“Class B” war criminals were those found guilty of war crimes per se, and “Class C” war criminals were those guilty of crimes against humanity.The Japanese government also accepted the terms set by the Potsdam Declaration (1945) after the end of the war, including the provision in Article 10 of punishment for “all war criminals, including those who have visited cruelties upon our prisoners.”Special Japanese military units conducted experiments on civilians and POWs in China.One of the most infamous was Unit 731 under Shirō Ishii. Apparently they do not mind a sacrifice in order to get information.There were innumerable incidents such as a wounded Japanese soldier at Guadalcanal seizing a These incidents, along with many other perfidious actions of the Japanese throughout the Pacific War, led to an American tendency to shoot the dead or wounded Japanese soldiers and those who were attempting to surrender and not take them as prisoners of war easily.

During the occupation, the Japanese encouraged and backed Indonesian nationalistic sentiments, created new Indonesian institutions, and promoted nationalist leaders such as Nonetheless, within two months of the occupation, the Japanese did not allow the political use of the word Indonesia as the name for a nation, neither did they allow the use of the nationalistic (red and white) Indonesian flag. Approximately 1,000 Japanese soldiers deserted from their units (then under allied command) and assimilated themselves into local communities. During their occupation, the Japanese singlehandedly exterminated the island’s leper colony. Unlike many other major powers, Japan had not ratified the Geneva Convention—also known as the Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva July 27, 1929—which was the version of the Geneva Convention The Japanese Army's involvement is documented in the government's own defense files.

http://www.ww2wrecks.com A variety of wrecks -ships, aircraft, submarines and vehicles, battlefield archaeology, interviews and first-hand accounts – Enjoy! Several of those who were imprisoned were released earlier on parole due to ill-health.The Japanese popular reaction to the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal found expression in demands for the mitigation of the sentences of war criminals and agitation for parole. Afterward, Japanese gun boats fired at the vessel, sinking it and killing all onboard. The Japanese report stated that “the effect of gas seems considerable”.In 2004, Yoshimi and Yuki Tanaka discovered in the Australian National Archives documents showing that cyanide gas was tested on Australian and Dutch prisoners in November 1944 on Kai Islands (Indonesia).Japanese imperial forces employed widespread use of torture on prisoners, usually in an effort to gather military intelligence quickly.Tortured prisoners were often later executed.

Therefore, the moral and legal failures in question were the fault of the Japanese military and the government, for not executing their constitutionally defined duty. For example, in 2005, a South Korean freelance journalist, Jung Soo-woong, located in Japan some descendants of people involved in the 1895 As these investigations continue more evidence is discovered each day. Stowing the island’s 39 lepers on a boat, the Japanese led them far out to sea and out of sight. Five were sentenced to death, four to life imprisonment, and the rest to shorter terms. Torture was an unavoidable necessity. Sutton Publishing, 1998.Kyodo News Agency, "Ex-navy officer admits to vivisection of war prisoners in Philippines," reported in Vivisectionist recalls his day of reckoning".
We killed 2 of these Japs, but 1 got away. (This plane was Lt. Marvin Watkins’ crew of the 29th Bomb Group of the 6th Bomb Squadron. On March 7, 1950, MacArthur issued a directive that reduced the sentences by one-third for good behavior and authorized the parole of those who had received life sentences after fifteen years. By February, the Japanese had landed on The Japanese occupation was initially greeted with optimistic enthusiasm by Indonesians who came to meet the Japanese army waving flags and shouting support such as "Japan is our older brother" and "The Indonesian ruling class (composed of local officials and politicians who had formerly worked for the Dutch colonial government) co-operated with the Japanese military authorities, who in turn helped to keep the local political elites in power and employ them to supply newly arrived Japanese industrial concerns and businesses and the armed forces (chiefly auxiliary military and police units run by the Japanese military in the Dutch East Indies). Japanese treatment of POWs was barbaric. They split up the Dutch East Indies into three separate regions and referred to it as the 'Southern Territories'.