The curious tale of the man who slapped Tojo

Apr 12, 2014

The curious tale of the man who slapped Tojo

by Mark Schreiber

On May 3, 1946, the indictments were read at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. Among the defendants was a gangly, bespectacled, 59-year-old civilian named Shumei Okawa, who happened to be seated directly behind the former prime minister, army Gen. Hideki Tojo.

Scholar finds archive details of '48 war criminal hangings

Jun 12, 2013

Scholar finds archive details of '48 war criminal hangings

An academic has found a copy of an official U.S. military document detailing the procedures to be followed at the 1948 execution of seven Japanese convicted as Class-A war criminals by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. The original four-page document, titled ...

You read about them here first

Jan 27, 2013

You read about them here first

by Edan Corkill

Ever since 1897 The Japan Times has reported daily in English on people, places and goings-on in and beyond this country. During those 116 years, our articles have often included information that never made it into the Japanese-language press — as in 1934, when ...