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Japanese War Criminal Confession Reveals Murder of 13 Chinese
Global Times ^ | 2014-8-4

Posted on 08/04/2014 2:03:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Japanese World War II officer Shigeta Kage's written confession, published on Monday, reveals the murder of at least 13 Chinese.

According to the original document, available on the State Archives Administration (SAA) website, the Japanese garrison army killed at least five anti-Japanese armed guerrilla soldiers and staff in Liuhe County in May 1937.

Kage admitted to killing one of them with a Japanese sword himself, according to the document.

The criminal recalled that the Japanese army forced some 6,500 households in Liuhe to move out of their houses to create depopulated zones starting July 1936. During that period, Kage killed 8 Chinese while accusing them of "entering the depopulated zone."

Kage served as chief instructor of Liuhe County Police Administration of Mukden Province of the "Manchukuo" puppet state and chief of the Police Division of the Police Bureau in Jinzhou City.

This is the latest of 45 Japanese war criminal confessions the SAA plans to publish. The SAA has been issuing one a day since July 3.

The move follows denials of war crimes by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and right-wing politicians.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; japan; wwii

1 posted on 08/04/2014 2:03:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

This guy must be pushing close to 100 years old...


2 posted on 08/04/2014 2:04:34 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid
Never mind ...
I see it was his confession document that was published. Presumably it dates from something earlier than his pre-centennial days.
3 posted on 08/04/2014 2:06:56 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: nickcarraway
Interesting nick.

Their government has been successful in covering up atrocities since the war. The truth be known the numbers of murdered Asians by their military was actually in the millions not even counting those who were worked to death.......since it was done with out any witnesses we will never know the final count...

4 posted on 08/04/2014 2:14:55 PM PDT by virgil283 (Life is hard .....its harder if you re stupid....John Wayne)
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To: nickcarraway

“This is the latest of 45 Japanese war criminal confessions the SAA plans to publish. The SAA has been issuing one a day since July 3.”

It’s pretty clear the Chinese are cranking up popular hatred for the Japanese. Their plans require massive support for war against Japan. However, it would have been far better for the Japanese to have come clean after the war. Most people in Japan know little or nothing about the horrible abuses.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 2:22:54 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

Bingo


6 posted on 08/04/2014 2:26:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Especially towards the War’s end, Japanese were killing up to 15,000 per day in China, Korea and Philippines.

Tell me again who using the Atomic bombs to end the war was the wrong thing to do....


7 posted on 08/04/2014 2:28:34 PM PDT by PGR88
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8 posted on 08/04/2014 2:30:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: PGR88

t was kind of a waste. That didn’t end the war, Russia declaring war on Japan did.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 2:39:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
The Russians were only gaining territory in Manchuria and had taken no direct actions against the Japanese islands.

The emporer was directly influenced by both the atomic bombings followed by Russia entering the war.

10 posted on 08/04/2014 2:43:55 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: nickcarraway
That's just a little naive. Russia declared war at that time because America had used the bomb. It's called "pile on."
11 posted on 08/04/2014 2:44:21 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, no, the Japanese didn't commit any war crimes.

12 posted on 08/04/2014 2:46:43 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nickcarraway

The Japanese on their worse day never GOT EVEN CLOSE to Mao’s carnage of his OWN PEOPLE...
MAO MURDERED them by the millions..

Never under-estimate a progressives desire to eliminate and make miserable masses of people..
Men, women, kids, old, young, rich, poor they could care less..

Islam is a death cult.. The Progressive Cult is even WORSE...
Whats worse being pan fried by Islam -OR- jumping into the FIRE with progressives?..


13 posted on 08/04/2014 2:50:19 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Talisker; pfflier

The decision to surrender came too late to have been from the first bomb and too early to have been from the second bomb, but right after the declaration of war by Russia.


14 posted on 08/04/2014 2:51:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Your point regarding the timing is suspect. You imply the decision to surrender was made prior to the dropping of the second bomb.

The second bombing and the Russians going into Machuckuo happened on the same day, Aug 9. Only after after both events did the emporer convene the council which decided to surrender.

15 posted on 08/04/2014 3:32:54 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: virgil283
.......since it was done with out any witnesses we will never know the final count...

With German efficiency, the Nazis kept records of most everything...the Japs, not so much.

16 posted on 08/04/2014 3:35:52 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: colorado tanker
Years ago, when I worked the office of a warehouse, there was an oldtimer who kept busy driving a bobtail for a local company. He was probably 75 - he'd been a civilian who was captured on Wake Island and spent the war as a POW...and he totally despised Japanese and anything to do with them.

There were, coincidentally, several local Japanese seafood companies, so their drivers would also show up...and old Joe would walk up to them and fearlessly curse them up and down.

17 posted on 08/04/2014 3:41:17 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: ErnBatavia
The Japanese treated their prisoners brutally.

Angelina Jolie is doing a movie about Louis Zamperini based on the book Unbroken. He was an Olympic class athlete before the war who was a POW for most of the war. Even he almost didn't make it.

It will be interesting to see how honestly the movie treats the brutal treatment.

18 posted on 08/04/2014 4:05:47 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nickcarraway
It was kind of a waste. That didn’t end the war, Russia declaring war on Japan did.

Not entirely true--a little simplistic. John Toland very carefully traces the moments of the Imperial government in the last days before the Japanese capitulation in his two-volume work The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire.

Hirohito called The Supreme Council for the Direction of the War together at the end of July, 1945. At that point, despite the Council's public statements that Japan intended to fight to the bitter end, the Council--also called the "Big Six"--were making entreaties to the Soviet Union for assistance in getting more favorable terms fot the surrender of Japan. By that time, the Japanese Navy could no longer conduct major operations. On August 6, 1945, The Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9, the Soviet Union invaded Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet government in Manchuria, of The Last Emperor--Puyi fame.

Hirohito then called the Big Six together and expressed his wishes to end the war, and to accept the conditions of the Allies as stated in the Potsdam Declaration.

Though the Japanese signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender ending the WWII hostilities on the deck of the Battleship Missouri, the state of war between the Allies and Japan did not end until the Treaty of San Francisco came into effect on April 28, 1952. The state of war between Japan and the Soviet union continued until 1956 with the signing of The Soviet-Japanese Joint Declaration of 1956.
19 posted on 08/04/2014 4:33:52 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: hosepipe
"Mao murdered them by the millions"

Well, actually the Japanese murdered Chinese civilians by the millions as well. One horrific crime doesn't excuse the other.

20 posted on 08/04/2014 4:37:54 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: righttackle44
were making entreaties to the Soviet Union for assistance in getting more favorable terms fot the surrender of Japan.

And what basis did they have to believe Russia would help?

21 posted on 08/04/2014 4:38:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Russia certainly was going to help themselves, to Hokkaido and probably half of Tokyo.


22 posted on 08/04/2014 4:39:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: driftless2

Well, actually the Japanese murdered Chinese civilians by the millions as well. One horrific crime doesn’t excuse the other.


True... abortion included...


23 posted on 08/04/2014 4:52:05 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: JimSEA

However, it would have been far better for the Japanese to have come clean after the war.

***
Apparently, our own government covered for them, as well.


24 posted on 08/04/2014 5:01:55 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: nickcarraway

Cites would be great, I’m into this history.


25 posted on 08/04/2014 5:32:24 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: colorado tanker
It will be interesting to see how honestly the movie treats the brutal treatment.

The differences will be as stark as the way war was waged then, and the way we started to "fight" about 25 years ago.

I'll bet the POW treatment is barely touched upon.

26 posted on 08/04/2014 5:39:07 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign, number sign, or octothorpe. ###)
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To: ErnBatavia

Reflecting on all the crap Israel is taking for defending its civilians from rocket attack, murder raids and kidnapping, we simply could not have fought and won WWII under these conditions. We would have impossible rules of engagement like in Afghanistan and endless wailing about German civilians killed in the bombing. Couldn’t be done.


27 posted on 08/04/2014 5:52:39 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Bigg Red

We did and now there are almost no Japanese who had anything to do with the war crimes. The younger people were only told the one side - America nuked us. The Shinto culture that lead to the cruelty is weak but not entirely gone. As a result, a lot of Japanese feel blindsided by this.


28 posted on 08/04/2014 6:56:39 PM PDT by JimSEA
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