Ishii Shiro, the leader of Unit 731, saw an opportunity after the 1925 Geneva Convention outlawing biological and chemical warfare, believing that if the entire world was willing to outlaw such a weapon, it could pose benefits for a Japanese nation desiring expansion throughout the Far East.
Unit 731- The Forgotten Asian Auschwitz
The Japanese invasion of China during the Second Sino-Japanese war has left a strong legacy of hate and disgust among many Chinese today. Much of the atrocities committed by the Japanese are now known to most historians. By far, the most despicable and forgotten act against humanity committed by the Imperial Japanese government was its covert biochemical weapons program. Euphemistically labelled as the "Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department" of the Imperial Japanese Army, the Japanese conducted a wide range of cruel and inhumane experiments on prisoners who were often innocent.
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