Hirohito: The Trial of the Emperor is a book of information and training, a reference book that should be read as an educational tool on Japan’s war in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The book opens the debate on Hirohito’s responsibility during World War II with a posthumous trial against the Japanese emperor before the Permanent Peoples’ Court for crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Career judge, teacher, writer, Jean Sénat Fleury was born in Haiti and currently lives in Boston. A former intern at the National School of Magistrates (Paris and Bordeaux), he has held various positions within the Haitian judiciary. He was in turn a trainer at the National Police Academy (1995-1996) and director of studies at the School of Magistrates of Pétion-Ville (2000-2004). Author of the book on The Stamp Trial, he wrote several other historical works such as: Jean-Jacques Dessalines: Words from Beyond the Grave, Toussaint Louverture: The Trial of the Slave Trafficking, Adolf Hitler: Trial in Absentia in Nuremberg, and The Trial of Osama Bin Laden.
Mr. Fleury had immigrated to the United States in 2007. He earned a master’s degree in public administration and a second in political science from Suffolk University. In 2014, Mr. Fleury became director of the Caribbean Arts Gallery, and founded a charity organization called Art-For-Change. His recent book, Hirohito: Guilty or Innocent: The Trial of the Emperor, is a historical account, written in a novelistic style. The book provides an understanding of the atrocities of the Imperial Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, particularly the crimes of Unit 731.