HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

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To understand the present-day Japan, it is necessary to know her historical background at least since the early 20th century. This section is intended to provide an overview on a set of reliable publications on the theme with emphasis on her relationship with theUnited States. One of the overwhelming topics is the origin of the ...

TOKYO TRIALS

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The Tokyo Trial which was officially named as the International Military Tribunal for the Far East started by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP) in 1946 in the occupied Japan. The purpose of the trial was to punish those who started the war against the Allied Powers. For trying the Japanese war criminals …

THE COMFORT WOMEN ISSUE

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Those women who were employed for providing sexual services for the Imperial Japanese military outside of home country up until 1945 are called “Comfort Women.” This system was an extension of the publicly recognized prostitution system practiced at the time in Japan to overseas …

NANKING MASSACRE

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