M. I. D.
MID 201. SINO-KOREAN PEOPLES
November 3, 1941.
Subject: The Japanese Military Servicemen's League and Japanese-American Citizens League.
Summary of Information:
The following press release given out by the Sino-Korean Peoples League under date of October 31, 1941, is quoted as follows:
Surprisingly, Mr. Togo Tanaka, the Representative of the National Japanese-American Citizens League and Editor of the Rafu-Shimpo, the leading Japanese daily at Los Angeles, now visiting in Washington, admitted to Kilsoo K. Haan, Washington Representative, Sino-Korean Peoples League, that there "was a Japanese Military Serviceman's League in San Francisco as charged by Senator Gillette," -- but he continued, "The Japanese Military Serviceman's League is now being rapidly dissolved and all the money is to be turned over to the Japanese American Citizens League as soon as possible."Distribution:
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Note: Background - G-2 Comment:
Senator Guy M. Gillette on Oct. 2, 1941, introduced Senate Resolution 176, and on the Senate floor charged that the Japanese Consulate agents have helped organize the powerful subversive organization known as the "Japanese Military Serviceman's League". He charged that the military league, "has 7,200 members consisting of Japanese subjects and dual citizens of Japanese ancestry (U.S. Citizens) who annually apply for deferment of military service in Japan through the Japanese Consulates."
ON 1 MAY 1988
BY CDR USAINSCOM FOIPO
Auth Pers 1-603 DoD 5200. 1-R
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