A FORMER medical officer in Japan's WWII navy has admitted to conducting vivisection in the Philippines on some 30 prisoners of war, including women and children.
It was the first time such testimony had been given on experiments on human beings by a Japanese officer in the Philippines during WWII, Kyodo News reported late today.
Similar experiments were conducted in northern China by the notorious germ warfare Unit 731, which is blamed for the deaths of up to 10,000 Chinese and Allied prisoners of war, the report added.From correspondents in Tokyo
November 26, 2006 04:58pm
I didn't know vivisection took place in the Philippines.
The truth should be investigated.
“The former naval medic, Akira Makino, 84, of Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, offered the revelation in a recent interview despite opposition from wartime friends. After keeping it to himself for nearly 61 years, he decided to come forward.”
“Little in the way of Japanese testimony has emerged about what happened in Southeast Asia during the war because few military units survived…”
A survivor keeps something like that to himself for 61 years, in part because of fellow survivors, the “wartime friends.”
Yet we are to believe the reason we know so little is because few survived.
Lie about the past, then lie about why you’re lying about it.oranky