by C. W. Porter
On October 30, 1938, an actor named Orson Welles pretended to be a sole surviving radio announcer broadcasting from the ruins of a city destroyed by Martian invaders. Thousands of people abandoned their homes and fled in terror to escape octopus-like monsters ravaging the country in flying saucers equipped with death-rays; yet, a simple flick of the radio dial would have revealed that other stations were broadcasting normally.
Three years later, America faced another, even graver threat - a second invasion of flying-frying people-eating monsters and non-octopoidal humanoids: not this time from outer space, nor even yet from the Black Lagoon; but from a small island in the Pacific called Japan.
Known to naturalists for its omnivorous feeding habits - in contrast to the European variety - and for its aggressive nature - Fascisticus japanicus subsists on a diet of Japanese, Chinese, Filipinos, Americans and raw fish (Americans in particular are hard to clean - rendering this diet expensive).
That the Japanese are a nation of habitual cannibals has been repeatedly proven in War Crimes Trials (a sort of zoo).
The most famous of these War Crimes Trials was the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, or Tokyo Trial. The transcript is available in book form from Garland Publishing, 1000A Sherman Ave., Hamden CT 06514, or 136 Madison Ave, New York 10016-6753, under the title THE TOKYO WAR CRIMES TRIAL, edited by R. John Pritchard and Sonia Magbanua Zaide, ISBN 0-82404755-9.
The following eyewitness testimony is taken from these volumes:
Two men fled and hid nearby as the Japanese approached, but the Japanese bayonetted to death all five occupants of the house, one of whom was a three-year girl. The six Japanese ate the flesh from some of the bodies of their victims... the flesh of the little-girl was cut into small pieces, put on the ends of sticks and roasted over an open fire... the flesh of another victim was roasted or boiled with native vegetables. The flesh of three of the victims was consumed in this manner... After the Japanese left, two observers went into the house and saw a piece of human flesh inside of a bag left by one of the Japanese and also inside one of the kettles... (JAG Report 137, pp. 12,468-9 of mimeographed transcript; these reports quote testimony of unknown persons, often illiterates identified by first name only who are allowed to repeat hearsay and who could not be cross-examined).
I saw this from behind a tree and noticed Japanese cut his flesh from arms, legs, chest and hips... I was shocked at the scene and followed the Japanese just to find out what they do to the flesh. They cut the flesh to small pieces and fried it. About 1800 hours a Japanese high official (Major General) addressed about 150 Japanese. At the conclusion of the speech a piece of the fried flesh was given to all present, who ate it on the spot (Affidavit of Havildar Changiram, p. 14,130; Changiram was a totally unknown person who never appeared in court).
Towards the end of the Pacific War the Japanese Army and Navy descended to cannibalism, eating parts of the bodies of Allied prisoners whom they had unlawfully killed... At times this consumption of the flesh of their enemies was made into something of a festive occasion at officer quarters. Even officers of the rank of General and Rear-Admiral took part. Flesh of murdered prisoners or soup made from such flesh was served at meals..." (Judgment, IMTFE, pp. 45,674-5; hearsay repeated in interrogation written in English is taken as fact and upheld in the judgment).
Sake was served... it was said we should come to a party... Colonel KATO did not have enough drinks and things to go with the drinks... the question came up of where to get something in the line of meat and more sake. The general asked me about the execution and about getting some meat. Therefore, I telephoned personally to my headquarters that meat and ten sho of sugar cane rum be delivered to the 307th Battalion Headquarters. I do not recall now if the sugar cane rum was delivered or not, I know that the meat was... After the party at the 307th Battalion Headquarters where human flesh was served and eaten, on my way back I talked to Admiral MORI, and told Admiral MORI of the party. It was then that he told me to bring down a little human liver from the body of the next flyer to be executed... I also heard that flesh from this flyer was served in soup... human liver was eaten in the officers mess... MIYAZAKI returned to the naval headquarters with a portion of the liver... I then ordered Doctor TERAKI to go and cut out the liver... I ordered the removal of the liver previous to the execution... I had it cut and dried... It wasnt exactly a party, but they ate the liver at the 308th Battalion Headquarters that night. It was Halls liver... yes, definitely they ate it... During the Chinese-Japanese war human flesh and liver was eaten as a medicine... they were all saying that liver was good medicine for the stomach... these are the three times that I ate human flesh... I ate a small pill made from human liver in Singapore... ORDER REGARDING EATING OF FLESH OF AMERICAN FLYERS... The battalion wants to eat the flesh of the American aviator... attend the execution and have the liver and gall bladder removed..." (pp. 15,033-42). (Note use of gall bladder as culinary delicacy; above passages are from an interrogation written in English).
(Here they are forbidden to eat each other):
Those who eat human flesh (except that of the enemy) knowing it to be so, shall be sentenced to death... (p. 12,576; the document is an English translation of an original document which was not brought to court).
(Here they are executed for eating each other):
Troops must fight the Allies even to the extent of eating them... troops were permitted to eat the flesh of Allied dead but must not eat their own dead... four men were executed... for disobeying this order (p. 12,577; the document is an English translation of an original document no one has ever seen).
(Here they hate the taste of human flesh):
Of course, nobody relished the taste (p. 15,034).
(Here they love the taste of human flesh):
The evidence indicated that this cannibalism occurred when there was other food available... this horrible practice was indulged in from choice and not of necessity (Judgment, IMTFE, p. 45,675).
(Here they only eat people when they are hungry):
The flesh of the enemy should be eaten... all prisoners of war would be executed... the flesh would be eaten... we should fight and live on the flesh of our comrades and that of the enemy (pp. 15,134-5; hearsay quoted in an interrogation written in English).
The existence of gas chambers on remote islands is proven on page 40,535: Journal of Taiwan POW Camp Headquarters date 1 Aug 44
(Note: Japanese did not use Western system of dating)
... sets out plan for the final disposition of POWS... they may be disposed of in any way such as poisoning, bombing, gassing, drowning, decapitation... (The document is an English translation of an original which was not produced).
There were no acquittals. One of the Tokyo defendants, Umezu, petitioned for
clemency on the grounds that he was 70 years old and was dying of rectal cancer.
The Americans hanged him anyway. That takes gall.
Japs Ate My Gall Bladder by C. W. Porter
Translation of the above into Russian NEW IN RUSSIAN
The Myth of German Atrocities Against Prisoners by C.W. Porter
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/
Scarlet Memorial: Tales of Cannibalism in Modern China by Yi Zheng
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