Was the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (Tokyo Trial) to try Japanese leaders for alleged war crimes in the second world war, a Kangaroo Court?
Posted on February 9th, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna

Britain was colonizing, enslaving Asian people before WW2. The British Empire ruled South Asia for 180 years. Though Japan lost WW2, however it was the consequence of Japan’s entry to war in December 1941 with its attack on Pearl Harbour that all S E Asian countries and  South Asian countries achieved their long hoped for independence from the Western colonial powers within 15 years after the end of the War. 

As the famous British historian Arnold Toynbee said:

Japan put an end to West’s colonialism in Asia once and for all” 

On November 14, 2018, a meeting was held  on the premises of the Japanese Parliament (Diet) Building in Tokyo, Japan to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Japan’s Proposal for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, sponsored by the Japanese Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact. 

   Three speakers made presentations at this meeting: Mr. Senaka Weeraratna, Attorney at Law, from Sri Lanka, Mr. Kase Hideaki, Foreign Affairs commentator and President of the Society, and Dr. Yamashita Eiji, Professor Emeritus, Osaka City University.

   Mr. Senaka Weeraratna was the keynote speaker at this meeting.  He stated: 

I am here today not only to share my thoughts on what needs to be done to rectify a blatant historical injustice done to the leaders and people of Japan in the aftermath of the Second World War, through manipulation of the media and the writing of history, but also to fulfill a long overdue duty, as a Buddhist Sinhalese from Sri Lanka, as a representative of South Asia and a fellow Asian, to thank Japan for setting in motion a phenomenal process that brought about the liberation of Asia from Western colonial domination.” 

   His entire speech is here:

 URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/essay-article/1275/

PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Senakas-Speech.pdf

The video footage of the concluding segment of his talk has been uploaded on to the YouTube channel. 

Here he is seen sharing some perspectives on the fairness and the impartiality of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) (Tokyo Trial) that was established in 1946 to try Japanese leaders for alleged war crimes in the second world war. 

YouTube Channel link below

Senaka Weeraratna

One Response to “Was the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (Tokyo Trial) to try Japanese leaders for alleged war crimes in the second world war, a Kangaroo Court?”

  1. Nimal Says:

    I rather live under the British than under the Japanese.

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