First document collection on Tokyo trials released

Updated: 2016-01-07 13:34

By Hu Yongqi(

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The first collection of documents on the Tokyo War Crimes Trials (1946-1948) was released on Wednesday by Shanghai Jiao Tong University Publishing House in Beijing, according to a media report.

The collection consists of trial records, documentary evidence, and interrogation records of the International Prosecution Section. The first part of the collection, released on Jan 6, contains 50,000 pages of the English version trial records of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East Charter, 700 photos of the courtrooms and those being trialed, and some videos, according to the China News Service.

Mei Xiaokan, researcher at the university’s Center for the Tokyo Trial Studies, said more than 10 judges from China like her father had made enormous contributions to the trial of Japanese war criminals. She was also quoted as saying that the collection will enhance China’s studies on the trial.