war crime

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war crime

a crime committed in wartime in violation of the accepted rules and customs of war, such as genocide, ill-treatment of prisoners of war, etc.
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Prime Minister Koizumi offered no explanations on the issue of paying homage to the Class A war criminals, leading us to believe that he has no serious thoughts on diplomacy in Asia,'' Doi said.
Koizumi's plan to visit Yasukuni drew strong criticism from South Korea and China, as the Shinto shrine honors 14 Class A war criminals in addition to about 2.
Since 1978, it has also honored seven Class A war criminals tried and hanged after World War II, including Gen.