Japan’s Unit 731

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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…

May 13th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. JRDSkinner May 15, 2012 at 10:50 AM - Reply

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

  2. Jim May 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM - Reply

    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?

    • JRDSkinner May 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM - Reply

      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.)

    • bmj2k May 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM - Reply

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

  3. Jim May 16, 2012 at 7:41 PM - Reply

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

    • JRDSkinner May 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM - Reply

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

      Anything.

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