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Press translations [Japan]. Political Series 0149, 1946-01-08.
Supreme Commander for The Allied Powers. Allied Translator and Interpreter Section.

translation-number: political-0647

call-number: DS801 .S85



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GENERAL HEADQUARTERS
SUPREME COMMANDER FOR THE ALLIED POWERS
ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER SECTION
PRESS TRANSLATIONS
No. 647 Date: 8 Jan 46.

POLITICAL SERIES: 149

ITEM 1 Government Stands Idle - ASAHI SHIMBUN - 5 Jan 46. Translator: A. Kido.
Extract:
Regarding the Directive, a SCAP spokesman announced as follows: "It is a matter of common knowledge that the would-be secret societies played an important role in encouraging the Japanese aggression policy. The Japanese military clique and ultranationalists had always nursed and protected these secret societies. Some of the Japanese Government and other public officials had bravely resisted the will of such dominating parties, even at the risk of their lives. The Japanese Government did not take any proper counter-measures against this state of things, and SCAP has issued the Directive in order to root out such groups.
"By making public the records of such groups or societies, the Japanese people and Government Officials will be in possession of powerful weapons for building a liberal and democratic JAPAN. The present Directive banishes all individuals and organizations, who had placed an important role in encouraging Japanese people to carry out warlike aggression, apart from the big figures accused of being war criminal suspects. Since the removal of the restriction on speech and press, the Japanese people are demanding that their Government take measures similar to those taken by General MACARTHUR."
ITEM 2 People Affected by SCAP Directive - ASAHI SHIMBUN - 5 Jan 46. Translator: Y Akabane.
Full Translation:
An important order has been issued by SCAP, removing from public office leaders of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, the Political Rule Assistance Party Association, and the Greater JAPAN Political Association. The following are some of the leading personages, who now occupy positions as directors or other office holders in these organizations or their affiliated bodies, and are thought to come within the terms of the directive (does not include war criminal suspects):
Imperial Rule Assistance Association: President (When he was Prime Minister) SUZUKI, Kantaro (President of the Privy Council); Chief of Business Management, ISHIWATA, Sotaro (Minister of the Imperial Household), YOKOYAMA, Sukenari (member of the House of Peers); MARUYAMA,. Tsurukichi (member of the House of Peers); KOBATA, Churyo; ANDO Kyoshiro; Director IZAKA, Takashi (privy Councillor); OGUCHI, Kiroku (member of the House of Representative); OKAZAKI, Tsutomu; OKADA, Tadahiko (member of the House of Representatives); KAZAMI, Akira; KAWAKAMI, Jotaro (member of the House of Representatives); KAWARADA, Kakichi (member of the House of peers); KIYOSE, Ichiro (member of the House of

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POLITICAL SERIES: 149 (Continued)
ITEM 2 (Continued)
Representatives); KOMORI, Shichiro; SUNADA, Shigemasa; SEN-GOKU, Kootaro (member of the House of Peers); TAKAISHI, Shingoro; TAKI, Masao (member of the House of Peers); TANAKA, Tokichi (member of the House of Peers); TANABE, Shichiroku (member of the House of Representatives); HATTA, Yoshiaki (member of the House of Peers); HORIKIRI, Zenjiro (Home Minister); MAEDA, Yonezo (member of the House of Representatives); YUKI, Toyotaro (member of the House of Peers); YUZUWA, Michio (member of the House of Peers); ISHIGURO, Chutoku (member of the House of Peers); FUJIYAMA, Aiichiro; TAGO, Ichimin (member of the House of Representatives); NAKAJIMA, Yadanji (member of the House of Representatives); NISHIKATA, Toshima (member of the House of Representatives); YAMAMOTO, Kozo (member of the House of Representatives); IWAKURA, Michitomo (member of the House of Peers); UCHIDA, Shozo; SUZUKI, Takao; TADA, Reikichi; TSURUMI, Sano; NASU, Hiroshi; HACHIJO, Tadamasa (member of the House of Peers); MATSUMOTO, Kenjiro (member of the House of Peers); YASUI, Eiji (member of the House of Peers); YAMAZAKI, Tatsujiro (member of the House of Representatives); KANAMITSU, Yofu (member of the House of Representatives).
Political Assistance Manhood Association (YOKUSAN SONEN DAN): Vice-President, YAMADA Tatsuo; Vice-President USHIJIMA, Sanetsune; Vice-President OGISU, Tatsuhei; AHO, Kiyotane; ARITA, Hachiro (member of the House of Peers); KATSUDA, Kazue (member of the House of Peers); YOSHIZAWA, Kenkichi (Privy Councillor).
Political Assistance Association: Chief of General Management, OASA, Tadao (member of the House of Representatives); USHIZUKA, Torataro (member of the House of Representatives); AKASHI, Teruo; ANDO, Seijun (member of the House of Representatives); AOKI, Seiichi (member of the House of Representatives); INOUE, Saburo (member of the House of Peers); ICHINOMIYA, Fusajiro (member of the House of Representatives); UEIMATSU, Remma (member of the House of Representatives); OHARA, Choku (member of the House of Peers); MIZOGUCHI, Chokuryo (member of the House of Peers); OKA, Kishichiro (member of the House of Peers); KATSU, Masanori (member of the House of Representatives); KATSUDA, Eikichi (member of the House of Representatives); SHINDO, Shintaro (member of the House of Representatives); TSUGUMO, Kunitoshi (member of the House of Representatives); TSURUMI, Yusuke (member of the House of Representatives); TSUGITA, Daisaburo (Cabinet's Chief Secretary); HASHIMOTO, Seinosuko (member of the House of Peers); HIGASHIKUSE, Hideo (member of the House of Peers); MATSUNO, Tsuruhei (member of the House of Representatives); MATSUDA, Takechiyo (member of the House of Representatives); MAEDA, Fusanosuke (member of the House of Representatives); MORIOKA, Jiro; MURAYAMA, Chokyo; HIDA, Takuji (member of the House of Representatives); TOJO, Minoru (member of the House of Representatives); SAKUDA, Takataro (member of the House of Representatives).
The Greater JAPAN Political Association: Chief Secretary: MATSU- MURA, Kenzo (Agriculture and Forestry Minister); President of Parliamentarians' Society, TANAKA, Takeo (Transportation Minister); Advisor, MACHIDA, Chuji (member of the House of Representatives); UCHIDA, Shinya (member of the House of Peers); KOIZUM1, Natajiro (member of the House of Peers); SHIMADA, Toshio (member of the House of Representatives); Director ASANO, Ryozo; KAWASHIMA, Shojiro (member of the House of Representatives); KODAMA, Hideo (member of the House of Peers); TSUTSUMI, Yasujiro (member of the House of Representatives); TAKAHASHI, Morihei (member of the House of Representatives); NAGANO, Mamoru (member of the House of Representatives); MAZAKI, Katsuji (member of the House of Representatives); MIYOSHI, Hideyuki (member of the House of Representatives).
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POLITICAL SERIES: 149 (Continued)
ITEM 3 Government Prepares List of People to be Removed from Office - ASAHHI SHIMBUN - 5 Jan 46. Translator; Y. Akabane.
Full Translation:
It is one of the most important duties for the Government to determine who should be excluded from Government service and removed from public office, in accordance with the 4 January Directive of Allied Supreme Headquarters, The Government immediately set about preparing the register of actual names on the basis of the contents of the Directive.
Apart from these who are clearly indicated by the Directive itself (for example professional Army and Navy officers and men), the extent of persons affected will vary greatly according to the interpretation. Accordingly, the Government will make public the names, after ascertaining the opinion of Supreme Headquarters, as to the list of names of persons falling under the provisions of the Directive.
Names of leaders and organizations to be dissolved, issued by Supreme Headquarters on 4 January are as follows:
Great JAPAN Reform of Society-(DAI NIPPON ISSHIN KAl) (Formerly called (DAI NIPPON SEISAN TO) - Great JAPAN Production Party - YOSHIDA, Masuzo, Great JAPAN Rising Asia Alliance (DAI NIPPON KOA RENMEI) - MIZUNO, Rentaro Great JAPAN Production Party (DAI NIPPON SEISAN TO) - YOSHIDA Masuzo; Great JAPAN Truehearted Society (DAI NIPPON SEKISEI KAI) - HASHIMOTO, Kingoro; Greater East ASIA Association (DAI TOA KYOKAI) - IDOKAWA, Tatsuzo; Eastern Academy (DAITO JUKU) - KAGEYAMA, Masaji; Patriotic Speech Society (GENRON HOKOKU KAI) - KANOKOGI, Inshin; Dark Ocean Society (GENYOSHA) - SHINDO, Kazuma; Current Affairs Discussion Society (JIKYOKU KYOGI KAI) - ICHIJO Sanetaka; Crane Cry Houses KAKUMEI SO) - SURIDATE, Ippo; National Foundation Society KENKOKU KAI) - AKAO, Bin; Golden Pheasant Institute (KINKEI GAKUIN) - YASUOKA, Seitoku; Black Dragon Society (KOKURYU KAI) - KUZUU, Yoshihisa; International Anti-communist League (KOKUSAI HANKYO RENMEI) - HIRANUMA, Kiichiro; International Political Economic Society (KOKUSAI SEIKEI GAKKAI) - [illegible], Masao; Ultra-nationalist Party (KOKUSUI TAISU TO) - SASAGAWA, Ryoichi; National Constition Protection Leatue (KOKUTAI YOGO RENGO KAI) IRIE, Tanenori, Higher Ethics Society (MEIRIN KAI) - TANAKA, Kunishige, [illegible]ISHIHARA, Koichiro; Fresh Rice Plant Club (MIZUHO CLUB) - [illegible]Narumoto; Loyalist Comrades Society (SONJO DOSHI KAI) Great change Society (TAIKA KAI) - IWATA, Fumio; Heavenly Action Society (TENKO KAI) - TOYAMA, Hidezo; East ASIA Leagur (TOA RENMEI) - ISHIHARA, Kanju; Far Eastern Comrades Association (TOHO DOSHI KAI) - Late NAKANO, Seigo; Eastern Society (TOHO KAI) - Late NAKANO, Seigo; Fatherland Solidarity Society (YAMATO MUSUBI KAI) - SASAI, Iccho; All JAPAN Young-men's Club (ZEN NIPPON SEIZEN CLUB) - KAGEYAMA, Masaji.
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