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Unlike Nuremberg, which continues to be a name associated with postwar justice, Tokyo's status as a location that shaped Asia after the war through legal drama and decisions is much vaguer. Now, thanks to Gary J. Bass's outstanding and detailed account of the two years of the trial and its aftermath, the continuing significance of the events of 1946-8 can be reassessed.


Mitter, Rana. "Verdicts of history: The changing face of the Tokyo tribunal." Review of Judgment at Tokyo: World War II on trial and the making of modern Asia, by Bass, Gary J.. Times Literary Supplement, 6316 , 19 April 2024.