20 September 2003

Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 12:10:21 EDT
Subject: Have you found J. journalist yet ?
To: jya@pipeline.com

I am working on JFK documentary right now here in London. I happened to find your page. Have you found this Japanese journalist ?


Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 12:10:21 EDT
Subject: Have you found J. journalist yet ?
From: jya@pipeline.com

No, the Japanese journalist/photographer has not been identified.

It has been suggested that two notable Japanese may have information about the identity of the person:

Nobuhiko (Nobi) Ochiai, who was in the US in the early 1960s, attending Albright College, and who has written on the oil business, the JFK assassination, intelligence, and related affairs.

Atsuyuki Sassa, who has been linked to the JFK assassination, and has been involved in national security affairs.

Any information you can provide will be most welcome.

John Young

19 September 2003.

To encourage Japanese help to a researcher in identifying a Japanese journalist/photographer active in the mid-western United States in the early 1960s, a full photo is presented from the Warren Commission report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Exhibit No. 2424.

This photo, obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration, is a screen shot of a video tape made on the night Kennedy was killed at a press conference called by the Dallas District Attorney, Henry Wade. It shows Jack Ruby as well as the Japanese journalist/photographer, whose identity is unkown as well as his reason for being in Dallas that day. The Warren Commission report states:

Chapter VI - Investigation of Possible Conspiracy


Video tapes confirm Ruby's statement that he was present on the third floor when Chief Jesse E. Curry and District Attorney Henry M. Wade announced that Oswald would be shown to the newsmen at a press conference in the basement. Though he has said his original purpose was only to locate a KLIF employee, Ruby has stated that while at the police station he was "carried away with the excitement of history." He accompanied the newsmen to the basement to observe Oswald. His presence at the midnight news conference is established by television tapes and by at least 12 witnesses. When Oswald arrived, Ruby, together with a number of newsmen, was standing atop a table on one side of the room. (See Commission Exhibit No. 2424.) Oswald was taken from the room after a brief appearance, and Ruby remained to hear reporters question District Attorney Wade. During the press conference, Wade stated that Oswald would probably be moved to the county jail at the beginning of the next week. In answer to one question, Wade said that Oswald belonged to the "Free Cuba Committee." A few reporters spoke up correcting Wade and among the voices was that of Jack Ruby.

9 September 2003

A researcher asks for Japanese assistance in identifying the Japanese journalist/photographer in the photo below who was active in the mid-western United States in the early 1960s.

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