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  • Human bones could reveal truth of Japan's 'Unit 731' experiments

    02/16/2010 4:15:58 PM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 32 replies · 1,769+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 02/16/2010 | Julian Ryall
    More than 60 years after the end of the Second World War, the name "Unit 731" still has the power to generate shock, revulsion and denial in Japan. The Imperial Japanese Army's notorious medical research team carried out secret human experiments regarded as some of the worst war crimes in history. Its scientists subjected more than 10,000 people per year to grotesque Josef Mengele-style torture in the name of science, including captured Russian soldiers and downed American aircrews.The experiments included hanging people upside down until they choked, burying them alive, injecting air into their veins and placing them in high-pressure...
  • Tojo's Granddaughter Campaigns in Japan

    06/11/2007 2:21:42 PM PDT · by james500 · 45 replies · 1,099+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | Jun 11, 2007 | HIROKO TABUCHI
    Every morning for the last three months, Yuko Tojo has prayed at a war shrine for Japan's fallen soldiers including her grandfather, Gen. Hideki Tojo, the executed World War II premier who ordered the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Yuko, 68, will fight her own battle in July, when she competes as an independent in elections for parliament's upper house. An ultra-nationalist, her mission is to restore Japan's honor by scrapping its pacifist constitution and enacting a full-fledged military, giving the country the clout she says it deserves. "I was born as Hideki Tojo's granddaughter, and as a Japanese national....
  • Japanese Veteran Recalls Vivisections on POWs During World War II

    02/26/2007 9:16:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 154 replies · 5,084+ views
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | February 26, 2007 | unk
    For 62 years, Akira Makino spoke not a word of what he’d done, but to those who knew him well it must have been obvious that he was a man with a tortured conscience. Why else would he have returned so often to the obscure, mosquito-blown town in the southern Philippines where he had experience such misery during the Second World War?He set up war memorials, gave clothes to poor children and bought an entire set of uniforms for a local baseball team. Last year, at the age of 83, he embarked on a grueling pilgrimage to 88 Buddhist temples...
  • Japanese MP honours killed allied prisoners

    07/03/2006 7:16:31 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 512+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 4 July 2006 | Shane McLeod
    Japan's Foreign Minister has attended a ceremony remembering allied prisoners who died during World War II. Taro Aso attended the ceremony as a private citizen after last week rescinding invitations to foreign ambassadors to attend the service. The ceremony was held at Jugangi, a Buddhist temple in Osaka that commemorates more than 1,000 prisoners of war who died during World War II while working in forced labour camps around the city. The temple holds a similar ceremony in August each year, but this was a special event timed for the minister's visit. A company owned by Mr Aso's family has...
  • If Elected, Abe Plans to Visit War Shrine (Rising Sun Re-visited?)

    04/02/2006 11:44:21 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 534+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 3 April 2006 | KANA INAGAKI
    The front-runner to succeed Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi suggested Monday that he would visit a shrine honoring Japan's war dead if elected, despite the damage such visits have done to Japan's relations with China and South Korea. Speculation has been building about whether Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe would follow Koizumi's example and keep up the Yasukuni visits or avoid them for the sake of repairing relations with Beijing and Seoul. "I would like to continue putting my hands together for those who died for our nation and pray for their souls," Abe said without elaborating when asked if he...
  • Emperor calls for historical accuracy

    12/22/2005 2:33:58 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 52 replies · 1,131+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23 December 2005 | Shigemi Sato
    JAPANESE Emperor Akihito has called on Japan to "accurately understand" its history at the end of a year marked by criticism abroad that the country fails to atone for its militarist past. In an interview marking his 72nd birthday today, the Emperor said "there were rarely peaceful times" in the 20 years to 1945 when Japan surrendered to the Allies to end World War II. "I believe it is extremely important for the Japanese people to strive to accurately understand this past history along with the ensuing era," Akihito said. "This is also important when the Japanese people interact with...
  • A-Bomb Victims Stage Rally in Hiroshima Against U.S. Nuclear Warship

    10/29/2005 8:13:55 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 229 replies · 3,081+ views
    ap.tbo ^ | October 29, 2005 | AP
    TOKYO (AP) - Victims of the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan joined a sit-in rally in Hiroshima on Saturday to protest plans to base a nuclear-powered American warship in the country, an activist said. The protest came as talks got underway between top Japanese and American security officials on how to realign the U.S. military presence in Japan. About 80 people - many of them victims of the 1945 U.S. atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - rallied against plans announced Friday by the U.S. Navy to deploy a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in Japan, said Kazutoshi Kajikawa, who...
  • Woman stabs herself at PM's office

    08/29/2005 9:45:44 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 420+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 30 August 2005
    A WOMAN carrying leaflets denouncing Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi stabbed herself in the neck and stomach today outside his office as he kicked off his re-election campaign, reports said. The woman in her 50s drove her car to Mr Koizumi's official residence and when police stopped her, she stabbed herself with a fruit knife, Fuji TV said. Jiji Press said the woman, who was alone in the car, possessed a number of leaflets denouncing the Koizumi Government. Her name was not disclosed in the media and police would not comment. News reports said the woman was in critical condition. Mr...
  • Japanese opposition promises Iraq pullout

    08/25/2005 5:23:21 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 410+ views
    The leader of Japan's main opposition party says that victory in next month's election means Japanese troops, which are being protected by Australian forces, will be pulled out of Iraq. Some 600 Japanese troops are based in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa, which is under the control of Australian soldiers stationed in Al Muthanna province. Katsuya Okada, president of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), railed against Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's decision to extend the historic deployment of Japanese forces. "If we win the election, that means Japanese nationals wish to withdraw from Iraq, as we have promised it...
  • BORNEO DEATH MARCH HAILED IN WINDOW OF REMEMBRANCE (one of worst WWII atrocities)

    05/02/2005 4:10:44 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 6 replies · 595+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | May 2 05 | Virtue Online
    SANDAKAN, Sabah--On the 28th of January 1945, when the Japanese realized that the war was lost and the Allies were closing in, some 2,400 emaciated Australian and British POWs were force marched from Sandakan, in three separate marches, to the village of Ranau in the jungle, 250 kilometers away, under the shadows of Mount Kinabalu on the northern tip of Borneo. Those prisoners who were unable to walk were shot. The march route was through virgin jungle infested with crocodiles, snakes and wild pigs, and some of the prisoners had no boots. Rations were less than minimal. The march took...
  • Remember Henderson Field, Guadalcanal!

    05/24/2003 7:15:14 AM PDT · by gunnyg · 31 replies · 2,703+ views
    Here is an e-mail I received from the webmaster, 1st Marine Division Associaion, involving the name of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, named after a KIA Marine just prior to that great battle of the Corps and WW II.
  • Camrys in Cup? Toyota expected to join NASCAR's big league in '07

    12/27/2002 11:50:33 AM PST · by Rodney King · 28 replies · 363+ views
    Autoweek Online ^ | today | staff
    While it’s years from an official announcement, we have word that an agreement has been reached between Toyota and NASCAR for Toyota to race in Winston Cup in 2007. That’ll be three years after it starts in Craftsman Truck in 2004. Toyota engineers are working on the carbureted V8. It’s still on the computer at this point, but will soon come to three- dimensional form. One problem with the engine is casting it in iron. Most Toyota blocks are aluminum alloy, but engineers found a Toyota facility in Japan that still casts in iron. The Craftsman entry will feature a...
  • San Pedro Cancels "Tora, Tora, Tora" because it might offend Japanese-Americans (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2002 2:12:37 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 108 replies · 780+ views
    The Daily Breeze ^ | Tuesday, November 12, 2002 | Donna Littlejohn
    Mixed feelings over San Pedro film event NO SHOW: Insensitivity to Japanese-Americans is cited. Vets are stunned. By Donna Littlejohn DAILY BREEZE It was going to be a night to remember. Ushers dressed in World War II military uniforms, vintage cars pulling up to the curb, Pearl Harbor survivors and a recently restored 1940s military searchlight would be on hand Dec. 7 to greet the crowds at a special anniversary showing of “Tora! Tora! Tora!” at San Pedro’s historic Warner Grand Theatre. The 1970 film — a joint American and Japanese production — is considered one of the most accurate...