For Pal, the participation of the US in the postwar tribunals was an attempt to manufacture a narrative that would justify continuation of imperialist policies.
He exhibited a “noble spirit of courage...during the International Military Tribunal for the Far East,” the late former prime minister Shinzo Abe had said.
Thousands of Indian prisoners of war were formed to constitute Indian National Army (INA), which fought alongside the Japanese army against the British.
Bose, with fellow Indian A.M. Nair, was instrumental in persuading the Japanese authorities to stand by Indian patriots in the league in support of the struggle...
Bose’s stances gained increasing prominence within Japan’s political circles, helping when he lobbied for support for the Indian national freedom movement.
A special New Year's history series looks at the remarkable case of Indian Rash Behari Bose and his Japanese supporters in the prewar development of international...
Modern-day Japan needs revolutionaries like Rash Bose, institutions like Nakamuraya, and a willingness to absorb the “complex and unpredictable mix of influences from across the globe.”
The Quad, which features largely in Japan’s foreign policy, can trace its roots to one man’s story amid the intellectual dynamism of Japan’s Taisho era.