Umezu Seeks Five Vital Witnesses News Article
Reports that Japanese General Yoshijiro Umezu has requested five witnesses to testify on his behalf before the tribunal (three of whom are believed to be held by the Russians). They include: Japanese Lt. Gen. Hikozaburo Hata, Maj. Gen. Tomokatsu Matsumura, Lt. Gen. Shojiro Iida, Maj. Gen. Moichiro Yamamoto, and Lt. Gen. Yukio Kasahara. According to the article, "the defense plans to use these five witnesses to prove that Umezu, in his post as Commander-in-Chief of the Kwantung Army and in other offices, took no part in any of the conspiracies alleged in the indictment, and was not responsible for the planning, initiating or waging of wars of aggression." Brief section at the end of the article reports that Joseph B. Keenan expects to leave Washington, D. C. on July 16 for Tokyo.