Press - Post-War

Army Tribunal Acquits First Jap Defendant News Article

Reports the acquittal of Shunsuke Kato at the Yokohama trial held by the Eighth Army Military Commission. It was the first acquittal by this group. Gives details regarding the case against Kato who had been "accused of assisting Cpl. Naraichi Chihara to beat prisoners." Kato's defense included assertions that he was only following direct orders from his supervisor. Also reports on the sentencing of Pvt. Truo Ono and Cpl. Motoichi Sakagami.

Gen. Homma States He Lacked Authority News Article

Reports on Homma's assertion at his trial in Manila that "he did not been informed of all matters that occurred within his army and that he did not have authority to remove any staff officers even if they were undesirable." Gives updates and details on the progress of Homma's trial, including witness testimony from Maj. Gen. Shusuke Horiguchi.


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