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What were the Tokyo Trials?

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The International Military Tribunal for the Far East was convened to try the leaders of Japan for war crimes.

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Was justice served in the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes trials?

Many argue that justice was served in the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes trials as they held individuals accountable for their actions during World War II. These trials set a precedent for international law and established that individuals could be prosecuted for committing atrocities during wartime. However, some critics have raised concerns about the fairness and impartiality of these trials.


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Did the Nuremberg trials hold Japanese war criminals accountable for crimes against humanity in violation of the rules of war?

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Why was the atrocities committed by the Japan in World War 2 not tried by international court?

Actually both the Japanese and the Nazis were subject to war-crimes trials at the end of World War 2. These were the "Tokyo Trials" and the "Nuremberg Trials", respectively. These trials were never international courts of law, but military tribunals that were formed by the victorious Allied nations after the war's end. The presiding judges were all military officers from those victorious nations. Generally, non-Asians tend to ignore the Tokyo Trials simply because the Nuremberg Trials got more press at the time. Some of the reasons include greater familiarity with the Nazi war criminals compared to the Japanese war criminals (a common condition within the United States) and a greater identification with, and condemnation of, the Holocaust among non-Asians (which constituted the bulk of the victorious nations. An even simpler reason is that the Nuremberg Trials started first in November of 1945. The Tokyo Trials did not start until April of 1946, about six months after Nuremberg. But perhaps the greatest reason that Nuremberg Trials are more well known the Tokyo Trials is because of controversy. Unlike the Holocaust and the Nuremberg Trials, which more or less remained mainstream topics (or something very close to it) from the end of the war onward, the subject of Japanese War Crimes was turned into a fringe topic for the next thirty to forty years. Even in Japan it was rarely discussed and even when it was, it was considered a fringe subject, not entirely unlike debates regarding UFOs or the paranormal. However, recently the whole subject has been going under some very serious re-evaluation which has in turn raised its media profile. Whether this renewed attention and controversy raises the Tokyo Trials (and the trials that followed it) to the same level as Nuremberg remains to be seen.


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