Let's Support the Victims
of Nanjing Massacre/Unit 731/Indiscriminate Bombing in their Compensation
Lawsuit Against the Japanese Government!
In response to Mr. Hiroshi Oyama's request Canada
Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WW II in Asia
(ALPHA), Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association (JCCA)
Human Rights Committee and Canadian Jewish Congress (Pacific Region) would
like to urge you to participate in the letter writing campaign to support
the above-captioned victims (Nanjing Massacre/Unit 731/Indiscriminate Bombing
Case) by sending a support letter to Mr. Kou Ito (¥ì ÃÃ
è ), the Chief Judge, 24th Civil Division of Tokyo District
Court. The signed letter should be faxed to JCCA at (604)432-7017 or ALPHA
at (604)439-7738, or directly mailed/faxed to Mr. Hiroshi Oyama (§À¤s
§» ), chief counsel for this lawsuit. He will then present it
to the court.
Mr. Hiroshi Oyama
1-8-3 Sakuragoaka, Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo 156, JAPAN
The case was filed at the Tokyo District Court on
August 7, 1995. This is a major postwar compensation case, and the final
hearing had taken place on December 2, 1998. It is expected that the verdict
will be issued by the end of March 1999. The verdict on this case will
become a precedent and certainly affect other compensation cases.
It is important to demonstrate international concerns
and support, such as ours, in a timely manner. If possible, letters of
support should be sent out as soon as possible, or at latest by the end
of January 1999.
You can draft your own letter or add your remarks
in the form letter. We urge you to duplicate this information sheet and
the attached form letter and let your friends sign and send the letter.
Information Regarding the
Plaintiffs and Case Background
In total there are ten plaintiffs.
1) During the Nanjing Massacre Li
Xiuying (§õ ¨q ^ ) resisted a Japanese soldier
who tried to rape her and other soldiers slashed her. With 37 wounds she
almost died and had a miscarriage.
2) Suspected as spies Jing Lanzhi ¡]
·q Äõ ªÛ ¡^ and her husband Zhu
Zhiying¡] ¦¶ ¤§ ¬Õ ¡^
were arrested and tortured. She was released but her husband was sent to
Unit 731 and killed as a vivisection experiment victim.
3) Wang Ibing (¤ý ¥ç
§L ) : His father, Wang Yaoxuan (¤ý Ä£°a
) was arrested by Kenpei Tai
(Japanese military police). He was sent to Unit
731 and was killed there. Mr. Yutaka Mio, an ex-Kenpei, who
took the witness stand, had sent Wang Yaoxuan to Unit 731.
Wang Ibing's five siblings are also plaintiffs.
4) Another plaintiff is Wang Huimin (¤ý
¼z ±Ó ). Her elder brother Wang Dongshen (¤ýªF
¤É ) was arrested together with Wang Yaoxuan. Both
were sent to Unit 731 and killed there.
5) Gao Xiongfei ¡] °ª ºµ
¸ ) lost his right arm and his mother during the indiscriminate
bombing of non-combatant population areas.
This lawsuit is supported by the Society
to Support the Demands of Chinese War Victims (SuoPei)
. Address: 6th floor, Lapaz building, 2-33-10, Minamiohtsuka, Toshima-ku,
Tokyo, Japan .
Other Ongoing SuoPei Cases
Forced Relocation to Japan and Forced Labor.
Pingdingshan Incident ¡] ¥ ³»
¤s ¨Æ ¥ó¡^ ¡G 3,000 people were
massacred in Liaoning Province (¿ñ ¹ç ¬Ù
). The pretext for this slaughter was reprisal for cooperating with guerrillas
of the resistance movement.
Japan's Abandoned Poison Gas and Bombs.
For more information, please also consult the
Thekla Lit Canada ALPHA (604-439-7738) or
Tatsuo Kage JCCA Human Rights Committee (604-432-9017)