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It is just after the second World War. Takuya, an officer in Japan's former Imperial Army, is not surprised when he receives a postcard asking him to report to the U.S. Regional Command Headquarters in Tokyo. He assumes that the Americans have learned of his involvement in the execution of prisoners-of-war. Now he is a fugitive in his own country.
He travels on crowded trains through a land of defeat, humiliation, and hunger. With widespread talk of prosecution for war crimes, he fears that his past will be revealed. But why should an honest and dutiful man like him be prosecuted by the very people who dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
One Man's Justice is an unnerving story of timeless relevance from a master of the psychological novel.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:42:29 -0400)
"Japan is in ruins after the second World War. Takuya, a demobilized officer returns to his native village only to learn that the Occupation authorities are intensifying their efforts to apprehend suspected war criminals. Will they learn of his involvement in the execution of American prisoners during the last days of the war? To avoid prosecution, Takuya becomes a fugitive in his own country." "As he travels on crowded trains through a land of defeat, humiliation, and hunger, he fears that his past will catch up with him. And yet Takuya doesn't feel like a criminal. After all, he had only been following orders. Why should an honest and dutiful man be prosecuted by the very people who dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, slaughtering countless innocent civilians?".
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