Quite few Japanese argue that the trial was extremely unfair and ran counter to the spirit of the International Law. Indeed, Japanese politicians made their wrong way to the war. However, it doesn’t justify the unfair trial.
I don’t necessarily disagree. As one of the Japanese citizens I want to look up to past politicians. As one of the descendants of them I also have to take responsibilities for the war. That’s why, I’m very sorry that the Second “International Military Tribunal for the Far East” is now being held.
Naoto Kan, who was the prime minister when the Fukushima nuclear crisis happened, is called “class-A war criminal” by the Japanese ourselves. He is now examined at the trail, the conclusion of which is made in advance.
I think today isn’t different from that day when Japan rushed to the war. I even think the trail worse in that we ourselves are verdicting “the class-A war criminal.”