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Old 07-23-2008, 01:31 PM   #34
Allen Beebe
Location: Portland, OR
Join Date: Mar 2007
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 8

FWIW, in an Aikido Journal interview Gozo Shioda states: "Ueshiba Sensei was implicated as a war criminal and accused of class G war crimes. His foundation [the Kobukai] was taken away and his activities were stopped."

As I said, I am unaware of O-sensei being convicted of any war crime but perhaps he was implicated. An implication wouldn't be too surprising considering his wartime activities and associations. The fact of a "non-conviction" would serve to imply that the Occupational Government, at least found that he played a less than nefarious roll.

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