Opening Statement (Defence Division V - USSR)
International Military Tribunal of the Far East
Opening statement for Division IV of the defense case, read by Aristides Lazarus to the Tribunal on May 16, 1947, concerning Japanese relations with the Soviet Union. It was presented in four sub-divisions: the Anti-Comintern Pact, the Changkufeng Incident of 1938, the Nomonhan Incident of 1939, and general Russian-Japanese relations from 1928-1945, including the Russo-Japanese Neutrality Pact of 1941 and Japanese military measures on the Asian mainland.
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