Scholars call for museum dedicated to Tokyo Trials

(14 November 2016) A commemorative museum dedicated to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, known as the Tokyo Trials, was suggested by scholars at a two-day forum in Shanghai on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the opening of the trials.

The trials were convened on April 29, 1946, to try the leaders of the Empire of Japan for war crimes.

“The Tokyo Trials defended civilization,” said Gao Wenbing, the only remaining survivor who participated as a translator and assistant prosecutor.

“I am 95 years old this year, but history should not be forgotten and facts should not be distorted. I hope I can see a commemorative museum in my lifetime.”

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