Tokyo War Crimes

  • Registration number: 3
  • Location: Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • Image: Courtesy of US Army Corps
  • Year of registration: 2011 (Asia-Pacific Register 2010

Further information: University of Canterbury

The collection is one of the most complete and unique sets of original documents of the International Military Tribunal Far East (IMTFE) 1946-1948.   It has enormous significance for the Asia Pacific region as it documents the history of Japanese ambitions in the Pacific prior to World War II.  It rivals in significance the Nuremberg collection held by Harvard Law School.  It was presented to the University of Canterbury in 1949 by Justice Erima Harvey Northcroft, the New Zealand Member of the IMTFE.

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