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Hidden Atrocities: Japanese Germ Warfare and the American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial, written by Jeanne Guillemin

Hidden Atrocities: Japanese Germ Warfare and the American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo... (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017). 488 pp. $35.00 (cloth).In the years following the end of World War ii, there were two international trials of leaders of the defeated Axis nations. The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg is by far the better known, while the International Military Tribunal for the Far East at Tokyo has languished as a distant second. There are good reasons for this. The Nuremberg prosecution was the cooperative endeavor of the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union and its leader was the determined and ambitious Robert H. Jackson, a skilled writer and orator on leave from the u.s. Supreme Court. Its Charter that Jackson and prosecutors from the three other nations drafted, not without friction, defined the new international crimes of aggressive war and crimes against humanity, in addition to customary war crimes. Jackson and his colleagues presented evidence to a panel of eight judges, two from each nation, in a trial that spanned ten months, from the indictments in October 1945 to adjournment in September 1946. The judges delivered the verdicts and sentences one month later. Nineteen of the 22 defendants were convicted, with twelve receiving the death sentence.The Tokyo trial was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American-East Asian Relations Brill

Hidden Atrocities: Japanese Germ Warfare and the American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial, written by Jeanne Guillemin

Journal of American-East Asian Relations , Volume 25 (1): 3 – Mar 15, 2018

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1058-3947
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1876-5610
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10.1163/18765610-02501008
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(New York: Columbia University Press, 2017). 488 pp. $35.00 (cloth).In the years following the end of World War ii, there were two international trials of leaders of the defeated Axis nations. The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg is by far the better known, while the International Military Tribunal for the Far East at Tokyo has languished as a distant second. There are good reasons for this. The Nuremberg prosecution was the cooperative endeavor of the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union and its leader was the determined and ambitious Robert H. Jackson, a skilled writer and orator on leave from the u.s. Supreme Court. Its Charter that Jackson and prosecutors from the three other nations drafted, not without friction, defined the new international crimes of aggressive war and crimes against humanity, in addition to customary war crimes. Jackson and his colleagues presented evidence to a panel of eight judges, two from each nation, in a trial that spanned ten months, from the indictments in October 1945 to adjournment in September 1946. The judges delivered the verdicts and sentences one month later. Nineteen of the 22 defendants were convicted, with twelve receiving the death sentence.The Tokyo trial was

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Journal of American-East Asian RelationsBrill

Published: Mar 15, 2018

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