chapter  2
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Occupation: on the Sense of Justice

The Japanese view of the War Tribunal during the period of its existence differed from their view of it 30 years later. Without confusing these two historical dimensions, one prospective and the other retrospective, as they are called by the sociologist Robert Redfield in The Little Community,7 I shall try to assess the place of the War Tribunal in the mind of the Japanese people.