Unearthed documents and audio-visual materials from 1936-45 have furthered confirmed the Japanese army, especially Unit 731, used germ warfare as an invasion and expansion strategy throughout World War II.
Xinhua News reports documents released by the Jilin Provincial Archives show, in detail, the activities of Japanese troops utilizing human beings in China, Korea, and the Soviet Union to create, test, and refine biological weapons. Throughout Japan’s invasion (yes, contrary to Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s claims, it was an invasion), research leader Gao Wei explains, the Japanese military police intentionally and consistently labeled “biological warfare” as “plague prevention,” contributing to the slow discovery of historical materials to verify wartime accounts of Japanese human experiments.
Considering that there still seems to be some confusion among Japanese political circles, about whether Japan, in terms of legalities, even invaded China during WWII, here’s hoping that this and other evidence will clear up the confusion, once and for all.
By Sophia Solivio
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