1937 mass Executions of Chinese in Nanking at hands of Japan
The Nanking Massacre is not well known and is overshadowed by the so many other autrocities commited during the war. However, the same amount of people were killed in China at the hands of the cruel Japanese soldiers as died in Hiroshima and Nagosaki
The Japanese did not just kill the Chinese civilians, they tortured them in any and every cruel way possible and enjoyed the power of doing so. The soldiers raped the women, set people on fire, ripped out beating hearts and took pictures as souvenirs… In most these pictures the Japanese monsters are smiling, surrounded by the bloody victims.
Its hard to believe how 100000’s of people can be so sick, cruel and monsterous. But this type of cruelty was part of a culture built on honor and the sword and even though I do not agree with the way the west reacted to Japanese people outside of Japan, especially the US who gathered em all up and put them into a prison, I can sure understand it.
Think about it, if it was the other way around with 100′000 Americans living in Japan, they would have beheaded the lot and not bothered with the jail.
The Japanese knew which form of torture would produce the most painful experience for the victim before they would die. The soldiers performed disembowelment, decapitation, crucifixion, carved out big pieces of human flesh, and there are incidents where the Chinese had their eyes gouged out and their noses and ears chopped off before setting them aflame. The Japanese troops gathered a group of about 200 people and “stripped naked, tied to columns and doors of a school, and then stabbed [them with] zhuizi -special needles with handles on them- in hundreds of points along their bodies, including their mouths, throats, and eyes.” (Chang, 87)
Shiro Asuma, former soldier…tells him story…’An old man who I think was a grandfather was holding onto his grandson. I killed the child while they were hugging. The boy was about 10 years old. And then the blood came out [after Asuma’s thrust of his bayonet]. The grandfather started to suck the blood. When I saw this, I thought it was so cruel. In trying to resuscitate the dying child’s life, the grandfather looked so pitiful. Still, I stabbed and killed the grandfather. Both of them died.’” (Yin, 156)
1937 Japan - Here is a passage from a soldiers diary
“…Recently, when we were very bored, we had some
” Today, we did it again. We pushed innocent Chinese down and beat them up.
Everyone has heard about Hiroshima and Nagosaki, but how many have heard of this.. not many - Japanese crimes against humanity in WWII
The Japanese had a vision which placed them as the dominant country destined
to conquer East Asia and the rest of the world. By the fall of 1937,
Japan had already launched their invasion of China, immediately moving
into Shanghai. The troops then headed over to Nanking, the capital of China.
December 13,1937 marked the start of one the most tumultuous and gruesome acts
of violence know to the history of mankind. Within weeks the Japanese army killed over
300,000 citizens of Nanking through rape, torture, and murders in which the deaths
The Japanese had always been intrigued and fascinated by the power and the strength of a sword. This was one of the more efficient ways of killing the Chinese. They found great pleasure seeing the victims look so weak and scared physically kneeling before them.
Some officers even made beheading, a killing contest between themselves.
some soldiers were so skillful that they took
care of the business in a way that severed
the head completely but left it hanging by a
thin layer of skin on the victim’s chest, so
that the weight pulled the body down to
the ditch. “(Yin,132)
The Japanese Killing Contests:
The heads lines of the Japanese newsletter read,”Contest
to kill first 100 Chinese with sword extended when both fighters
exceed mark –Mukai scores 106 and Noda 105.”
The killing contest began as a way to “boost morale among the
[Japanese] troops.” (www.cnd.) Sub-lieutenants Toshiaki Mukai and
Takeshi Noda began this competitive game on the base of Nanking’s
The same day Mukai beheaded 89 people
moved up the number to 50 more lives. They even greeted each other by
the following short trade of words:
“Noda: ‘ Hi! My number is 105, what about you?’
Mukai:’106 is my number.’” (Yin, 182)
They both laugh while they head over to the entertainment site to begin the contest once more.
So what happened to the “Japanese war criminals” - in short - not that much - The leaders were put on trial, most got a few years jail time for the murder of 300,000 +
SUMMARY OF CONVICTED CLASS A WAR CRIMINALS
Seven (7) sentenced to death:
Doihara, General Kenji (1883-1948). Commander, Kwantung Army,
Hirota, Baron Koki (1878-1948). Ambassador to the Soviet Union,
Itagaki, General Seishiro (1885-1948). Chief of staff, Kwantung
Kimura, General Heitaro (1888-1948). Chief of staff, Kwantung
Matsui, General Iwane (1878-1948). Personal appointee of the
Muto, General Akira (1892-1948). Vice chief of staff, China
Tojo, General Hideki (1884-1948). Chief, Manchurian secret
Sixteen (16) sentenced to life imprisonment:
Araki, General Sadao (1877-1966). Minister of war, 1931-34;
Hashimoto, Colonel Kingoro (1890-1957). Held various commands,
Hata, Field Marshal Shunroku (1879-1962). Supreme War Council,
Hiranuma, Baron Kiichiro (1867-1952). Privy Council, 1924-39;
Hoshino, Naoki (1892-1978). Chief of financial affairs,
Kaya, Okinori (1889-1977). Minister of finance, 1937-38,
Kido, Marquis Koichi (1889-1977). Chief secretary to the lord
Koiso, General Kuniaki (1880-1950). Vice minister of war, 1932;
Minami, General Jiro (1874-1955). Minister of war, 1931;
Oka, Admiral Takasumi (1890-1973). Chief, Naval Affairs Bureau,
Oshima, General Hiroshi (1886-1975). Military attache in
Sato, General Kenryo (1895-1975). Section head, then chief,
Shimada, Admiral Shigetaro (1883-1976). Vice chief of naval
Shiratori, Toshio (1887-1949). Director, Information Bureau,
Suzuki, General Teiichi (1888- ). chief, China Affairs Bureau,
Umezu, General Yoshijiro (1882-1949). Section chief, general
Two sentenced to lesser terms:
Shigemitsu, Mamoru (1887-1957). Ambassador to China, 1931-32;
Togo, General Hideki (1884-1948). Ambassador to Germany, 1937;
(infromation from www.cnd.org/NJMassacre/nj.html)
13 Comments posted on "1937 mass Executions of Chinese in Nanking at hands of Japan"
Famous and historic executions on March 27th, 2008 at 2:03 pm #
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Just sick shit state of mind... get a clue you neo nazi morons! on March 28th, 2008 at 8:29 am #
[…] not innocent at all. Check out the story about how they raped China, and please do not forget Pearl Harbor. Japan declared war on all around them, in 1937 they […]
me on December 10th, 2009 at 2:01 am #
Pearl Harbour was full of SOLDIERS, those people are INNOCENT Chinese folk, go to Palestine and ask how the American funded state of Israel is commiting genocide with DEPLETED URANIUM, lets not compare INNOCENT Chinese people with colonial American soldiers. Its funny that Saddam Hussein got his chemical weapons from America! then one he used them on his own people, The Western governments behaved like they didnt know he was going to use them. R.I.P. to all the kids and innocent folk. and how can we forget Mr Mao? that fuck destroyed Chinese culture and got millions killed, communism was some Russian bullshit that fucked a great nation. Dont judge an entire nation for the actions of their government
John on October 25th, 2010 at 7:00 am #
Japan should be held accountable for this and many other war crimes. I hope China grows strong and crushes Japan and their weak ‘ honour’ code.
Spore Chinese on April 12th, 2011 at 9:26 am #
What goes around comes around.
Japan is suffering now due to their ancestors cruelty…
A Norwegian on June 2nd, 2011 at 2:10 am #
I really like current day Japan, but I don’t feel they’ve had a national reckoning for their war crimes like Germany has. Japan did formally apologize for their behaviour to China a few years ago but it’s not enough. This kind of monstrosity shouldn’t be taken lightly neither by Japan themselves nor the world. It should be thaught at schools and I believe it’s a healthy exercise to feel a national embarrasment for what their soldiers once did. The same goes for Russia or former Soviet Union. They have a lot to be ashamed about.
Mark on November 1st, 2011 at 6:19 pm #
They magnify their despicable actions by failing to acknowledge them properly. And are shameful to this day and should not be accepted by the International community until they show proper remorse.
Claude on June 9th, 2012 at 10:02 am #
Japan is a great nation and a great culture too. But they have really to acknowledge the evil done during the years 1931-1945 (Manchuria, China, Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia etc) Especially they have to change the history books for the schools, full of lies and glorifying japan’s position during those years. The same is true for Turkey towards the Armenians. We should never forget…
dedra on July 26th, 2012 at 9:13 pm #
This is the kind of shit that makes me not feel a bit sorry for what happened to Nagasaki and hiroshima
gaga on September 22nd, 2012 at 2:40 am #
I do not like chinese and japanese.
chinese also killed many others.
you should read the book wrote by the author of mao- untold story.
japan is nothing, they invented nothing, they are so overrated.
June on November 25th, 2012 at 11:54 am #
Hi there, its nice paragraph on the topic of media print, we all understand media is a great source of facts.
Don on January 1st, 2013 at 5:57 pm #
I have nip bayonet and couple of nip flags i hope China will crush Japan a good Jap is a dead Jap
Ricky the Jap on April 29th, 2013 at 1:37 am #
Why is everyone angry at modern day Japan; a beautiful and peace loving nation?
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