Kimura, Yukinaga, Umeda/Umoda PW Camp, Osaka, Japan
Docket No./ Date: 159/ April 17-18, 1947, Yokohama, Japan
Charge: Violation of the laws and customs of war: 1. Did willfully and
unlawfully mistreat and abuse PWs (spec 1,2,5,9,10)
Specifications: beating using a club; kicking
Verdict: 7 years CHL
Reviewing Authority's Recommendations: Accused beat PWs with a club;
these beatings followed without provocation mentioned or despite other
Japanese telling the accused that a PW was not responsible for violations
of the rules or for actual violations of the rules (drinking, not having
a hat on straight).
Reviewing Authority: Denied all charges.
Prosecution Arguments: There are no errors or irregularities which injuriously
affect any substantial rights of the accused; there is no evidence that
the accused was not sane at the alleged time of the offenses or at the
time of trial. There is sufficient competent evidence in the record to
support the findings and sentence of the Commission.
Defense Arguments: Paul E. Spurlock, Reviewer
Judge Advocate's Recommendations: No Comment Made