“Chinese forces killed, wounded and captured over 1.5 million Japanese troops in the Anti-Japanese War,” said a report.
To commemorate the event, memorial events are being held across China.
Services in Nanjing will include “a candlelight vigil, a prayer assembly for peace, as well as press conferences and seminars,” said Zhu Chengshan, curator of the Nanjing Massacre Hall.
They were discovered during construction work in the early 1950s, said Yin Huai, president of the Jilin Provincial Archives in Changchun, capital of Jilin Province.
About ninety percent of the files are in Japanese, said the report. Former “comfort woman” Lee Yong-Soo (L) stands beside her supporters holding portraits of Chinese, Philippine, South Korean and Taiwanese comfort women who were sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, at a protest held in front of the Japanese parliament in Tokyo, in this 14 June 2007 file photo. The files are from archives of the military police corps of Japan’s Kwantung Army and the national bank of the puppet Manchurian regime, which are stored in Jilin Provincial Archives in northeast China. 1 to 10 in 1938, there were six “comfort women” for 1,200 soldiers, a ratio of 0, in Xiaguan district of east China’s Nanjing. 20, there were eleven more “comfort women”, representing a ratio of .
Former Filipino “comfort woman” Piedad Nobleza, 86, holds slogans during a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy in suburban Manila on Friday Aug. Elderly Filipino women and their supporters demanded Tokyo’s clear-cut apology and compensation for wartime sexual slavery by Japanese troops. Japan on 27 June 2007 brushed aside calls from US lawmakers for a fresh apology to wartime sex slaves, even as the former “comfort women” renewed their demands for Tokyo to acknowledge their plight. In five months since November 1944, the invading Japanese army paid 532,000 Japanese yen on setting up “comfort stations”.
Japan said the US move to pass a resolution calling for an “unambiguous” apology from Japan for the coercion of women into army brothels during World War II would not damage relations between the two allies. The expenditure was approved by the Kwantung Army, said a telephone record of the national bank of the puppet Manchurian regime.A Shinto priest (right) leads Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (center) as he visits the controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo, on Dec 26, 2013, in a move Beijing condemned as “absolutely unacceptable”. It was an atrocious anti-human crime and a dark page in the history of humanity, he said, Xinhua reported.The United States is “disappointed” by Mr Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni war shrine, which will raise regional tensions, its embassy in Tokyo said on Thursday, Dec 26, 2013. “Anyone who tries to deny the massacre will not be allowed by history, the souls of the 300,000 deceased victims, the 1.3 billion Chinese people, and all people who love peace and justice in the world,” said Xi.The files, which were kept by the invading Japanese army in Northeast China, were made public as “a response to Japan’s right-wing politicians’ denial of its wartime crimes in China,” said the report.Twenty-five files relate to ‘comfort women.’ The documents represent only a small fraction of about 100,000 wartime Japanese files, which were buried by the Japanese Imperial Army.Some Japanese history textbooks only offer brief references to the various war crimes, and members of the Liberal Democratic Party such as Shinzo Abe have denied some of the atrocities such as government involvement in abducting women to serve as “comfort women” (involuntary prostitutes).