The Tokyo Trial, Justice, and the Postwar International Order

  • Aleksandra Babovic

Part of the New Directions in East Asian History book series (NDEAH)

About this book


Fully utilizing the latest archival material, this book provides a comprehensive, multi-dimensional and nuanced understanding of the Tokyo Tribunal by delving into the temporal aspects that extended the relevance and reverberations of the Tribunal beyond its end in 1948. With this as a backdrop, this book contributes to the study of Japanese postwar diplomacy. It shows the Tokyo Tribunal is still very much an experiment in progress, and how the process itself has helped Japan to quickly shed its imperial past and remain ambiguous as to its war responsibilities. From a wider vantage point, this book augments the existing scholarship of international criminal law and justice, offering a clear framework as to the limits of what international criminal tribunals can accomplish and offers a must-read for academics and students as well as for practitioners, journalists and policymakers interested in international criminal law and US-Japanese diplomatic history,


the Tokyo Trial War Crimes Tribunal Postwar International Order Nature of International Criminal Justice the Political, Historical and Legal Consequences of the Trial Class A War Criminals Power and Institutional Dynamics in the Tribunal Japanese Wartime Responsibility Alllied Powers' Manipulation of Parole System

Authors and affiliations

  • Aleksandra Babovic
    • 1
  1. 1.Osaka UniversityOsakaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3476-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3477-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0195
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0209
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