Takano, Tadashi, civilian employee, Japanese Army
Docket No./ Date: 30/ May 6, 1946, Yokohama, Japan
Charge: 1. Committed cruel and inhuman acts and other offenses against
Verdict: 15 years confinement at hard labor/ Sentence Upheld
Reviewing Authority's Recommendations: Findings were all supported by
Reviewing Authority: James A. Byrum, 1st Lieutenant, Assistant Staff
Defense Arguments: 1. Superior Orders - beat prisoners as instructed
by camp commander. But, struck them only lightly while the camp commander
watched. 2. Admits to being drunk several times while working at the camp
but did not recall ay of the events that transpired while intoxicated.
3. Accused treated prisoners kindly.
Judge Advocate's Recommendations: