Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II

TitleHidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsTanaka, Yuki
Number of Pages267
PublisherWestview Press
CityBoulder, CO

This book documents for the first time previously hidden Japanese atrocities in World War II, including cannibalism; the slaughter and starvation of prisoners of war; the rape, enforced prostitution, and murder of noncombatants; and biological warfare experiments. Based on exhaustive research in previously closed archives, this book represents a landmark analysis of Japanese war crimes. The author explores individual atrocities in their broader social, psychological, and institutional milieu and places Japanese behavior during the war in the broader context of the dehumanization of men at war--without denying individual and national responsibility.

Original Publication1996
Reprint EditionReprint 2017, 2018; eBook 2017, 2018
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