Online Primary Sources: The Tokyo War Crimes Trials

Lasting from May 3, 1946 until November 4, 1948 and set up under the direction of General MacArthur, the Tokyo War Crimes Trials prosecuted twenty-eight individuals. Formally known as the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, this lesser-known trial of war criminals (more people know about Nuremberg), convicted twenty-five defendants (two of the original twenty-eight dies during the trial and another was declared mentally unfit). The Tokyo War Crime Trial exhibit from the University of Virginia Law School offers thousands of documents as well as other features. This State Department site compares and contrasts the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials.

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