The nation of Japan
conducted numerous experiments in an attempt to acquire weapons of mass destruction
before and during World War II
, but now has ceased production and abandoned experiments.
It remains the only country to have been attacked by an atomic weapon, which was by the United States
During the Sino-Japanese War
and World War II
, Unit 731
and other Special Research Units
of the Imperial Japanese Army
conducted human experimentation
on thousands, mostly Chinese
, Korean, Russian, American and other nationalities as well as some Japanese
criminals from the Japanese mainlands. In military campaigns, the Japanese army used biological weapons on Chinese soldiers and civilians.
This employment was largely viewed as ineffective, due to inefficient delivery systems. However, information has surfaced in the last decade, which alleges a more active Japanese usage. For example, firsthand accounts testify the Japanese infected civilians through the distribution of plague-infested foodstuffs, such as dumplings and vegetables.
There are also reports of contaminated water supplies. Such estimates report over 580,000 victims, largely due to plague and cholera outbreaks. In addition, repeated seasonal outbreaks after the conclusion of the war bring the death toll much higher.
During Changde chemical weapon attack
attacks, the Japanese also employed biological warfare
by intentionally spreading cholera
, bubonic plague
, and... Read More