominate East Asia and the whole world." During the viewing, Sir William Webb expressed his opinion that watching was a waste of time. Kimbei Nakai, a cameraman for the Nippon Newsreel Company, and Takatora Ogata, former vice-president of the Asahi Shimbun and president of the Board of Information in the Koiso Cabinet, also testified. Finally, the article concluded with the fact that Somei Uzawa was selected as "chief of the individual Japanese counsel representing" the accused.