Japanese militarism in the 1930s and 1940s
Was Japanese militarism in the 1930s and 1940s an aberration in the long complex history of Japan? How did the victors in World War II address Japanese conduct during the war? Specifically, do you agree with the majority judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court on the trial of General Yamashita, or do you find Justice Murphy’s dissent more persuasive? Explain.