23 Responses to “Japan’s Biological and Chemical Warfare in China during WWII”

  1. mei lam says:

    thanks for this valuable history lesson.
    I will forward to my sons.
    Mei 12/10/10

  2. John Angeles says:


    Thanks a million for this info, we had still an issue, that Japan is not accepting that during WWII Japan make lots of women in the Philippines as a comfort women.


  3. Jason says:

    This is really good info, if only it gets published on newspapers, history books and be taught in schools all over the world and let people know the true horror the Japanese did. I myself am a Chinese and i know people who had experienced the Japanese occupation. it is really sad of what went on in WW2 and that the government should admit to it publicly towards the globe.

    Jason June-17-2011

  4. Sowhatareyougonna Do says:

    No one in the world will punish the Japanese since they are all receiving some kind of benefit from them and are afraid to be cut off.
    Especially U.S. of A., out of all the nations in the world.
    You thought the holocaust was bad, that was like a kid hittin another kid if you compare to what the Japanese have done during WW1 & 2.

  5. Derek says:


  6. Jeannie says:

    Thanks so much for the article. Both of my parents lived through the Japanese invasion and saw the devastation it did to the country. They saw first hand of people all around them dying of starvation.

  7. Jeannie says:

    Unit 731 Japanese Torture & Human Medical Experiments


    Rape of Nanking Part I Atrocities in Asia Nanjing Massacre


  8. Rhiannon says:

    This is really good to know – I just learned about it in my university History class, and it’s the first I’ve ever heard about it. What a terrible, terrible shame. Thank you so much for posting!

  9. Herm says:

    I found this really interesting.

  10. albifix says:

    I don`t know this fact. Incredible the silence over a story so terrible

  11. Martinus says:

    Japanese done black History and The World Should not forget past Histories.
    In Indonesia, My parents, and so many old friends told me about the atrocities been done toward people in Indonesia, Chopping the Head, Fingers by kempetai or Japanese Army, in so many occasions; Robbing,force Prostitution,Labor,physical punishment and too many cruelty and hardship effect during Japanese Imperialism occupation in Indonesia,China Mainly, Singapore,Burma,Malaysia and part of India.
    And In Malaysia; My Father In-law nearly Killed; already put in in the Jude bag filled by stone and were intended sink him to the South China Sea.There are few stories that I can contribute and to prevent those Human animal being free by the American or British or Israelis.And Strangely…… most of Japanese student didn’t know about this Barbadian act, so How they could learn being living in this part of our EARTH ?????

  12. Duncan Archibald says:

    Japan did alot of other cruel things in World War 2.

  13. beckyb says:

    Thank you for this article. I referred to it in a June 16th human rights Blog. Thank you Don Tow for making us aware.

  14. Tom Quirici says:


    I am interested in information on Japanese troop strength in China at the time of the nuclear attacks. What was the state of the war in China? Were the Japanese losing at that point or were they maintaining their position or gaining. There is no information available.
    I am also interested in information regarding Japanese super dirigibles. Did they have them? Did they use them in China?
    I am unable to find anything about the actual battles in China in ’44 and ’45.
    I am trying to verify an incredible story I have been made aware of. I understand the Japanese Army actually had 7 small undeployed aircraft carriers in 1945 which could have been used against the US invasion forces. Again I can find nothing to either verify or discredit the story.

    Thank you very much.

  15. beeyee says:

    There is true untold story of evil demon japan military in 1944 in northeast
    china. When america navy began to win in pacific islands, chinese communist
    resistence groups successively destroyed many japan military ammunition factories sites Evil japan military raided kidnapped thousands of young villages men and women tied hands behind backs ship to iolated island a high security prison locked up in cells at night forced to labour job making metal parts for japan mil bombs secret deadly chemical weapons stored. it was hell
    under brutal japanese soldiers treated chinese civilians like pig animals
    beaten tortured in torture chambers japan military killed all that tried to escape this maximum sercurity prison island the only chinese to get out was dead person.

  16. charlir says:

    There is true untold story of evil demon Japan military in 1944 in northeast
    China. When American navy began to win in Pacific Islands, Chinese communist
    resistance groups successively destroyed many Japan military ammunition factory sites. Evil Japan military raided and kidnapped thousands of young men and women from Chinese villages, and tied their hands behind their backs. Then shipped them to isolated island with a high security prison and locked up in cells at night, and forced to labour job making metal parts for Japanese military bombs and storaged tanks for their secret deadly chemical weapons. It was hell because the brutal Japanese soldiers treated Chinese civilians like pig animals, and beat them in torture chambers. Japan military killed all who tried to escape this maximum security prison island; the only Chinese to get out was dead person.

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  18. Belita says:

    Thank for reminding all of us of the histories we must reconcile with and global oppressors that we have yet to condemn so that we may nurture the humankind that is human and compassionate of heart

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  20. Barry says:

    In the past several decades of year during WWI and WWII, Japan accumulated its wealth by robbing vast amounts of natural and human slavery resources from the countries and territories where it colonized. People in the world nowadays mostly saw and admired Japan’s success in technology and economy but are ignorant and indifferent about the historical facts that Japan’s progress was historically built upon other people and countries’ blood; lives; resources; indescribable pain and suffering.

    Obviously, Japan has continuously made a lot of effort to block anyone’s attempt to reveal the horrific and inhuman war crimes that it committed. It even created distorted facts to deny all its wrong doings in all the history books taught and stored in its schools and libraries. This brainwashing method has been effectively applied on the colonized people and on Japanese citizens very well.

    Japan perpetrated an unforgivable horrible inhuman war crime during WWI and WWII. There are no suitable words to describe its atrocious acts on people in the conquered countries. It had tortured, poisoned, buried alive and killed millions of human beings. It captured women from the colonized countries to serve as sex slaves for its army, most of the victims are Chinese and Korean.

    After WWII, Japanese war criminals were supposed to be prosecuted and brought to justice by UN but in 1948, US government, for its own advantage, ordered a stop to the prosecution thus letting the head criminal Emperor Hirohito and thousands of Japanese war criminals free from being trialed and punished for war crime. Due to this, USA became a savior of Japan’s face and due to this, USA and Japan became very good friends since then.

    Following are some historical quotes that you can find from searching on internet,

    “The Japanese who conducted the ghastly biological experiments on live prisoners of war at Unit 731 escaped prosecution because General MacArthur wanted their advanced research in biological and chemical warfare made available to the US military. With the full knowledge of the American government, MacArthur offered immunity from prosecution to the military commander and staff of the biological unit in return for their research. Many of the Unit 731 scientist/war criminals were able later to secure research appointments at prestigious Japanese universities.”

    President Harry Truman issued a halt to the prosecution in 1948 based on the reason that “administration of a defeated Japan would be greatly facilitated if the emperor appeared to be cooperating with the occupying Allied powers. This could not happen if the emperor was charged and convicted of war crimes”. The freeing of the crime committed by Japanese’s king infers that Japanese people were free of war guilt also.”

    Similar to Germany which was against Jews, Japan committed a bloody holocaust on Chinese people. Unlike Germany, Japan is truly an evil and wicked coward. It never feels guilty and apologizes; it denied all its crimes; it fabricated wrong facts and made tremendous effort to block the truth from being revealed and told.

    Unfortunately, Japan was politically helped and protected by its Western allies who were once its colonist friends.

  21. ki says:

    … ever since the deliberate mass bombing of civilians in the second world war, and as a direct response to it, the international community has outlawed the practice. It first tried to do so in the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, but the UK and the US would not agree since to do so would have been an admission of guilt for their systematic “area bombing” of German and Japanese civilians.

    — A.C. Grayling.

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