19 july 2021

today i learned about the human experimentation and torture conducted by the japanese imperial army, in harbin, china, in between 1935 and 1945, on chinese, korean, and russian prisoners and civilians. the americans granted immunity to unit 731 in order to prevent the research data from being shared with the soviets, making the U.S. complicit in the human rights violations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731

as retold in ken liu's historical/speculative fiction piece, https://kenliu.name/binary/liu_the_man_who_ended_history.pdf