SDHF Newsletter No.124J 戦争を仕掛けた中国になぜ謝らなければならないのだ 4

― 「日中戦争」は中国が起こした ―

第4回: <後編> 日本の対支政策


平成28年6月1日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

How China Started the Second Sino-Japanese War:
Why Should Japan Apologize to China?
By Moteki Hiromichi, Acting Chairman;
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact
Part 2 – The Marco Polo Bridge Incident and
the Battles of Shanghai and Nanking

The Marco Polo Bridge Incident was caused by the Chinese, as this was clearly noted in the opening article of a local ceasefire agreement signed four days after the clash on July 11 by Qin Dechun, Deputy Commander of China’s 29th Route Army, and Matsui Kyutaro, Chief of the Japanese Army Beijing Special Service Agency. The article reads: “The representative of the 29th Route Army expresses regret and will punish those responsible. He affirms his intention to take responsibility for preventing further such incidents in the future.”
The Shanghai Incident was the start of full-scale war initiated by Chiang Kai-shek’s China. The New York Times reported on August 31, 1937:

Foreigners Support Japan – Official foreign observers and officials of various foreign governments who participated in various conferences here in seeking to avoid the outbreak of local hostilities, agree that the Japanese exhibited the utmost restraint under provocation, even for several days keeping all of the Japanese landed force off the streets and strictly within their own barracks, although the move somewhat endangered Japanese lives and properties. ‘Opinions may differ regarding the responsibility for the opening of hostilities in the vicinity of Peiping early in July,’ said one foreign official who was a participant in the conferences held here before Aug. 13, ‘but concerning the Shanghai hostilities the records will justify only one decision. The Japanese did not want a repetition of the fighting here and exhibited forbearance and patience and did everything possible to avoid aggravating the situation. But they were literally pushed into the clash by the Chinese, who seemed intent on involving the foreign area and foreign interests in this clash.’

Careful examination of the historical facts shows that full responsibility for the Second Sino-Japanese War rests with China and not Japan.

Part 2 – The Marco Polo Bridge Incident and the Battles of Shanghai and Nanking

Questions are welcome.

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