The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame

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Routledge, 2015年2月24日 - 332 頁
This book is based on four visits to China between 1971 and 1989 by Honda Katsuichi, an investigative journalist for Asahi Shimbun. His aim is to show in pitiless detail the horrors of the Japanese Army's seizure and capture of Nanjing in December 1937. Unvarnished accounts of the testimony - Chinese victims and Japanese perpetrators - to the rape and slaughter are juxtaposed with public relations announcements of the Japanese Army as printed in various Japanese newspapers of the time. The bland announcements of triumphant victories stand in bitter contrast to the atrocities that actually took place on the scene. The story unfolds with horrible detail as we watch the triumphant progress of the Japanese army whose troops were bent on rape and killing in the so-called "heat of battle." Yet by recalling the testimony of Japanese soldiers and reporters who were on the scene, as well as reproducing dispatches by Japanese Army authorities at the time, Honda makes it clear that the atrocities were part of a studied effort directed by the Japanese high command to impress the Chinese people with the power of its army and the folly of resistance to it - the estimate of 300,000 killed in these "military operations" is no exaggeratoin. Honda has worked with other Japanese journalists and scholars who have attempted to reveal the truth of the Nanjing massacre, provoked by the efforts of right-wing Japanese, including, sadly, many government officials, to whitewash the whole incident, even to the point of contending that a "massacre" never happened. This gripping account of the atrocities and cover-up joins other exposes - Chinese and now German - in keeping alive the memory of this shameful event.
 

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1 One Million Japanese Troops Land North of Hangzhou Bay
5
2 More of Our Troops Land at Shanghai
25
3 The City of Suzhou Has Finally Fallen
37
4 The Imperial Army Occupies Wuxi
57
5 The Rising Sun Flag Over the City Walls of Changzhou
81
6 Seizing Jurong We Charge Onward
91
7 Zhenjiang Occupied
109
8 The Contest to Cut Down a Hundred Goes Over the Top
123
10 A War of Annihilation Unfolds
167
11 Nanjing Where Peace Has Been Restored
257
Afterword to the Original Edition
287
Afterword to the Original Paperback Edition
290
Commentary
293
Appendix
299
Index
359
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9 The Imperial Forces Make an AllOut Charge on Nanjing
137

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