Wakayama Yukio and another
DATE OF CRIMES
Between 1 December 1944 and 28 Feburary 1945
LOCATION OF CRIMES
Central Police Station, South Bridge Road, Singapore
DATE OF TRIAL
29, 30 and 31 January, 1, 3 and 4 February 1947
LOCATION OF TRIAL
The defendants were civilians operating in the Central Police Station in Singapore as police officers during the Japanese Occupation. They were Japanese police officers deployed to Singapore under the occupying Japanese military.
The 1st defendant, Wakayama Yukio and 2nd defendant, Kawatoko Keniji were charged with having ill-treated or overseen ill-treatment of the victims by beating them are torturing them with water when investigating the theft of a lorry. Kawatoko Keniji was also charged with illtreatment of victims during the investigation of a murder.
Wakayama Yukio and Kawatoko Keniji were found guilty of all charges against them and sentenced to 3 and 6 months' imprisonment respectively.
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The right to try the defendants, who were civilians, by the military court was discussed, The prosecution relied on the Manual of Military Law and Army Order 81 of 1945 and Article 46 of the Hague Convention to which Japan was a party.
Wakayama, Yukio. Superintendant of Central Police. From Japan. Guilty. 3 months' imprisonment. Sentence confirmed.
Kawatoko, Keniji. Police Officer. From Japan. Guilty. 6 months' imprisonment. Sentence confirmed.
Massie L.A. Lieutenant Colonel. From British military. Court president. Solicitor.
Wait, R.T. Major. From British military.
Marks, J.M. Major. From British military.
Barrett, Arthur Leslie. Major. From British military. Advocate & Solicitor.
Ohshima, Masayoshi. Barrister of Law, Tokyo Supreme Court.