The National Archive released today on its website the confession of a Japanese war criminal, who confirmed that he had personally set up a quarantine station at Yong’antai at Fushun Coal Mine, northeast China’s Liaoning province: "Because of their poor condition and physical weakness, many Chinese were thrown into the iron furnace and burned to death.”
KashiwaKano Yuichi wrote the above confession from July to August in 1954. He was born in 1890, in Hiroshima of Japan. He took part in the war of aggression in northeast China in 1932. During the war, he was the captain of the Japanese military police, and Police Commissioner of Manchukuo in Fushun City.
In Sept. 1941 in Fushun, he commanded the police to "hunt 250 fugitive Chinese coal workers, arrest them all, and execute a part of them".
In Fushun, he commanded the police to arrest the beggars in city once or twice a year. “About 200 to 300 beggars were arrested (the figure was corrected to 50 in KashiwaKano Yuichi’s confession on Aug. 1 in 1954). We abandoned the beggars in the mountains in Xingjing County. Some of them died due to their weak condition.”
KashiwaKano Yuichi personally set up the quarantine of infectious diseases at Fushun Coal Mine. Of 97 Chinese isolated, 54 died. “In quarantine No.25 at Yong’antai at Fushun Coal Mine, because of their poor condition and physical weakness, many Chinese were thrown into the iron furnace and burned to death.”
This article is edited and translated from 日战犯柏叶勇一自供：众多中国人被扔进铁矿炉烧死, Source: Chinanews.com