"Conspicuously absent from the first list of Japanese war criminals issued by Allied occupation authorities is the Zaibatsu - the industrialist class which backed the military's war plans, then fattened of the raw materials brought in from conquered territory and from war profits at home.... Also conspicuous by their absence from the list are the names of cabinet ministers in the regimes of Premiere Koiso and Suzuki. Nor is there any mention of Mamoru Shigemitsu who entered the Tojo cabinet in 1943 and served as Foreign Minister to Koiso after Tojo's fall in 1944."
The journalist then goes on to name the 15 men who were in the cabinet, providing thumbnail explanations concerning each one.
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