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Japan’s Unit 731

During World War II, Japan plotted to unleash a plague on the United States.

Very interesting, and horrific, article about something that should be more well known.

Vivisection of hundreds of civilians occurred on the campus, with a lack of anesthesia and a live specimen believed essential to this group of scientist soldiers due to their desire to study the body prior to decomposition…

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  1. JRDSkinner  May 15, 2012

    Yikes! Fascinating. Very surprising that I haven’t heard of this before.

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  2. Jim  May 15, 2012

    I’d heard a little about it before, but didn’t realize the scale of its operations. There are some horrific pictures of its “experiments” online.

    The fact they weren’t prosecuted for their crimes is sickening. Maybe that’s why there isn’t much talk of it?

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    • JRDSkinner  May 16, 2012

      Probably exactly right – no court case means nothing to dramatize in a movie. (Well, assuming you’re not trying to make the next Human Centipede.)

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    • bmj2k  May 26, 2012

      Like you, I’d heard of it but not in any detail. Amazing, scary.

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  3. Jim  May 16, 2012

    There’s a movie I seem to have no problem staying away from!

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    • JRDSkinner  May 22, 2012

      I sat through the first one – you aren’t missing anything.

      Anything.

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