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SDHF Newsletter No.206J 国連人権理事会でのシャロン・アイザック氏の発言

2018年4月27日 金曜日


 3月9日の国連人権理事会において「慰安婦の真実 国民運動」国連派遣団の一員として、カナダ国籍のシャロン・ミキコ・アイザックさんは、慰安婦問題に関してその本質を的確につく、鋭い発言(oral statement) を行いました。
また、この趣旨のより詳しい内容の意見書 (written statement) を人権理事会のサイトに送付しております。

 *1. 2014.7.15 自由権規約委員会(CCPR) 外務省人権人道課山中修課長「性奴隷慣行」という表現は全く適切性を欠く」
  2. 2016.2.16) 女子差別撤廃委員会(CEDAW) 外務省杉山晉輔外務審議官「強制連行」「性奴隷」「慰安婦20万」は全く根拠がない。吉田清治のウソ証言をもとに日本の大手新聞社朝日新聞が報じたのが元であるが、朝日新聞は吉田証言のウソを認め謝罪した」。この発言は、政府の公式見解であるかを杉田水脈議員が3月28日の衆議院外務委員会で「杉山氏の発言は政府の公式見解か?」と問いただしたのに対し、鯰博行アジア大洋州局参事官は「杉山の発言は日本政府の公式見解である」と断言しています。
平成30年4月27日 「史実を世界に発信する会」 茂木弘道拝

Ms. Sharon Mikiko Isac’s Statement concerning the Comfort Women Issue
at UN Human Rights Council 37th session on February 26, 2018

Ms. Sharon Kimiko Isac, Japanese Canadian, made an oral statement concerning the Comfort Women issue, as one of the delegates of the Alliance for Truth about Comfort Women, at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council 37th session on February, 2018. She stated the core issue of the so-called comfort women:
*Oral statement text: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Sharon1.pdf
*YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UHZnrEYaFg&feature=youtube

She also submitted a written statement, giving a comprehensive explanation on the issue to the UN Human Rights official document site.
* Comfort Women Issue: United Nations was exploited by certain group of people who believed malicious cartoons and erotic novels.
Obvious falsehoods, such as “sex slave” and “forced recruitment of 200,00 comfort women” have been pointedly rejected by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs numerous times. Most representative is the remarks made by Mr. Sugiyama, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against women on February 16, 2016.

Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.205J 南京事件48人の証言 9

2018年4月2日 月曜日

その9―第三章 画家・写真家の見た南京 


  英訳文: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Ara-Nanjing-9-.pdf


平成30年4月2日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

The Nanjing Incident: Japanese Eyewitness Accounts
-Testimony from 48 Japanese Who Were There-
By Ara Ken’ichi
No. 9: Chapter 3 Nanjing, as Observed by Artists and Photographers

Mr. Sumiya Iwane, Artist and Naval Correspondent
Mr. Watanabe Yoshio, Photographer, Information Bureau of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Koyanagi Jiichi, Member of the Army Press Team

We present No. 9 in this series, which contains Chapter 3: Nanjing, as Observed by Artists and Photographers.
Mr. Sumiya Iwane, a well-known artist, applied for the position of combat artist in the Navy. His application was rejected, so he sent a letter to the Minister of the Navy Yonai Mitsumasa and directly approached the head of the Fourth Department of Military Affairs–he was finally accepted.
Mr. Sumiya saw executions of Chinese soldiers at Xiaguan Wharf. He may have observed the execution of unlawful Chinese soldiers who had infiltrated the Safety Zone, discarding their military uniform and hiding their weapons. He saw almost no Chinese civilians in Nanjing, at first, but later he saw a sign for the Refugee Zone, where many Chinese civilians had gathered. He never witnessed a “Massacre” of any sort.
After the outbreak of the China Incident, the Chinese government distributed photos which alleged Japanese brutality, thereby raising sympathy for the Chinese people with great success. So, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a photographic and film team. Mr. Watanabe Yoshio, a rising photographer, was selected to join the team.
Mr. Watanabe spoke about the impact and effect of the well-known photo of a crying baby which appeared in the American magazine Life. It was an entirely staged photo, though. He never saw a massacre in Nanjing. In the Safety Zone, the Japanese army distributed rice and consolation gifts, of which he took a photo, he says.
Mr. Koyanagi Jiichi worked with Mr. Natori Yonosuke, who published the English-language photo magazine NIPPON. They spoke to the Army and Navy of the importance of media. Finally, they were able to convince Major Kaneko Toshiharu, in charge of propaganda in the Army’s Special Service Agency in Shanghai, of the importance of media.
They distributed photos taken in China to photo magazines, newspapers, publishers, and so on overseas under the name “Natori,” who was well-known worldwide. Later, Mr. Koyanagi attached his own name to these photos. His photo of an execution of a Chinese spy in Nanjing was published in Life.
Mr. Koyanagi also referred to the “crying baby” photo that appeared in Life. During the Korean War, he met the photographer who took this fabrication, in Seoul. He told him that the true story behind it was widely known. Mr. Koyanagi strongly denies that a so-called massacre occurred in Nanjing. He simply states: “Facts are twisted by ideology and twisted facts are accepted today.”

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1144/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Ara-Nanjing-9-.pdf
Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.204J 黄文雄の「歴史とは何か」 7

2018年3月19日 月曜日

その7―第六章 中華文明から仕掛けられた歴史戦に日本が負けない方法は

 「日本はもともと世界に誇れる素晴らしい歴史を持っている国だ。人を殺さず、これほど高度な文化を築いた日本は、世界の師表であり、したがって日本が中国や韓国から仕掛けられた歴史戦に負けて沈んでしまうのは世界の損失なのだ。… このように人類史のモデルを築いてきた日本が、今、中国や韓国からゆえなく歴史戦を挑まれている。これはひとえに日本だけの問題ではなく、全世界にとっての問題なのだ」と黄文雄氏は言います。

英訳文: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/KO-BUNYU-No.7.pdf


その2―第一章 歴史とは何か
その3―第二章 中華文明の原理
その4―第三章 中国の残酷な戦争の歴史
その5―第四章 人を殺さないで発展した日本の歴史
その6―第五章 日本を平和の中で発展させたのは天皇の存在だ
日本語原文: http://hassin.org/01/wp-content/uploads/ko6.pdf
英訳文: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/KO-BUNYU-No.6.pdf
平成30年3月19日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

A macroscopic analysis of the differences among the histories of
East Asian nations: Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea
No.7- Chapter 6: How Japan Can Win the History Wars Instigated by China

What is a “history war”? A history war refers to one nation dwelling on another nation’s past in order to denounce and demean it. This is followed by demands for “repentance and apology”, and even reparations.
It is important to remember that the outcome of a history war cannot alter the past. What can be influenced, however, is the future. Even if some facts of the past are worthy of censure, continually opening old wounds in the present day is a different matter. Denouncing historical incidents of the distant past serves no purpose unless one’s goal is to resolve a present-day problem. Without a currently relevant issue, dragging up old history is denunciation merely for the sake of denunciation, which does no good for countries either doing the denouncing or the countries being denounced.
Since accusations instigated by China are mostly NOT factually based but based on fabrications, there are may ways to counter their attacks. In this regard, Mr. Ko Bunyu proposes several approaches. First, one needs to develop a broad historical perspective and second, this might seem strange to foreigners, to win the history wars at home. Third, utilize the UN and other international organizations, and finally, resolve territorial disputes at the UN.
However, the history war itself should be terminated, because it is not at all constructive to simply dredge up matters of history for the purpose of aspersion and moralizing. It’s one thing to praise something in the past that deserves praise. However, it is quite a different matter to expressly single out for denunciation certain incidents from another country’s past, even if the incidents really deserve condemnation.

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1140/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/KO-BUNYU-No.7.pdf
Links to No. 1 to No.6 of this series are listed below:

No.1 Forward & TOC
No. 2 Ch. 1 Defining History
No. 3 Ch. 2 Principles of Chinese Civilization
No. 4 Ch. 3 The Brutal History of Chinese Warfare
No. 5 Ch. 4 Japanese History: Progress Without Murder
No. 6 Ch. 5 Emperor System Paves Way for Peaceful Progress in Japan

Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.203J 南京事件48人の証言 8

2018年3月9日 金曜日

その8―第二章 軍人の見た南京 2、海軍

2、海軍 上記4人の証言です。


  日本語原文: http://hassin.org/01/wp-content/uploads/48-8.pdf
英訳文: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Ara-Nanjing-8-.pdf


平成30年3月9日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

The Nanjing Incident: Japanese Eyewitness Accounts
-Testimony from 48 Japanese Who Were There-
By Ara Ken’ichi
No. 8: Chapter 2 Nanjing, as Observed by Japanese Soldiers
1. The Navy, 29~32
We present No. 6 in this series, which contains Chapter 2: Nanjing, as Observed by Japanese Soldiers, 1. The Navy, 29 – 32.
At the time, the Navy was responsible for the security of the central China area. The Third Fleet was deployed there–Naval Headquarters and the Naval Landing Force were based in Shanghai. On August 13, 1937, a force of 30,000 Chinese regular army soldiers, secretly and illegally infiltrated a designated neutral zone, suddenly attacked the Naval Landing Force, numbering 4,500, which was responsible for protecting the 30,000 Japanese civilians living in the Japanese concession in Shanghai. This was the start of the Shanghai Incident. The battle of Nanjing was an extension of the fighting in Shanghai. Consequently, the Navy, air force, gunboats and mine sweepers joined in the battle of Nanjing.
China closed the Yangtze by sinking ships and laying underwater mines. The gunboats Seta and Hira advanced to Nanjing, fighting against small-arms fire and shelling from both side of the Yangtze River and clearing obstructions. As they neared Nanjing, they encountered numerous Chinese soldiers on junks and rafts, their numbers gradually increasing in time. The Chinese soldiers were probably headed towards Pukou but it was occupied by the Japanese army. So, they headed downriver to escape. Japanese gunboats attacked them as a matter of course. This would not be a violation of international law, so this cannot be considered, by any measure, a “massacre”.
The Hira landed at Pagoda Bridge Town near Xiaguan. Six-thousand to 7,000 refugees were gathered there. Commander Doi, captain of Hira, saw that rebuilding the town was absolutely necessary and initiated reconstruction with the cooperation of Chen Hansen, the head of the Nanjing Branch of the International Red Swastika Society. A letter of thanks to Commander Doi from Mr. Chen Hansen remains as evidence of his and the peoples’ gratitude. The copy can be seen here: p12-13.

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1136/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Ara-Nanjing-8-.pdf

Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.202J 日本人に隠しておけない アメリカの崩壊(書評)

2018年2月23日 金曜日

『日本人に隠しておけない アメリカの崩壊』(ハート出版)
2nd Civil War: The Battle for America
Max von Schuler マックス・フォン・シューラ
評者:Tadashi Hama タダシ・ハマ



平成30年2月23日 「史実を世界に発信する会」茂木弘道拝

2nd Civil War: Battle for America
Max von Schuler
Heart Publishers, Tokyo, 2017
Reviewed by Tadashi Hama

German-American Max von Schuler arrived in Japan as a US Marine and ended up staying for over forty years. This is his second book, published by Heart Publishers, in bilingual form, following “An American Speaks: The Japanese History That Some Want Hidden,” the review of which was introduced in Newsletter No. 192.
He reflects on the leftist intelligentsia high-jacking of American institutions, including schools and the mass media, when he was growing up in the 1960s and on their ongoing erasing of American history. Conservative Americans are now fighting back against further erosion of their traditional America. Indeed, von Schuler suggests that the current war of words between traditional-minded Americans and those who want to radically transform America into a totalitarian state will escalate to a shooting war.
Von Schuler warns that Japan will get caught in the aftermath and suffer—if it does not prepare itself.

Book Review: HTML: http://www.sdh-fact.com/review-article/1132/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/2nd-civil-war.pdf

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.201J 南京事件48人の証言 7

2018年2月13日 火曜日

その7―第二章 軍人の見た南京 1、陸軍(3)

1、 陸軍(3) 上記4名の証言です。


 英訳文: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Ara-Nanjing-7.pdf


平成30年2月13日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

The Nanjing Incident: Japanese Eyewitness Accounts
-Testimony from 48 Japanese Who Were There-
By Ara Ken’ichi
No. 7: Chapter 2 Nanjing, as Observed by Japanese Soldiers
1. The Army, 25)~28)

We present No. 6 in this series, which contains Chapter 2: Nanjing, as Observed by Japanese Soldiers, 1. The Army, 25) – 28).
Mr. Okada, as a staff member of the Military Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of the Army, was sent to Tokyo University to study economics. But shortly after he entered University, the China Incident broke out. Therefore, he had to terminate his studies at Tokyo University and was transferred to the Cabinet Planning Board for research and planning for Chinese economic development. On December 24, 1937, he arrived at Nanjing for inspection. He drove around Nanjing with his senior supervisor, Major Sakata, who was Head of the Special Service Agency. The city was rather calm and he saw that Chinese civilians opened installment shops for business. He neither saw dead bodies nor heard of a “massacre”. At the entrance of the refugee zone, he was received by a Chinese with smile, who he knew when he was in Nanjing. He concludes that Japan lost the propaganda war–that’s what the Nanjing Incident was all about.
Mr. Otsuki visited Nanjing at the end of December, 1937 as a staff member of the Military Affairs Bureau to grasp the situation in Nanjing. The following year he was in Nanjing as a staff officer of the Central China Expeditionary Army. He says a story of a “massacre” was never raised among staff and other people he met. He concludes that the “massacre” is a pure lie.
Mr. Mikuni entered Nanjing in January 1937, as Commander of the 22nd Field Artillery Regiment. Because of illness, he entered Nanjing after the initial occupation. He collected information from his subordinates and had discussions with Division Headquarters personnel. He never heard of a “massacre” then. He was later assigned to Head of Special Service Agency in Nanjing. He was responsible for making contact with persons of the Reformed Government of the Republic of China. He met frequently with Premier Liang Hongzhi, but he never heard of the Incident from him.

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1126/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Ara-Nanjing-7.pdf

Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.200J 黄文雄の「歴史とは何か」 6

2018年2月6日 火曜日

その6―第五章 日本を平和の中で発展させたのは天皇の存在だ

  日本語原文: http://hassin.org/01/wp-content/uploads/ko6.pdf
英訳文: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/KO-BUNYU-No.6.pdf

平成30年2月6日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝
A macroscopic analysis of the differences among the histories of
East Asian nations: Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea
No. 6, Chapter 5: Emperor System Paves Way for Peaceful Progress in Japan

Chapter 4 pointed out that Japanese history can be characterized as “history without slaughter”. This basic character of Japanese history was brought about by the “Emperor System.”
From the time that the Japanese people were first unified by the Yamato Court up to the present day, a single dynasty of emperors has reigned over Japan. The fact that Japan has only had one Imperial House contributed greatly to its historical development and the happiness of its people. Mr. Ko Bunyu says that this is something that he, as a Taiwanese man observing Japan from the outside, is able to understand better than the Japanese themselves do.
While China has been ruled by numerous royal families in succession–about two hundred have been crowned as “emperor” in China’s successive dynasties–only one-third of them have died of natural causes. As explained by Chapter 3, this phenomenon created an extremely cruel and brutal history. It is no wonder that Emperor Taizong of the Song dynasty was struck with admiration for Japan’s stable imperial succession when he heard from monk Chonen of Japan’s Todai-ji Temple that an unbroken line of emperors had reigned over Japan since earliest times.
During the Tokugawa era, the Imperial Court maintained only a meager existence under the stifling hegemony of the Tokugawa shoguns. Foreigners who observed Japan from abroad often reflexively viewed the Imperial Court as nothing more than a senseless waste of money–even a fair number of Japanese people said the same thing. Under the circumstances, however, the Emperor dutifully performed religious rites passed down through the imperial line, and prayed for the peace and well-being of the Japanese people. Thus, the dignity, or ultimate authority, of the nation continued to rest on the Emperor. In other words, authority and power were separate ever since Japan’s early days as a state.
This authority or dignity played a decisive role at the time of national crisis; at the final years of the Edo period, the struggle between the Tokugawa shogunate and the Satuma/Chosu domain did not turn into a long-lasting and bloody feud but turned into a unification of the nation under Emperor’s authority. The Meiji restoration would not have been possible without the existence of the Emperor.

URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1121/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/KO-BUNYU-No.6.pdf
Profile of Ko Bunyu: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/72_S3.pdf

Questions are welcome.

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.199J ヒラリーのアメリカ

2018年2月2日 金曜日

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
ディネシュ・ドゥスーザ著(Regnery Publishing, 2016)
評者:Tadashi Hama



平成30年2月2日 「史実を世界に発信する会」茂木弘道拝

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Dinesh D’Souza
Regnery Publishing, 2016
Reviewed by Tadashi Hama
Recently, the Democrats and their “progressive” allies have been particularly strident in condemning the maltreatment of the American Indians and Black slavery, chastising “White Americans” for the former and “the South” for the latter. Upon closer examination, however, D’Souza states that responsibility for these ills rests squarely on the shoulders of the Democratic Party. D’Souza dismisses the popular notion that the Democratic Party is the party of the “common man,” of “racial equality, social justice, and equal opportunity,” and asserts that the Democratic Party, from its founding, is the party of “exploitation, murder, and plunder” and “white supremacy”.

D’Souza goes on to show that the Democratic Party was the “party of slavery,” a party that did everything it could to protect Black slavery in states where it was allowed and to spread it into new American states. The support base of the Democratic Party comprised of slave owners and those who saw slavery as a “natural and normal condition of society.” D’Souza points out that northern Democrats also supported slavery, dispelling the mistaken notion that only “southerners” supported slavery. Pro-slavery supporters said that slaves were fed, housed and otherwise taken care of–thus, slavery was “a blessing to the slave and a blessing to the master.” (In 1858, Republican US Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln derided slavery, a system wherein “you work and I eat, you toil and I will enjoy the fruits of it.”)

Book Review: URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/review-article/1116/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL/Hillarys-america.pdf

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.198J 新しい歴史教科書ーその11(6章)

2018年1月22日 月曜日

英訳シリーズ その11(完)



1. 歴史を学ぶとは、序章:歴史のとらえ方:http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_2/Introduction%20E%20version1.pdf
2. 第1章 古代までの日本 第1節:文明のあけぼの 2節 古代国家の形成 http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_2/Chapter%201%20Section%201,%202.pdf
3. 第1章 第3節:律令国家の形成 第4節:律令国家の展開
4. 第2章 中世の日本 第1節:武家政治の始まり 第2節:武家政治の展開 
5. 第3章 近世の日本 第1節:戦国時代から天下統一へ 第2節:江戸幕府の政治
6. 第3章 第3節:産業の発達と教育・文化の普及 第4節:幕府政治の展開
7. 第4章 近代の日本と世界(I) 第1節:欧米諸国のアジア進出 第2節:開国
8. 第4章 第3節:立憲国家と日清・日露戦争 第4節:近代産業と近代文明の形成
9. 第5章 近代の日本と世界(II) 第1節:第一次世界大戦とその影響
10. 第5章 第2節:第二次世界大戦と日本

平成30年1月22日 「史実を世界に発信する会」茂木弘道拝
New History Textbook for Middle School Students
Series No. 11, Chapter 6: Postwar Japan and the World – The Second Half of the Showa Period and the Heisei Period

Series No. 11 contains Chapter 6, Section 1: The Occupation and the Cold War, Section 2 – The Ascent of Japan During the Miracle Years and Section 3 – Japan and the World in the Twenty-First Century. With this chapter, this concludes the New History Textbook.
URL: http://www.sdh-fact.com/book-article/1112/
PDF: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_2/Chapter-6.pdf
Read the entire contents of the New History Textbook:
1. What Does It Mean To Learn History? Introduction: Understanding History
2. Chapter 1: Japan from Prehistory to Ancient Times – The Paleolithic, Jomon, Yayoi, Kofun, Asuka, Nara and Heian period: Section 1 & 2
3. Chapter 1: Section 3 and 4
4. Chapter 2: Medieval Japan – The Kamakura and Muromachi period: Section 1, 2, & 3
5. Chapter 3: Premodern Japan – The Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo Periods: Section 1 & 2
6. Chapter 3: Section 3 & 4
7. Chapter 4: Modern Japan and the World (Part 1) – From Final Years of Edo Shogunate and the End of the Meiji Period: Section 1 & 2
8. Chapter 4: Section 3 & 4
9. Chapter 5: Modern Japan and the World (Part 2) – The Taisho Period and the First Half of the Showa Period: Section 1
10. Chapter 5: Section 2

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

SDHF Newsletter No.197J 南京事件48人の証言 6

2018年1月17日 水曜日

その6―第二章 軍人の見た南京 1、陸軍(2)

    1、陸軍(2) 上記3名の証言です。


平成30年1月17日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

The Nanjing Incident: Japanese Eyewitness Accounts
-Testimony from 48 Japanese Who Were There-
By Ara Ken’ichi
No. 6: Chapter 2 Nanjing, as Observed by Japanese Soldiers
1. The Army, 22)~24)

We present No. 6 in this series, which contains Chapter 2: Nanjing, as Observed by Japanese Soldiers, 1. The Army, 22) – 24).
Mr. Okada Takashi’s (岡田尚) father, Aritami (有民), was one of the volunteers who assisted Chinese revolution from Meiji period to early Showa period. When Lieutenant General Matsui Iwane was a commander of the Taiwan Army of Japan, Mr. Okada Aritami was involved with the Fujian Provincial People’s Government together with Matsui. So, General Matsui and Aritami had a very close relationship. Once General Matsui was assigned Commander of the Shanghai Expeditionary Army, he asked Mr. Okada to become a special assistant to help him. Mr. Okada was fluent in the Shanghai dialect and knew many key persons in China.
Mr. Okada said there might have been disorder in Nanjing, as an inevitable part of war, but there were no incidents that could be called a “massacre”. He regrets and still cannot understand why Tang Shegzhi, commander in chief of the Nanjing Garrison, did not accept General Matsui’s call for surrender.
Colonel Tanida Isamu (谷田勇) belonged to the Imperial Way Faction. There was a rumor that when the 10th Army landed at Hangzhou Bay, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Yanagawa Heisuke told soldiers that even the mountains, rivers, plants, and trees, all were enemies…. Army Commander Yanagawa also belonged to the Imperial Way Faction. Colonel Tanida completely refuted this rumor. He said the Imperial Way Faction had a more friendly attitude to China than that of the rival Control Faction. During the First Shanghai-Incident, the Japanese Army destroyed the Chinese Army around Shanghai and returned to Japan, without leaving any soldiers there. During the “Within the Great Wall” Operation, the Japanese Army advanced to a location within hailing distance of Beijing, but concluded a cease-fire in Tanggu and withdrew to the Great Wall. These two operations were during the term of Army Minister Araki Sadao of the Imperial Way Faction. “So, it’s unimaginable that Lieutenant General Yanagawa, a member of the Imperial Way Faction, could have said such words,” Mr. Tanida said.
Captain Kaneko was in charge of supply and guarding rear areas. He said that he entered Nanjing on either the 13th or 14th, but saw neither saw no corpse nor heard any shooting. Since he was to go on to Hangzhou, he stayed in Nanjing for only one or two nights. So, he had no clear memory about what occurred inside Nanjing. No memory, meaning nothing extraordinary happened. He never heard of a “Nanjing Incident” until the Tokyo Trial (IMTEFE) and was totally surprised when he did.

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MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

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