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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 19:40:05 -0400
From: Ignatius Ding(need Email-980416) 
Subject: Press Release

         Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War
         Website http://WWW.SJWar.Org/, e-mail:
     P.O. Box 2066, Cupertino, CA 95015-2066, Phone: (415) 398-7758

                             Press Release
                              June 9, 1998

       The Forgotten Holocaust in Asia and the Pacific, 1931-1945
                     Japan's Germ Warfare in WW II

What:  An exhibition of photographs of Unit 731, Japan s secret wartime human
       experimentation program, and other examples of aggression against Asian
       countries during World War II.

Where: Navy Library, Avenue B, Treasure Island, San Francisco (behind the

When:  Grand Opening  July 5, 1998, 2 p.m.
       Exhibit        July 5 through July 19, 1998
                      Hours:  Sunday to Friday:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                              Saturday:  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

       This is part of the world tour of the exhibition, which includes
testimony by former Japanese soldiers and members of Unit 731.

       The exhibition is organized by the Global Alliance for Preserving the
History of WW II in Asia.  The Bay Area presentation is sponsored by the
Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War

       The exhibit includes video programs and photography of numerous
atrocities committed by the Japanese military in China and other Asian and
Pacific nations, such as the biochemical warfare lab experiments and
battlefield deployments, military sexual slavery, Nanking Massacre, killing and
torturing of Allied prisoners of war and civilian internees.  In addition,
there is an exhibit of WW II era stamp collection.

       Free admission.  Directions: Take the Bay Bridge (Interstate 80) and
exit at Treasure Island.  Stay on Avenue of Palms, go straight after entering
the front gate, turn right to California Avenue, turn left to Avenue B by the
Naval Chapel.  The library is on the left.

       Public transportation available -- call (415) 398-7758 for information.
Please visit our website at for additional information.

Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 13:54:40 -0400
From: Ignatius Ding(need Email-980416) 
Subject: Press Release

May 5, 1998                                   Gregory Rodriquez 202 625-0583
                                               e mail:
        (For information about Iris Chang, call Sabrina Bracco 212 207 7656)   
--Washington, DC.  Iris Chang, award-winning author of the best-seller Rape
of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust, will brief Congressional staff and the 
press at a panel on Japanese War Crimes during World War II: Implications 
for the U.S. in 1998 on Friday, May 8, 1998.
The briefing, which is co-sponsored by the Congressional Caucus on Women's
Issues and the Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus, will be held from 10:00 - 
11:15 a.m. in the U.S. Senate Russell Office Building, Room 385.
The purpose of the briefing is to provide information about atrocities that
resulted in the  rapes and deaths of hundreds of thousands Asian civilians 
during World War II, as well as  biological weapon experiments conducted on 
living U.S. soldiers who were POWs imprisoned by the Japanese military. 
Despite the confessions of some of those responsible for war crimes, the 
vast majority of the Japanese war criminals were never prosecuted by the 
U.S. and its Allies, and many became well-respected members of the Japanese 
medical establishment and government.  
In the U.S. today, the majority of history books fail to mention the more
than 80,000 Chinese women who were raped and the more than 260,000 Chinese 
men, women, and children who were murdered in Nanking during the few weeks 
following the Chinese surrender to the Japanese military. 
Iris Chang will briefly describe the rape of Nanking, and the cover-up 
that followed.  Dr. Robert Donihi, an American prosecutor at the Nuremberg 
trials who is also the last surviving U.S. prosecutor from the Tokyo war 
crimes trials following World War II, will describe why the U.S. did not 
support the prosecution of Japanese war criminals and will discuss 
strategies of how the U.S. government can finally set the historical 
record straight.
Sulia Chan, who as an NGO representative has worked with the U.N. to seek
justice for the Asian women who were forced into sexual slavery ("Comfort 
Women") during World War II, will briefly describe Congressional efforts 
to seek justice for those women.   
Gregory Rodriquez, the son of an American POW who was imprisoned by the
Japanese military in Mukden, China, will describe the failure of the U.S. 
government to acknowledge that American POWs were guinea pigs in 
biological experiments conducted by their Japanese captors.

 FCSPC Held Conference on Japanese Holocaust
    From: Long Chen   2/2/98

The Federation of Chinese Students and Professionals in Canada, along with
Ontario Chapter of Global Alliance for Perserving World War II History and
Hong Kong Veteran Association as well as other Chinese communities, held a
conference on Japanese holocaust on February 1st in Metro Hall, Toronto.  The
purpose of the conference is to reveal the truth to the public as this
miserable history is rarely known outside of Asia.

Since the second print of Iris Chang's book in December 1997, The Rape of
Nanking - a Forgotten Holocaust, FCSPC has launched a campaign to encourage
its members across Canada to buy the books and donate them to the public
libraries.  In the Toronto area, FCSPC's call for donation has received
enthusiastic responses and participation.  During the conference, FCSPC
donated 65 books, worth $2,500, to Ms. Gabriele Lundeen, CEO of Toronto
Public Library.

Nanking Conference at Princeton

Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 14:09:30 -0500

I represent a student organization in Princeton University which is organizing a conference to be held at the end of the year to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre. We've invited many experts in the field to participate, and also intend to have a photo exhibition and a film series. Thus far, the level of support from the academic community has been very encouraging. Our website contains a brief decription of our goals, the schedule of events, and a page of links (including one to your website). We'd be grateful if you could link to our site so that the conference will be publicized. Thanks.

Here are the details:


Academic conference to be held in Nov 97 at Princeton University to mark the 60th anniversary of the Rape of Nanking.

Please email me if you have any questions

I-Shin Chow

Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 14:37:59 -0800
From: Ignatius Ding 

          Global Alliance For Preserving The History Of WW-II In Asia
               P.O. Box 2066, Cupertino, California 95015 U.S.A.

                            International Symposium
                  Japanese Responsibility of WW II Atrocities
         Fairchild Auditorium, Stanford University School of Medicine
                           Palo Alto, California USA
                         December 6 - December 8, 1996

                               Conference Agenda

December 6, 1996 (Friday)

Time   Program                                      Speaker(s)

09:00  Opening Remarks                              M/C Iris Chang, Jinjun Cao

       Welcome                                      APTSJW Chair Betty Yuan

       Memorial Program:
          Poem Reading                              Lisa Yang
          Musical Performance                       Zhongjian Sun
          Silent Memorial of Victims of Japanese
          WW II Atrocities

       Alliance Chairman's Remarks                  Andrew H.K. Tu

       Keynote Speech: "The Unfinished Business"    Samuel Yang

09:30  The Reincarnation of Japanese Militarism     Tsuin-Ho Kwoh

09:50  Historical Background of the Diaoyutai       Yue-Him Tam

10:10  Review and Future Prospect of the Diaoyutai  Richard Chu
       Islands Dispute

10:30  Break

10:50  International Laws & Treaties: Compensation  Karen Parker
       for War Victims

11:20  Pending Litigations and Claims (Filed by     Etsuro Totsuka,
       Chinese and other Asian Victims)             Yat-Hing Ng

11:50  Legal Bases for Cases Pending in Japanese    Gilbert Hair
       Courts (Filed by Former Allied POWs and

12:20  Lunch & Writer's Forum                       Frank Hsu*

13:50  New Discovery of Japanese Biochemical        Takao Matsumura*, Hiromitsu
       Warfare During WW II                         Masuda, Eisuke Matsui, Wang
                                                    Xuan, Miwa Ichinose

15:10  Japan's Germ Warfare in Zhejiang During      Shijie Ying
       the War

15:40  Break

16:00  American WW II Veterans' Legal Claims and    Gregory Rodriguez
       the U.N. Resolutions for the "Survivors of
       Hirohito's Holocaust."

16:30  International Laws on Wars and Military      Yu-Long Ling

17:00  Pursuing for Redress and Distributing        Yu-Hwa Wei
       Atonement Funds

17:30  Recess

18:00  Dinner Banquet at the Ming's of Palo Alto
       Recognition of the Most Outstanding          Andrew H.K. Tu*
       Regional Activity and Progress Reports       Member Organizations

December 7, 1996 (Saturday)

Time   Program                                      Speaker(s)

09:00  Destruction of Chinese Intellectual          Jianmin Zhao
       Properties During the War

09:30  Unforgivable Ordeal of a British POW         John Owen Edwards

10:00  Japanese "Center of Disease Control"         Yong Xu
       in Northern China

10:30  Break

Penal Discussions:

10:50  1A. Public Education on the History of the   Theresa Chao*, Leland Yee,
           Sino-Japanese War and Atrocities         Ke-Lin Yang, Peter Hsia,
           (Schools, Public Forums, Books and       Young Shi
           Other Media)

       1B. Workshop and Case Study: How to          Karen Parker*, Gilbert Hair
           Prepare and Pursue Legal Cases Seeking
           for Redress from the Japanese

       1C. Chinese Government's Position on
           Reparation Issues

12:10  Lunch & Nominating Alliance Officers         Ping Tcheng*
               (1996 - 1998)

13:40  2A. From Tours of Photography Exhibit        Charles Shao*, Betty Lu,
            to Permanent Museum Displays            T.C. Peng, Jesse Feng,
                                                    Thekla Lit

       2B. Establish Global Project Team Seeking    Sulia Chan*, Ping Tcheng,
           Redress from the Japanese Government     Kian Seng Soon, Lien-Fu Kuo,
                                                    Ignatius Ding

15:00  Break

15:10  3A. Establishment and Utilization of a       Andrew H.K. Tu*, Tsuin-Ho
           Permanent Foundation                     Kwoh, John Tsu, David Tsang,
                                                    C.C. Tian

       3B. Mainstream Media Campaign Workshop       KaiMay Yuen Terry*,
                                                    Ignatius Ding, Daniel Kwan,
                                                    Gregory Rodriguez, Jinjun

16:30  Break

16:40  4A. Military Sexual Slavery by Japan:        Byong Moon Kim
           Movement Seeking Justice for Victims     Bi-Ching Chang
           and Its Implications Demands by the
           surviving victims

       4B. Chinese & Japanese Legislative           David Chien*, Kuen-Chen Fu,
           Representatives                          Kuo-Yu Han, Shoji Motooka

17:30  Recess

18:00  Dinner Banquet & Introduce New Officers      Ping Tcheng*
                        (1996 - 1998)

19:30  Viewing Docudrama Film: "Black Sun II:       T.F. Mou
       Rape of Nanking"

December 8, 1996 (Sunday)

Time   Program                                      Speaker(s)

09:00  Recognizing Japan's War Aggression: Peace    Akiko Tsutsui
       Activities in Japanese and Asian-American

09:20  Sino-Japanese Reconciliation: An American    Roy Wolff

09:40  Pre-requisites of Sino-Japanese              Qiqian Zhou

10:00  Historical Impact of the "Nanjing Massacre"  Zhaiwei Sun
       and Related Subjects

10:20  Break

10:40  International Media Campaign and             Gilbert Hair
       Congressional Lobbying

11:00  Summary Reports and Project Proposals        Ignatius Ding*

11:40  Conclusion                                   Yue-Him Tam

12:00  Closing Remarks                              M/C Iris Chang, Jinjun Cao
       Memorial Service for the Victims of the      James Yin*, Hong Rong
       "Nanjing Massacre"

12:30  Farewell Lunch

*  Denotes Session Moderator

Memorial Musical Performance
Photography Exhibit in San Francisco

Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 18:12:30 -0700 From: Ignatius Ding
Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War
P.O. Box 2066, Cupertino, CA 95015-2066

What: The Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War will sponsor a memorial musical performance and a photo exhibit to commemorate the 65th anniversary of "The Mukden Incident" - the beginning of the fall of Manchuria, the northeastern region of China, to the brutal Japanese invasion forces in 1931.

Where: Chinese Cultural Center, 750 Kearny St., 3/F, San Francisco Chinatown. Phone: (415) 398-7758. Alternative No.: (415) 668-1769/(408) 973-0688.

When: Performance - 2:00 to 4:00PM, September 8, 1996 (Sunday). Exhibit - September 7 to September 15, 10:00AM to 6:00PM; Closed on Monday, September 9.

The show will feature a number of accomplished performing artists from China and local groups from the Chinese American community.

Admission to both events is free. Tickets for the 9/8 event will be available to the public as follows (limited to 2 tickets per request):

- send a stamped, self-addressed envelop to APTSJW, PO Box 2066, Cupertino, CA 95015-2066, or

- stop by the APTSJW SF Office at 811 Sacramento Street, San Francisco (Phone: 415-398-7758), 10AM and 2PM, Mon. through Fri.

Asian Worldwork

From: Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 03:59:06 -0400

Dear Friends;

I am a Japanese graduate student in psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. I organize the following workshop in July, and look for more Asian participants, especially Chinese and Korean people. If anybody in your group are interested in this workshop, please contact me, We can offer scholarship.

Exploring the Root of Denial of "the Other"
- Accusation, Denial, and Transformation- Awareness and Resolution Workshop on East Asian Experiences and World War II

In the cross-cultural relationship, we often treat people from the different culture as "the Other," and have a tendency to deny the fact that they are the same human being. Towards the next century, for the global community, it is necessary to go beyond such an attitude, but, for that purpose, we first have to face the complicated and often unfortunate history from the past and to explore what made us to treat the same human being as "the Other."

In this Asian Worldwork, we first focus on the relationships among Asian countries; especially, the deep hurt of Asian people caused by what Japan did during the first half of this century, which has never been fully acknowledged, and has left unresolved through this century. Arnold and Amy Mindell, through individual work and group work, will help us to become aware of our deeper feelings about these issues, and to express them to each other. Then, we hope to investigate how the denial of "the Other" casts shadow both on the cross-cultural tensions, and on the today's social issues such as children's suicide, terrorism, environmental destructions, and etc. The encounter of people in a deeper level will help us to realize that denial of "the Other" is not the issue only among Asians. We believe that learning from this is also useful to explore the root of today's tensions and conflicts between Asians and Americans

Arnold and Amy Mindell, Ph.D. the renowned originators of Process Oriented Psychology (POP), began process work with individuals and families, and have developed it as Worldwork for large groups, especially with multi-ethnic groups. POP helps us to become aware of what we are feeling at a certain moment, how we are reacting, and then to express these feelings to each other. Expressing these feelings can be frightening, but it release creative, even caring energy, and this is the only way to genuine growth. POP has been practiced in more than 30 countries all over the world.

Date: July 4th & 5th. (9:00~17:00)
Place: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco.
Fee: $175 (Scholarship is available)
Information: Kenji School of California, 415-239-2917
*This workshop is a project of Inochi, U.S. Non-profit organization.

APTSJW Greets VP Al Gore in Silicon Valley

Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War
Press Release: April 29, 1996 From: Ignatius Ding Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 15:24:22 -0700

What: Representatives of APTSJW will meet with Vice President Al Gore, Jr. in a private reception during a local fundraising event for the Democratic National Committee.

Where: Home of George and Judith Marcus in Los Altos Hills, California.

When: 6:30-8:00PM, April 29, 1996 (Monday).

Mr. Gore will be the guest of honor for the evening. He will listen and exchange information with local political, business, and community leaders in several one- on-one private sessions.

APTSJW has prepared a whitepaper expressing its grave concern over the announcement of the expanded U.S.-Japanese joint security alliance during President Clinton's recent visit this month. The announcement indicates U.S. administration's support of the expansion of Japan's military capability and its role in the region - a development that will have certain negative and serious consequences.

APTSJW will also inform Mr. Gore its objection to American government's support of Japan's attempt to seek a permanent seat in the U.N. Security Council before it will formally apologize and pay atonements for its atrocious acts during the Sino-Japanese War.

Memorial event for 9 (September)-18 in Toronto

In Memory of Victims of Nanjing Massacre, and commemorate the "9-18", there will be a screening of the movie "In the Name of the Emperor (Remembering Nanjing 1937)" in the Auditorium of (OISE) Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, on Sunday, September 17, 1995, 2:00 pm. The address is 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto.

The event is sponsored by the Alliance in Memory of Victims of Nanjing Massacre (Toronto Chapter). There is a suggested minimum donation of $10 for the ticket, and also $50 for the Video.

For information or ticket, please email to or call Dick Chan at (416) 241-0719.

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