By C. W. Porter
The tropical landscape of the Tokyo Trial transcript is rich in strange fauna and flora. A variety prevalent on the lowlands of Central China is known for the hypertrophic development of its organs of locomotion and perception, (particularly hearing). He is called the Universal Witness.
Despite its name, (Ah See in Chinese), the vision of this specimen is quite poor.
Like the Indestructible Witness, the Universal Witness is immune to shooting, bayonetting, and other forms of capital punishment; however, the Universal Witness is everywhere and sees everything; he sees though doors, walls, and obstacles.
I was the eye-witness... in such places as (list of 12 Chinese place names)... many others were killed in various other places... ten Japanese stabbed the left side of my abdomen with bayonets... The scar on the left side of my abdomen is an evidence (pp. 4,650).
(Note: affidavit was written in English in 1946 describing events in China in 1937, translated orally into Chinese prior to signature).
I and another were put to one side, and the Japanese used light machine guns to kill the rest... I helped throw the bodies in a pond by order of the Japanese... the same day in the afternoon I saw three Japanese rape a dumb girl... I was taken by Japanese soldiers again... they killed with the bayonet... on the same day in the afternoon I was taken to... and saw three Japanese soldiers set a fire... I saw another raping case... (p. 2,609).
(Note: this affidavit was written in English in 1946 describing events in China in 1937, complete with names of the Japanese responsible, with the names of their units, and was translated orally from English to Chinese prior to signature).
I see with my very eyes the Japanese soldier raping a woman in a bath room, and his clothes outside, and then afterwards we discovered the bathroom door and found a woman naked and also weeping and downcast...
Now we went to the camp to try to get... to catch two Japanese who were reported to be living there... we saw one Japanese still sitting there, with a woman on the corner and weeping... and that man was sitting there with his head low there... once we caught a Japanese raping, and he was naked. He was sleeping... I know another case where because of the boatman... he told me this: where he saw that too on his boat, it happened on his boat... after raping, the Japanese asked the old man in that family, isnt that good?... I forgot to say that when the Japanese asked the older man whether it is good or not, he wanted the old man to rape that young girl so all the girls -now I saw this - they all jumped into the river. So the whole family jumped into the river and all drowned. This is not second-hand story. This is real, real and genuine, and we have, we know that, the boatman has been with us for a long time (pp. 2,569-2,573).
(Note: the witness claimed to have a Ph. D. from the University of Illinois at the age of 13).
I can say the few instances of patients that I treated during the time immediately following the fall of Nanking, but I will not be able to give their names, except in the case of two... one case... is that of a young woman of forty, who was brought to the hospital with the back of her neck having a laceration severing all the muscles of her neck, and leaving the head very precariously balanced... there was no doubt in our minds that the work was that of a Japanese soldier...
Q: You say that the woman of about 40 had a wound in her neck and the muscles were cut and were hanging loose. But what was this caused by?
A: A Japanese sword... (pp. 2,534; 2,552-3).
(Testimony of Dr. Robert O. Wilson).
They attempted to cut off her head. The muscles of the neck had been cut but they failed to sever the spinal cord. She feigned death but dragged herself to the hospital... Dr. Wilson is trying to patch her up and thinks she may have a chance to live... (p. 4,476).
Note: this is the same woman. First quotes are from Dr. Wilson. Wilsons hospital at Nanking had 180 beds. Wilson claimed that 500,000 people were in Nanking at this time; many patients were turned away, but he could not say how many. If the Japanese injured 200 people, Wilsons testimony is true.
Second quote is from mimeographed diary of James H. McCallum; McCallum was an unknown person who did not appear to testify; one of the American defense attorneys had defended a James H. McCallum on a charge of mail fraud in Ohio; the defendant jumped bail and was never caught. It was never learned whether this was the same James H. McCallum).
... approximately 260,000 dead... over 300,000 victims were reported... it is believed that over 200,000 more are yet to be confirmed... more than 200,000 were murdered... more than 300,000 people killed... the total number of victims killed totalled - I wish to say there is a typographical error there - the number should read 278,586... the total number of bodies buried... totalled more than 155,300....
OBJECTION: Mr. Brooks calls my attention to the fact that in another portion of the affidavit is contained the statement that 300,000 were killed in Nanking, and as I understand it the total population of Nanking is only 200,000...
THE PRESIDENT: ... the judges will be just as vigilant as the defense to see that evidence which is indefinite or vague, or sweeping assertions which are not supported by evidence, are rejected (pp. 4,537-51).
(Note: the quotes are from two war crimes reports prepared by the Nanking Procurator Generals office in 1946 relating to events of 1937. Material on which conclusions are based are not attached to the reports. Also included are several reports of burial societies. The reports are quite short.
According to the defense, 20 cases of rape by young recruits were reported to headquarters in Tokyo, 3 trials were held; 1 officer was executed and 2 soldiers imprisoned. Elsewhere it is stated that up to 100 trials of Japanese soldiers were held; elsewhere, that 180 cases per week were being reported from possibly hostile sources. One defense witness admitted that atrocities in Nanking were very severe; what this means in terms of numbers is hard to guess.
Mass rape was a crime allegedly committed by Japanese in all theatres of war as part of a Common Plan. It seems obvious that such a plan would be incompatible with discipline and that any army following such a plan would be immediately defeated.
At the time of these events, the Chinese Nationalists were co-operating with the Communists under the terms of the Shan Agreement to expel the Japanese from China, and the Japanese were the victims of considerable Communist propaganda, not only in China, but elsewhere.
It appears that Japanese atrocities at Nanking (to the extent to which they have any reality at all) were a reprisal for Chinese atrocities against Japanese residents in China at Tung Chow on July 29, 1937, atrocities which included rape. It was pointed out by the prosecution that murder could be justified on the grounds of reprisal, but that rape could not be.
The Tokyo War Crimes Trial by C.W. Porter
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Translation of the above into Russian NEW IN RUSSIAN
The Myth of Japanese Atrocities Against Prisoners in Mukden by C.W. Porter
Japan was Provoked into a War of Self Defense by C.W. Porter
The Myth of Japanese Atrocities at Nanking by C. W. Porter
Affidavits in Foreign Languages by C.W. Porter
Recommended site for Japanese revisionism: http://www.jiyuushikan.org/e/
CARLOS W. PORTER
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT NANKING: The Refutation of a Common Myth, by Tanaka Masaaki
THE ALLEGED NANKING MASSACRE: Japan's Refutation to China's Forged Claims, by Tadao Takamoto, Yasuo
NANKING: ANATOMY OF AN ATROCITY, by Masihiro Yamamoto
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