Trial to Tokyo Trials Literature

February 7, 2018. Princeton users have trial access to the "Database of Tokyo Trial Literature" until April. 19.

This is a fully-digitized searchable database of documents covering the Tokyo Trials of World War II Japanese war criminals, collected from sources around the world. The database includes transcripts of the proceedings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, court exhibits of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, transcripts of interrogation of the International Procuratorate Bureau, and historical photos and relevant audio and video resources. The resources have been classified and indexed with parallel translations in English, Chinese and Japanese, and includes photographs or copies of original texts and pictures purchased from the National Archives of the United States, and related material acquired from sources around the world, and was compiled by the Center for the Tokyo Trial Studies at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, originally for a Chinese audience.

The complete collection will be published in stages. The first stage includes the English-language Collection of Court Exhibits of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.  There is cross-referencing among the images, texts, audio and video material. In the future, all documents will be available in English, Chinese and Japanese. At this moment, some parts are in English, but related books and documents seem to be largely in Chinese.

When you click on a snippet to see the full entry, you will be seemingly asked for a username and password. Just click on the button “Institutional User Login” to proceed without fulling in anything.

URL: . Comments are welcome to Since this is only a trial and the database is not yet registered on the proxy server, please use VPN or another method to establish yourself as a Princeton user first.


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