* Called to account:
War victims demand redress: Some of corporate
Japan's biggest names, including Mitsui, Nippon Steel and Mitsubishi, have been
drawn into the escalating legal and moral fight over Japan's liability for its
military excesses in World War II.
Lawyer Sues Japanese Firms for POWs
Firms Taken Aback by POW Suit.
believe there must be some misunderstandings and we would like to clarify these
points," said a spokesman for major trading house Mitsubishi Corp.
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helps Japanese-Americans, aliens win reparations:
Shimada is convinced more could qualify
Congress to Consider
Japanese War Crimes
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Congress - House Concurrent Resolution 126 [Jap War Crimes]
members of the United States Armed Forces and 13,966 United States civilians were
captured by the Japanese military in the Pacific Theater during World War II,
confined in brutal prison camps, and subjected to severe shortages of food, medicine,
and other basic necessities;
many of the United States military and civilian prisoners of the Japanese military
during World War II were subjected to forced labor, starved and beaten to death,
or summarily executed by beheading, firing squads, or immolation;
the United States prisoners held by the German military during World War II, 1.1
percent of the military prisoners and 3.5 percent of the civilian prisoners died
during their imprisonment, but of the United States prisoners held by the Japanese
military, 37.3 percent of the military prisoners and 11 percent of the civilian
prisoners died during their imprisonment; (more...
1937, Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat Panay on China's Yangtze River.
Japan apologized, and paid $2.2 million dollars in reparations.