Tuesday, May 10, 2016

International Military Tribunal for the Far East remembered--in China

.From Wikipedia
 On May 3 the seventieth anniversary of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, known as the "Tokyo Trials," was commemorated.
To honor this occasion, China published last Thursday in Shanghai a series of books related to the transcription of these procedures.
Relatives of some of the people who participated in these trials attended the official launch of these works, including the daughter and son of the judge Mei Rupo (sp?) who led the Chinese delegation during trials. 
That is what we learn from a post by CCTV-Espanol.  Another piece tells us:
A Chinese university publisher has launched a literature database that covers trial records and evidence presented at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East following Japan's surrender during World War II (WWII), also known as Tokyo Trials.
The database, tokyotrial.cn, provides access to the entire Tokyo Trial records. Held from 1946 to 1948, the trials saw Japanese war criminals tried by Allied Forces.
The database currently contains documents amounting to 60 million words, 50 million of which are in English. It also contains 700 pictures and video records totaling 50 minutes, all featuring the trial and key figures involved.

1 comment:

  1. It is good to have the work of Mei Ru 'ao receiving attention. He graduated from Tsinghua University, then went to Stanford, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, then attended/graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. He was attacked during the 1957 Anti-Rightist Movement and abused during the Cultural Revolution. He was never able to finish his account of the Tribunal.


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