Mysteries from the Archives1946: The Tokyo Trial

26 min

Available until 08/10/2024

In April 1946, a trial modeled on the Nuremberg Trials began in Tokyo, targeting Japanese war criminals. Among them was former Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, considered responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Emperor of Japan, on the other hand, escaped prosecution, as Washington had imposed that he remain on the throne. The trial was held in the former Ministry of War building and lasted for two and a half years. What was the reason for such a long duration? Who were the judges? And what impact did the trial have on Japanese society?

Director

  • Serge Viallet

  • Franck Mazuet

Author

Serge VIALLET

Production

Institut National De L'Audiovisuel Ina

Producer

GENEVAUX Anne

Country

France

Year

2022

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