BY MACARTHUR OF 59 LEADING JAPS
In the most important single list of war crime sus- pects, issued thus far, General MacArthur has ordered the Japanese Government to arrest 59 prominent Jap- anese including Prince Morimasa Nashimoto, who became Field-Marshal in 1942 and was a Supreme War. Councillor
for many years.
Others included in the list are the former Premiers Koki Hirota and Baron Kiichiro Hiranuma,
Kiyoshi Goko, a former president of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Seihin Ikeda, a Mitsui banker, who became Governor of the Bank of Japan,
Chikuhei Nakajima, who promoted fighter aircraft production,
Admiral Soetake Toyoda and Ad- miral Sankichi Takahashi each one- time C-in-C of the combined fleet and Chief of the Navy General Staff,
Field-Marshal Shunroku Hata, for- mer C-in-C of the Japanese expedi tionary forces in China and a former
Eiji Amau, a formet Foreign Of- fice spokesman, Masayuki Tani, Foreign Minister in 1942, Inosuke Foruno, president of the recently disbanded Domei Newsagency and former Councillor of the Cabinet In- formation Bureau, and Matsutaro Shoriki, president of the newspaper "Yomiuri Shimbun," and also former chief of the criminal section of the metropolitan police
Referring to Nashimoto the Ame- rican Associated Press says that this is the first time that a member of the Imperial Household and mem bers of the Zaibatsu (rich families) have been listed for arrest.
The total of Japanese suspected of war crimes is now 354 and in addi- tion" 300 small fry have "been" charged with mistreating Allied prisoners Their trials will begin probably in a few weeks before American military tribunals.