Press - Post-War

Million Chinese Killed in War News Article

Reports on the address Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek gave to the Kuomintang's plenary session in Chungking. He urged the session to accept the P.C.C. resolutions. General Lin Wie also told the session of the "one million and four hundred thousand Chinese troops killed during the eight year war against Japan" as well as the current state of the Chinese navy.

'Buried Alive' May Have Been Soldier's Fate News Article

Reports on the trial of Lieut. Miyoroku Okada in Yokohama for his actions as commandant of the Nagoya prisoner of war camp. Includes information from the affidavits of 23 fellow prisoners who described the beating and subsequent burial of Aviation Ordnanceman Doyle W. Waggoner of Shreveport, Louisiana. Another news wire items report on the not guilty pleas offered by Nobuo Kanayama, Tsuyoshi Sadai and Kiyoichi Mori at the Eighth Army commission Yokohama trial, the charges against Tsutomu Shiba (former captain and medical officer in the Japanese army) in Tokyo, and the release of thirteen Japanese accused war criminals from Sugamo prison after they were acquitted of "charges of maltreating Allied war prisoners."

Top Jap Trials Await Supreme Court Action News Article

Reports on the delay of trial for Tojo and other accused major war criminals as they await the United States Supreme Court's decision regarding the legality of Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita's trial. Delves into legal consequences that could arise from whatever decision the Supreme Court made as well as how the charter for the IMTFE was altered in light of the charter that established the trials in Manila.

Yamashita Doomed; President Rejects Plea for Clemency News Article

Reports that President Truman refused to consider Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita's plea for clemency and that he will therefore be executed. Includes the fact that newsmen will be barred from the hanging and that the day and time of the event will be kept secret. Other news items discussed include the increased personnel investigating Japanese war crimes and the charges being brought against Kiyoichi Mori, Tsuyoshi Sakai, and Nubuo Kanayama for their trial before the Eighth Army military commission in Yokohama.

Yamashita Trial Legal; Fate Up To MacArthur News Article

Reports on the United States Supreme Court decision that the trial of Lt. Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita was legal. Gives the details of the courts decision as well as the charges Yamashita was tried for in Manila. Other news wire pieces include: "Keenan Sees Baking in Court Action: Ruling on Yamashita 'Helpful,' Says Chief of Prosecution Staff" and "British Prosecution Staff Arrives in Tokyo."


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