Documenting Japanese War Crimes at Tokyo was the first project to pilot some of WCDI’s ideas. It is an interactive map, using ArcGIS Online, showing the shifting geographical distribution and patterns of war crimes committed by members of the Japanese armed forces as documented by the prosecution during the trial of major Japanese war criminals at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE, 1946-1948).
This graph database is a pilot project to help illuminate the connections and relationships among seemingly discrete war crimes trials that the Allied authorities held in Asia and the Pacific following the end of World War II. More than 2,240 trials took place involving some 5,700 suspected war criminals as accused at 51 separate locations in the former theaters of war. This pilot focuses on 235 cases concerning the Japanese mistreatment of Allied prisoners of war in wartime Japan, as had been made at the U.S. Army’s military commission at Yokohama (1946-1949).