War leaders' scions want reconciliation

National Aug 17, 2015

War leaders' scions want reconciliation

by Mari Yamaguchi

To Hidetoshi Tojo, his great-grandfather is a man in a black-and-white documentary film he saw some 30 years ago. In one scene that he watched, Hideki Tojo — a bald, bespectacled man with a mustache — is sitting at a war crimes tribunal in Tokyo ...

The curious tale of the man who slapped Tojo

Books / Reviews 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

National 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 "Execution ...