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Even if Japan lost the war, she would be able to maintain the imperial house and her polity. In the 1 For the details of the meeting, see IMTFE: Kido, 31087 ff. and Okada, 29265; JFO MS: Ch. 10 (Koiso-Yonai naikaku no seiritsu to rikugun no taido); Kido, "Nikki," 7/18/44; and citations listed in succeeding footnotes. In addition to the senior statesmen, the Privy Seal ( Kido), the President of the Privy Council ( Hara), and the Grand Chamberlain ( Hyakutake) were also present. 2 IMTFE: Kido, 31087.
Kido, "Nikki," 9/26/44. " Thi~report was categorically denied by Katsuo Okazaki, acting spokesman of the Board of Information. See USFCC, Radio Report Far East, #50, AA 3. 57 Tojo had warned Kido that a political change would be extremely dangerous and that he intended to continue in office by petitioning the Emperor to excuse him from responsibility for the loss of Saipan. See Kido, "Nikki," 7/13/44. 68 Wakatsuki (made chairman), Okada, Hiranuma, Hirota, Abe, Konoye, and Yonai. After the meeting, Okada went to the official residence of Privy Seal Kido and personally handed the resolution to him and explained the details of the meeting.
20 The War and Navy Ministers are nominated by their respective services, not by the Premier. In the case of the army, the choice is made by the Big Three: the War Minister (Tojo), the Chief of the Army General Staff (Umezu), and the Inspector General of Military Education (Sugiyama). In this connection, see IMTFE: Proceedings, 546-47 and 589-90; IMTFE: DeL Doc. , 8 (1ejected: 3161522) ; and Statements: Koiso #55906. 21 See Statements: Koiso #55906. , K ase, Journey to the Missouri, 84) that Koiso and Tojo had a bitter argument at this time, but Koiso's own testimony is quite to the contrary.