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Konoe, Who Could've Prevented the Attack of Pearl Harbor
During the summer of 1941, Prince Konoe, then Prime Minister of Japan, made several attempts through Ambassador Grew to improve relations with the United States. On August 18th, 1941, Foreign Minister Toyoda secretly submitted a proposal to Ambassador Grew, suggesting that Prince Konoe and President Roosevelt meet. Konoe offered to go to Honolulu, an unprecedented step in Japanese history. According to Ambassador Grew, Konoe was fully aware of the objections to this move in certain parts of his country.
Background of Unit 731
Unit 731 had eight divisions. Division 1: Bacteriological research. Division 2: Warfare Research and field experiments. Division 3: Water Filter Production. Division 4: Bacteria Mass production and Storage. Division 5: Educational Division. Division 6: Supplies Division. Division 7: General Affairs. Division 8: Clinical Diagnosis.
Personnel of Unit 731
Shiro Ishii came up with the idea of having Unit 731 built to keep up with the West since westerns were believed to be developing their own weapons of biological warfare. The Japanese government heavily invested in the Unit 731 facility in order for it to function fully. Masaji Kitano was a commanding officer of Unit 731. Another member of Unit 731 was Yoshimura Hisato, who was a physiologist. In addition, Yasuji Kaneko is also one of the alleged members of Unit 731.
Russian Victims of Unit 731
In 1936, the Japanese built Unit 731 — the administrative center of the top-secret biological warfare project of the Imperial Japanese Army — in the isolated Pingfang District of the city of Harbin in Manchuria. At the time, Harbin was a city with a large Russian minority population, and writer Morimura Seiichi has hypothesized that of the 3,000 prisoners experimented on at Unit 731, up to 30% were Russian.
Forced Pregnancy of Unit 731
Unit 731 was a biological and chemical weapons research and development unit of the Japanese Army. It operated covertly for ten years since 1935 in Harbin, China, and was responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes committed by Imperial Japan, due to its extensive use of lethal human experimentation.
Biological Warfare - The Deadlier Alternative to Nuclear Warfare
"When you are thinking about things that could cause in excess of 10 million deaths, even something tragic like a nuclear weapons incident wouldn't get to that level. So the greatest risk is from a natural epidemic or an intentionally caused infection bioterrorism events... Whether the next epidemic is unleashed by a quirk of nature or the hand of terrorists, scientists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year. So the world does need to think about this" -- Bill Gates, during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 19, 2017.
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