JUSTICE: The Girard Case (Contd.)

The columnists and Congressmen who screamed injustice last spring, when U.S. Soldier William S. Girard was turned over to Japanese courts, had reckoned without Judge Yuzo Kawachi of the Maebashi District Court. As the Girard trial went into its third week, Judge Kawachi donned raincoat and rubbers and a peasant's wide-brimmed straw hat, took the court sloshing through mud and drenching rain to the hilltop of the U.S. Army firing range where Girard shot a Japanese woman in the back and killed her while she was scavenging for scrap metal (TIME, May...

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