Why the Records of WWII War Crimes Trials Matter to Us: The Allied War Crimes Prosecution in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1945-1951

Yuma Totani, Associate Professor of History at University of Hawaii

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In the wake of the V-J Day on August 14, 1945, eleven nations that had been at war with Japan established the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in the capital city, Tokyo, in order to hold wartime leaders of Japan accountable for the commission of aggression and atrocities against the people of China and other nations in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to the Tokyo Tribunal, the Allied Powers set up additional war crimes courts at some 50 separate locations across the former theaters of war—in British Southeast Asia, China, the Dutch East Indies, French Indochina, the Philippines, and other Allied-controlled Central and South Pacific Islands. More than 2,240 trials involving some 5,700 suspected war criminals were carried out between 1945 and 1951.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
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