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The Tokyo War Crimes Trial Before The International Military Tribunal For The Far East

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On April 29, 1946, the trial began of the Japanese military and civilian leaders accused by the Allies of instigating the Pacific part of World War II. This story of the Tokyo Trial is an overview based on personal observation and random notes made during the trial, the author's files, the unofficial transcript, and the sources in the footnotes. Before the author's release from the Army in May 1946 the opportunity arose to is one of the American defense counsels for the major Japanese war leaders accused of war crimes before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE). The Tokyo Trial came as the result of Japan's surrender in September 1945 to the Allied military forces throughout the Far East. The trial began while the trial of German war criminals was still in progress at Nuremberg, Germany.

Keywords: German war criminals; IMTFE; Japan; Tokyo war crimes; World War II



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