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Old December 7th, 2016, 06:35 AM   #41
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For those of you who have no idea how horrific Japanese war crimes were, search for Unit 731. What it did were one of the most revolting and evil deeds done throughout the history of mankind. And Unit 731 was just one of the numerous other institutes the Japanese created.
Can you tell us, what happened to the members of unit 731?
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Old December 9th, 2016, 04:07 AM   #42
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With a few exceptions, the members of Unit 731 were not punished even after the lost war. On the contrary, they were treated very well. About the case of Ishii Shiro who founded the unit, please see the link.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shir%C...crime_immunity

Most of the authorities of the Japanese medical world after the lost war were from Unit 731. Especially, it is famous that Naito Ryoichi who had been Ishii's right-hand man became the chairman of a pharmaceutical company, Japan Blood Bank (the predecessor of Green Cross Corporation).

In most cases, a man who made only profit from his evil deeds has no opportunity to regret those. The tradition to toy with human life was continuously inherited, and Green Cross caused HIV-tainted blood scandal in 1980s. The victims of this incident include more than 600 dead.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV-tai...candal_(Japan)
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With a few exceptions, the members of Unit 731 were not punished even after the lost war. On the contrary, they were treated very well. About the case of Ishii Shiro who founded the unit, please see the link.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shir%C...crime_immunity

Most of the authorities of the Japanese medical world after the lost war were from Unit 731. Especially, it is famous that Naito Ryoichi who had been Ishii's right-hand man became the chairman of a pharmaceutical company, Japan Blood Bank (the predecessor of Green Cross Corporation).

In most cases, a man who made only profit from his evil deeds has no opportunity to regret those. The tradition to toy with human life was continuously inherited, and Green Cross caused HIV-tainted blood scandal in 1980s. The victims of this incident include more than 600 dead.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV-tai...candal_(Japan)
I'd hoped timtimwowo had answered it. But you are indeed right, baritsu. Nearlyallof them remained in freedom, unpunished or got a good job, cos they had knowledge the USA or the Soviet Union could use. Naito Ryoichi even worked as translator during the interrogations.
What they did was disgusting and highly criminal. But what would we say about people, who had let e.g. Mengele work for them?
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Old December 16th, 2016, 04:22 AM   #44
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There is an interesting fact about 'apologies' of the Japanese government. Successive governments of Japan (especially, those by the LDP) have refused to acknowledge the invasion into Asian countries as an 'aggressive war'.

Tanaka Kakuei "I cannot answer whether it was an aggressive war or not in short. I can only say that future historians should judge this problem."
(At the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives on February 2, 1973)

Takeshita Noboru "Whether was the last war an aggressive war or not? I think, as I always say, that it is a problem which future historians should judge."
(At a plenary session of the House of Representatives on February 14, 1989)

Abe Shinzo "As for the definition of aggression, I think I can say that it is not established academically or internationally. In a relationship between countries, it depends on which side you are on."
(At the Budget Committee of the House of Councilors on April 23, 2013)

Of course, the definition of aggression has been established by the United Nations since December 14, 1974.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...esolution_3314
Abe is famous for his ignorance, so it is probable that he really did not know this fact.

In the first place, if the invasion of Imperial Japan was not an aggressive war, what has the Japanese government made apologies (OWABI) for? It is as if the government confessed that its own OWABI had no content.

In any event, it seems that the Japanese government cannot judge what is aggression. The government like this probably cannot condemn an enemy which invades Japan as an 'aggressor'. For a nation which has a plan to invade Japan (Probably, there is not such a nation), this may be welcome news.
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