Did Shimadzu Enslave American GIs during World War II ???
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Thu May 31 17:05:50 EST 2001
Did Shimadzu Enslave American Soldiers?
Thousands of American GIs were tortured and starved while working as
slaves in Japanese mines during World War II according to an
investigative report entitled "Former Slaves Seek Justice" which was
broadcast by the ABC news magazine show 20/20 on May 25, 2001. Some
20,000 American soldiers were taken prisoner in the Pacific and put to
work as slave laborers for Japanese companies including the giant
Mitsubishi and Mitsui corporations, both of which have been named in
lawsuits brought by WWII veterans. Neither Mitsubishi nor Mitsui would
agree to be interviewed by 20/20 to discuss the lawsuit.... it's all
part of that LIE, DENY and CONCEAL mentality perfected by the Japanese
As noted back on July 1, 1997, there was a gapping void in the
Shimadzu company timeline from 1936 (when aircraft equipment
manufacturing started at Shimadzu) to 1947 according to published
corporate archives dated thru 1997. As a result of a query forwarded
to Shimadzu Consumer Alerts dated June 23, 1997 asking "did they
[Shimadzu] make instruments for the Nazi's or were their instruments
involved with American troop experiments the Japanese conducted,"
Shimadzu subsequently amended their corporate timeline sometime during
1998 to include other historical highlights dated 1939 and 1942 to
quell the notion that they may have, in fact, committed heinous,
illegal and dreadful crimes against humanity during World War II.
The questions still linger: 1) did Shimadzu make instruments for the
Nazi's, 2) were Shimadzu instruments involved with American troop
experiments conducted by the Japanese, 3) did any of Shimadzu's
aircraft equipment or technology find its way into Japanese aircraft
or aircraft carriers which were used to wage a surprise attack on the
United States at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and 4) did Shimadzu
enslave, torture and starve American soldiers during World War II? We
may never know unless Shimadzu comes clean and gives a full and
complete accounting of their bellicose activites during World War II.
But that seems highly unlikely! Therefore, they are probably guilty by
association. So, consider taking your analytical instrumentation,
medical, biotech and aerospace business elsewhere.... and don't look
n.b. Unfortunately, we are unaware of Shimadzu's brazen activities
during World War II but we would enthusiastically welcome any useful
and accurate contributions! Shouldn't customers from all over the
world be made aware of any unscrupulous activities involving Shimadzu
and the Axis powers during World War II.... particularly if they
willfully and deliberately alienated a race, religion, ethnic
background or nation of citizens!
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