The Simon Wiesenthal Center proudly presents:
Accounts from Participants in Nanjing Massacre and Notorious Medical and Biological Weapons of Unit 731
WHEN: Sunday, August 16th TIME: 7:00 pm- 9:00pm CT (central time)
On August 16 the Simon Wiesenthal Center will host its first-ever live videoconference, linking Los Angeles and Tokyo, to present eyewitness testimony by former Japanese soldiers who participated in and witnessed atrocities during World War II in China and Manchuria against Chinese, American and other Allied prisoners of war. A Japanese activist and crusader on behalf of World War II 'Comfort Women' across Asia will also participate in the videoconference from Tokyo.
The conference will include a panel in Tokyo with eyewitnesses to the Nanjing massacre and the notorious medical and biological experiments of Unit 731; a former Japanese officer who trained recruits in the torture and beheading of innocent civilians, and other atrocities committed against them in China and Manchuria; and a former soldier who deposited typhus into the water supply in Manchuria.
This event will be broadcast live in both English and Japanese.
The trans-oceanic panel of experts will include:
- Professor Akira Fujiwara, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University, Japanese historian and expert, Nanjing massacre
- Professor Tokuji Kasahara, Professor Utsunomiya University, educator and expert, Nanjing massacre
- Professor Kenchi Tsuneishi, Professor, Kanagawa University, expert, Unit 731
- Rumiko Nishino, journalist and crusader on behalf of 'Comfort Women' in Asia
Los Angeles-based panel:
- Michael Parks, Editor and Executive Vice President, Los Angeles Times; former Bureau Chief in Beijing
- Dr. Alfred Balitzer, Professor, Political Science, Claremont McKenna College
- Representatives of the grass roots Asian American groups co-sponsoring the event including Dr. Kevin Chiang from Alliance in Memory of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre and a representative from Global Alliance for Preserving the Truth of the Sino-Japanese War
In addition to the above, a distinguished panel of Japanese, Chinese, and American historians are also scheduled to participate in the panel discussions.
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