Count 1: All defendants participated in the formulation or execution of a common plan or conspiracy between 1 January 1928 and 2 September 1945 to secure for Japan the military, naval, political and economic domination of the Asia-Pacific, and for that purpose they conspired that Japan should wage wars of aggression, and wars in violation of international law, treaties, agreements, and assurances, against any country which might oppose that purpose.