WWII Tokyo Trials database launched for Chinese, int'l researchers
Updated: 2016-01-09 14:13
BEIJING - A Chinese university publisher has launched a literature database that covers trial records and evidence presented at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East following Japan's surrender during World War II (WWII), also known as Tokyo Trials.
The database, tokyotrial.cn, provides access to the entire Tokyo Trial records. Held from 1946 to 1948, the trials saw Japanese war criminals tried by Allied Forces.
The database currently contains documents amounting to 60 million words, 50 million of which are in English. It also contains 700 pictures and video records totaling 50 minutes, all featuring the trial and key figures involved.
The database will be further improved and made available in Chinese, English and Japanese, according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, the publisher of the database.
Han Jianmin, president of the Press, said the database provides researchers at home and abroad access to authentic, full-coverage and easy-to-browse data on the trials.