Comment: US Protected a Raft of Japanese War Criminals

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US Protected a Raft of Japanese War Criminals

Such as the current Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe's grandfather
Nobusuke Kishi. As head of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
from 1941 he was in charge of Japan's slave labor system and had
been involved in other heinous activity in Manchuria in the 1930's.

He was imprisoned as a Class A war criminal for several years
after the war but never put on trial and became Prime Minister
in 1957:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobusuke_Kishi

Others who were in fact innocent and had conducted themselves honorably
such as General Tomoyuki Yamashita were executed after kangaroo court
show trials.

For an excellent, somewhat fictionalized account check out (Former VA. Senator) Jim Webb's

"The Emperor's General"

http://www.amazon.com/Emperors-General-James-Webb/dp/0553578...

And recent nonfiction about Yamashita's trial and its continuing impact into the present day:

"Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur's Justice, and Command Accountability "

by Allan A. Ryan

http://www.amazon.com/Yamashitas-Ghost-MacArthurs-Justice-Ac...