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WORLD WAR II // 50 YEARS AGO TODAY

From newspapers of Sept. 11, 1945: Gen. Douglas MacArthur orders that former Japanese premier Gen. Hideki Tojo, who directed the attack on Pearl Harbor, be arrested as a war criminal. Tojo has been living on a farm outside Tokyo since resigning as premier in 1944. Asked by an Associated Press reporter who was responsible for starting the war, Tojo says: "You are the victors, and you are able to name him now. But historians 500 or 1,000 years from now may judge differently." In Seoul, Korea, demonstrations break out in protest against a U.S. Army decision to leave temporarily in office the Japanese overlords who have ruled the country for 35 years. Lt. Gen. John Hodge says the Japanese will be allowed to act only on his orders. Vidkun Quisling, puppet premier of Norway during the German occupation, is found guilty of high treason and is sentenced to death. The Nikko Inn, a popular Japanese restaurant in St. Petersburg, is sold to a Washington syndicate. The restaurant's owners were arrested after the attack on Pearl Harbor when federal agents found a large cache of money in it, and they were later indicted for tax evasion. The Nikko will reopen as a Chinese restaurant.

_ Compiled by Neville Green, St. Petersburg Times

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