JAPAN: Bitter Fruit

In November 1948, the eleven-nation International Military Tribunal convicted and sentenced 25 top Japanese officials for conspiring to wage aggressive war and other crimes against humanity. Seven of these Class A war criminals were executed, five died in prison, six were paroled.

Three weeks ago, on his visit to the U.S., one of the paroled six called on General Douglas MacArthur at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria Towers. Said the general to Japan's Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu: "I think that Japan's so-called war criminals should be released." Shigemitsu thought so too and said so to...

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