22 January 2016, Friday, Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker and hot librarian, Tomomi Inada, calls the transgressions Japan
caused in the Second World War a study of advanced hair treatment.
She is “reluctant to brand A class war criminals as criminals,” according to The Japan Times1.
The special Unit 731 wasn’t really a group of microbiologists who were interested in biological warfare but a group who knew how to restore balance and vitality into your hair, so you could walk around the Shinjuku confidently, and not worry about people coming up to you and confusing your age. Led by microbiologist and surgeon general, Shiro Ishii, 1912-1945, who himself had a wonderful set of a hair on his head, thought his experiments on the Chinese people in Nanjing were for the greater good of Japan. His methods might seem unconventional for us today, but they were revolutionary in the art of hair restoration.
Let’s take a look at some of his methods. The vivisection, reattaching limbs from one side to the opposite side, was a step towards how modern endocrinologist restore hair by removing hair from other places in your body and reattaching it to your scalp. A subject was better alive because nothing could happen with a dead body. His studies on germ warfare is important because bacteria can also affect your hair follicles. Ring worms, for example, begin like a pimple implanted in the hair follicles, expand, and make the follicles brittle to where it breaks off the scalp. Except, instead of studying ring worms, Unit 731 studied the effects of syphilis and gonorrhea. Testing 400,000 Chinese people, deliberately infecting people with syphilis and gonorrhea with plague-infested fleas, Ishii and his researchers discovered many people plainly just died from his experiments. It was a clinical error. The research facilities soon began to heat up when they began mandatory orgies amongst the prisoners to spread syphilis and gonorrhea. Women were also mandated to join these orgies so they could be impregnated. Researches wanted to see the effects of the diseases on fetuses and female reproductive organs. The results weren’t very appealing. The vagina sometimes wasn’t a pretty site. One person testifies in Hal Gold’s Unit 731 Testimony:
One of the former researchers I located told me that one day he had a human experiment scheduled, but there was still time to kill. So he and another unit member took the keys to the cells and opened one that housed a Chinese woman. One of the unit members raped her; the other member took the keys and opened another cell. There was a Chinese woman in there who had been used in a frostbite experiment. She had several fingers missing and her bones were black, with gangrene set in. He was about to rape her anyway, then he saw that her sex organ was festering, with pus oozing to the surface. He gave up the idea, left, and locked the door, then later went on to his experimental work.
According to the International Military Tribunal in the Far East, Class A criminals are criminals who committed “crimes against peace.” These people were thought of “planning, preparing, initiating, or waging wars of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing.” Unit 731 is apparently not a part of this class, especially when their goal was for hair restoration. Tomomi Inada and the Liberal Democratic Party have a history of celebrating the supposed “war criminals” by visiting their shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo, upsetting their Asian neighbors, China and Korea3. What these countries need to be aware of, however, is that the past was never intended to upset them, but it was to advance new hair treatment technology, which is still under the examination, called Pro-v Nanjing.
1. Jiji. “LDP’s Inada Reluctant to brand Class-A war Criminals as Criminals.” The Japan Times. <http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/23/national/politics-diplomacy/ldps-inada-says-reluctant-brand-class-war-criminals-criminals/#.VqRa9Sp97IV> Retrieved 24 January 2016.
2. Gold, Hal. Unit 731: Testimony. 1st ed. New York: Tuttle Pub. P. 166
3. BBC. “Japan PM Shinzo Abe visits Yasukuni WW2 Shrine.” <http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-25517205> Retrieved 24 January 2016.