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Japan’s Wartime Shame Documented by … Japanese!

Posted by feww on April 27, 2014

Forcing women into sex slavery and setting up ‘comfort stations’ officially conducted by invading Japanese army

“A total of 89 wartime documents made public on Friday show details of atrocities Japanese troops committed in China during World War Two (WWII).” said a report.

The files, which were kept by the invading Japanese army in Northeast China, were made public as “a response to Japan’s right-wing politicians’ denial of its wartime crimes in China,” said the report. Twenty-five files relate to ‘comfort women.’

The documents represent only a small fraction of about 100,000 wartime Japanese files, which were buried by the Japanese Imperial Army. They  were discovered during construction work in the early 1950s, said Yin Huai, president of the Jilin Provincial Archives in Changchun, capital of Jilin Province.

About ninety percent of the files are in Japanese, said the report.

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The Rape of Nanking [renamed Nanjing.] A Japanese imperial army officer [not shown] is beheading a Chinese woman and her baby with a samurai sword.

Japan Continues to Deny its WWII Atrocities: Former “Comfort Women” seek Japan’s apology for WWII rapes

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SURVIVING WWII ‘COMFORT WOMAN’ – Downloaded under Creative Commons License – Source:

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Former Filipino “comfort woman” Piedad Nobleza, 86, holds slogans during a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy in suburban Manila on Friday Aug. 15, 2008. Elderly Filipino women and their supporters demanded Tokyo’s clear-cut apology and compensation for wartime sexual slavery by Japanese troops. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Image may be subject to copyright.

Rangoon, Burma. August 8, 1945. An ethnic Chinese woman who was in one of the Imperial Japanese Army’s “comfort battalions” is interviewed by an Allied officer
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Former “comfort woman” Lee Yong-Soo (L) stands beside her supporters holding portraits of Chinese, Philippine, South Korean and Taiwanese comfort women who were sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, at a protest held in front of the Japanese parliament in Tokyo, in this 14 June 2007 file photo. Japan on 27 June 2007 brushed aside calls from US lawmakers for a fresh apology to wartime sex slaves, even as the former “comfort women” renewed their demands for Tokyo to acknowledge their plight. Japan said the US move to pass a resolution calling for an “unambiguous” apology from Japan for the coercion of women into army brothels during World War II would not damage relations between the two allies. Photo from Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images. Caption Daily life. Image may be subject to copyright.

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The invading Japanese army in northeast China, documented their atrocities, presumably to pass onto the next generations.

The files are from archives of the military police corps of Japan’s Kwantung Army and the national bank of the puppet Manchurian regime, which are stored in Jilin Provincial Archives in northeast China.

The 25 files on “comfort women” include two investigation reports, two telephone records and 21 documents on troops forcing women to have sex and enslaving them.

They revealed conditions at “comfort stations”, including ratios between Japanese soldiers and “comfort women” and details of gruesome rapes.

The invading Japanese army allocated women proportionally.

In Feb. 1 to 10 in 1938, there were six “comfort women” for 1,200 soldiers, a ratio of 1:200, in Xiaguan district of east China’s Nanjing. After Feb. 20, there were eleven more “comfort women”, representing a ratio of 1:71.

In five months since November 1944, the invading Japanese army paid 532,000 Japanese yen on setting up “comfort stations”. The expenditure was approved by the Kwantung Army, said a telephone record of the national bank of the puppet Manchurian regime.

The invading Japanese army had abducted and forced women from occupied Korea to some “comfort stations” in Chinese regions, such as Heihe in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province and Wuhu in eastern China’s Anhui Province, according to the files.

Invading Japanese troops set up “comfort stations” everywhere they reached. The stations appeared in at least twenty to thirty counties in northeast China, said Su Zhiliang, a professor on the history of “comfort women” at Shanghai Normal University.

“The archives showed that the ‘comfort station’ in Java in Indonesia, strongly demonstrated the ‘comfort women’ system had reached the southeast Asian country,” he said.

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24 Responses to “Japan’s Wartime Shame Documented by … Japanese!”

  1. C. S. said

    The vicious neanderthals looking for “glory” again!

    In Japan, a scandal over a school threatens to entangle Abe
    Japan’s prime minister is facing the biggest crisis of his tenure, caught up in a burgeoning scandal that involves a shady land deal, allegations of a coverup and a kindergarten sending out notes about “wicked” Koreans and Chinese.

    Shinzo Abe [the grandson of a Class A” war criminal] strongly denies any wrongdoing, and his wife, Akie Abe, has resigned as “honorary principal” of the planned school at the center of the firestorm. But the scandal shows no sign of going away anytime soon.

    “There are so many questions that need to be answered,” said Koichi Nakano, a professor of political science at Sophia University and sharp critic of the Abe government. “We don’t know whether Abe was directly involved, but even if he wasn’t, this will still hurt him.”

  2. RS said

    Evil must be fought!

  3. greg d said

    Wishing the evil ones another neutron-rich year!

  4. N.N. said

    Historic mistake made by the West was to hold the count at only two.

  5. Cato said

    Trial began for former principal of a junior high school in Yokohama, Japan, arrested for child porn in April.

    Police found nearly 150,000 such photos involving more than 12,000 females, contained in around 400 albums, in the home of Yuhei Takashima, 64.


  6. KR said

    We need sanitary sewers for our cities in Japan, not big warships!

    It’s spring in Japan and once again time for “Hanami” or “flower viewing”. Hanami is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, cherry blossoms and plum blossoms, which appear all over the country from about last week of march to early May. They appear about 7 weeks earlier on the island of Okinawa.

    I live in one of Japan’s top 100 cities, and like most people look forward to Hanami each year, because for a few days I can forget about smell of sewer gas wafting through our homes, offices, restaurants and roads.

    My house, like millions of other Japanese, has an old sewage tank underneath it, which has to be emptied periodically.

    Foreigners who are not familiar with the Japanese toilet and sewage system, often ask about the long convoys of “honey trucks” that crisscross the city and its sprawling suburbs. The stench is unbearable even for us Japanese.

    Two days ago, the so-called Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) received its biggest vessel since World War II, a flat-top helicopter destroyer named Izumo, which “bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier.”

    “The vessel can serve in a wide range of roles… It also helps improve our ability to combat submarines,” said General Nakatani, Japan’s Minister of Defense.

    I want to ask Nakatani-san why the helicopter destroyer can’t double as a sewage treatment facility so that we could attach it to our home sewage tank.

    In January, Abe government approved Japan’s biggest military budget in 70 years, an unprecedented $42 billion, for which we are paying every time we buy something from the shops, yet our city has never had enough money to build a sanitary sewer.

    Abe is also revising a law that requires civilians to have control over the military (“national defense forces”). His ruling Liberal Democratic Party also wants to adopt legislation that would allow them to deploy the military outside of Japan.
    Saul Takahashi, a Japanese human rights lawyer and activist, who until recently worked for the United Nations human rights agency (OHCHR), said that Japanese public is largely in favor of Abe’s militaristic aspirations.

    “Military intervention abroad, weapons export, and conscription are the next step. Japan is clearly moving towards scrapping its pacifist principles, and returning back to its militaristic past.”

    “Abe has essentially declared war on all aspects of Japan’s pacifism, and the results can only be disastrous – for the country and for the world,” he said.

    I know many people in my city, who are not in favor of Abe’s militaristic aspirations. All they are interested in is to have a sewer system that gets rid of the stench of untreated human waste.

    From KR in Japan

  7. Martin said

    It’s also true that evil breeds evil, large-scale in this case!

  8. Pamela said

    Considering [moderated because of strong language …]
    Isn’t true that evil begets evil?

  9. M W said

    “Chakuero [‘junior idol’ pornography] feature footage and pictures of underage children (mainly girls) wearing skimpy bathing suits posed in sexualised positions. The DVDs feature girls stripping out of school uniforms to their underwear, pornographically posing on beds and playing on playground equipment in skimpy clothing while cameras focus on their crotches. They are sold on shelves labelled according to the age of the child appearing in the film, which range from around six to 17. Businesses selling chakuero pornography arrange ‘meet and greet’ events for consumers to interact with girls in the films, who are recruited through ‘modelling’ or ‘talent’ agencies,” says Dr Norma.

  10. TP said

    Japan hasn’t banned child-porn comics!

    In 2013, the US State Department described Japan as an “international hub for the production and trafficking of child pornography.”

    • M W said

      Japan’s child pornography and commercial sexual exploitation of women and children is a new chapter in its sexual ‘comfort’ saga.

      ” problems occur within the context of a state that permits the organisation of women and girls for pornography consumption in order to bolster its political viability. The economic malaise that has beset Japan since the 1990s has caused the increasing destabilisation of its male workforce, but this threat to the state remains placated as long as the sexual ‘comfort’ on offer to Japanese men continues to progress in its diversity and extremity,” argues Dr Caroline Norma of RMIT University, Australia.

      “Other research shows that globalisation has elevated Japanese men’s technological and financial advantage over women in the region, and this has facilitated their overseas sex tourism and the demand for foreign trafficked women. This [will also] account for their commercial sexual victimisation of Japanese women and girls since the onset of Heisei fukyō [economic depression in the current era that began in 1989.]”
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    • feww said

      They’ve committed political seppuku. The only way the govt can now stay in power is by starting a war with China, or pretending it’s about to start a war with China.

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  15. KC said

    China publicizes confessions by Japanese war criminals

    BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) — Confessions made by 45 Japanese war criminals tried and convicted by military tribunals in China after World War II (WWII) will be published online from Thursday.

    Handwritten confessions, along with Chinese translations and abstracts in both Chinese and English, will be published on the website of the State Archives Administration, said the administration’s deputy director Li Minghua at a press conference on Thursday.

    The administration will publish the confessions by one each day over a 45-day period.

    “These archives are hard evidence of the heinous crimes committed by Japanese imperialism against the Chinese,” Li said.

    “Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, disregarding historical justice and human conscience, has been openly talking black into white, misleading the public, and beautifying Japanese aggression and its colonial history since he took office,” Li told reporters.

    “This challenges WWII achievements and the post-WWII international order.

    “The administration has made these documents available online before the 77th anniversary of the July 7 incident to remember history, take history as a mirror, cherish peace… and prevent the replay of such a historical tragedy,” Li added.

    The July 7 incident, or the Lugouqiao Incident, in 1937 marked the beginning of China’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, which lasted eight years.

    A 38-page confession by Suzuki Keiku, who served as assistant commander of the 28th Infantry Regiment and later as lieutenant general and commander of the 117th Division in the Japanese army, was the first to be published.

    He ordered Colonel Taisuke to “burn down the houses of about 800 households and slaughter 1,000 Chinese peasants in a mop-up operation” in the Tangshan area in January 1942. He “murdered 1,280 peasants in Daizhuang Village, Panjia, Luanxian County by shooting, bayoneting, slashing and burying them alive, and burned down the houses of all 800 households in the village” in October 1942. He also “ordered to set up comfort stations in regions occupied by Japanese troops, and lured about 60 Chinese and Korean women to serve as comfort women” in 1945.

    Li said the confessions, which were signed by the war criminals, are scans of the originals.

    There were 1,109 Japanese war criminals in custody in China between 1950 and 1956, according to Li.

    Among them, 1,017 with minor offenses were exempted from prosecution and released in 1956 and 45 received open trials in special military tribunals under the Supreme People’s Court that year.

    The 45 were charged with planning and implementing an aggression policy, making germ weapons, releasing poisonous gas, conducting experiments on living human beings, killing, stealing property, forcible recruitment of “comfort women”, raping and driving out locals from their homes.

    The 45 war criminals were sentenced to imprisonment from eight to 20 years.

    Li said the administration is sorting out archives of confessions made by the 1,017 with minor offenses and will make them public in the future.

  16. Byunghun said

    Absolutely dreadful…and unbelievable how the Japanese government STILL does not recognize this.

  17. Jack said

    Surely, no human is capable of perpetrating such atrocities?

  18. GWT said

    I hope your readers will take a few minutes to search the Internet for photos of ‘Nanking Massacre,’ or ‘Nanjing massacre.’
    The sheer scale of evil makes your body go cold before erupting with outrage!

  19. Miss Lou said

    So very very sad. Sexual trafficking of women and children and been going on for a very long time and this is yet another shameful piece of a large, mostly unknown fabric of History.

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