Dr Dean Aszkielowicz is a lecturer at Murdoch University. His key research areas are the prosecutions of Japanese war criminals conducted by the Allied powers after the Second World War, particularly the repatriation and release of war criminals after they were sentenced, and relations among Australia, the United States and Japan in the 1950s. He was awarded an Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowship in 2016, and an Army Research Scheme grant in 2020. His publications include, The Australian pursuit of Japanese war criminals, 1943-1957: from foe to friend, which was published by Hong Kong University Press in 2017. He is one of the co-authors of Japanese war criminals: the politics of justice after the Second World War, which was published by Columbia University Press in 2017, and was awarded, the N.S.W. Premier’s History Award (General History category).