International Military Tribunal for the Far East

war crimes trial

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 began on April 29, 1946, to try the leaders of the Empire of Japan for joint conspiracy to start a war (categorized as "Class A" crimes), conventional war crimes ("Class B") and crimes against humanity ("Class C").[1]

Eleven countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States) provided judges and prosecutors for the court.

Twenty-eight Japanese military and political leaders were charged. The trial ended on November 12, 1948.


  1. "More about the IMTFE". Guides @ Georgia Law. The University of Georgia School of Law. Archived from the original on 11 July 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2017.