NOTIFICATION NO. 2

NOTIFICATION CONCERNING CIVIL CASES IN WHICH ENEMY SUBJECTS OR HOSTILE ALIENS ARE PARTIES.

May 16, 1942

With regard to civil cases in which Americans, British, or any other enemy subjects or hostile aliens are parties and which were pending in Philippine judicial courts at the outbreak of the war or such like cases as may be brought to said courts hereafter, the Imperial Japanese Forces will approve upon application the continuance of proceedings or the filing of said cases with a view to protecting the right) of the parties concerned and to prevent injustice which might be caused by the suspension of proceedings or the non-filing of said cases, whenever the Military authorities deem it necessary and proper to do so after careful investigation of the nature of each case. Therefore, those who desire to have their cases proceed to termination or who wish to file net cases shall apply by letter to the Director-General of the Japanese Military Administration, by themselves or through attorneys representing them, clearly stating the following:

1. Name of the court where the case is pending or where it will be filed with.

2. Case number (if possible).

3. Full name, address, telephone number and nationality of the plaintiff, the defendant and the attorney representing them respectively, and the occupation of the plaintiff and the defendant.

4. Pecuniary value of the subject-matter of the litigation.

5. Nature of the case.

6. Summary of the facts of the case (to be short and clear).

7. Special reason why the continuance of proceedings or filing of the case is necessary.

DIRECTOR-GENERALOF THE
JAPANESE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library