The international military tribunal for the far east imtfe also known as the tokyo trial or the tokyo war crimes tribunal was a military trial convened on april 29 1946 to try the leaders of the empire of japan for joint conspiracy to start and wage war categorized as class a crimes conventional war crimes class b and crimes . War crimes of the empire of japan occurred in many asia pacific countries during the period of japanese imperialism primarily during the second sino japanese war and world war ii these incidents have been described as an asian holocaust. This book examines the process and the impact of the international military tribunal for the far east otherwise known as the tokyo trial which was convened in 1946 to try political military leaders accused of involvement in war crimes. After the war conventional war crimes by the japanese categorized as class b and class c were handled in local trials throughout asia twenty five top leaders were charged with class a crimes of waging aggressive wars and committing crimes against peace and humanity categories created by the allies after the war and tried in tokyo . In japan the term japanese war crimes generally only refers to cases tried by the international military tribunal for the far east also known as the tokyo trials following the end of the pacific war
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