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From: Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 11:28:08 EST

Subject: Property Seiged by the Japanese after WWII

Hi, My name is Heather Lee and I am the granddaughter of Rosa Kadoorie of China. I know little about her history as it was too painful for her to tell. She died last year, leaving me with the mission of re-claiming her family's properties that were seized by the Japanese following W.W.II. What I know is that the Chinese government contacted her some years ago to re-claim her family's possessions, etc., but that she was not strong enough to battle all the red tape and terrible memories.

How can I begin this mission? Who do I contact? Please help me.

Thank you in advance.

From: Yoshiyuki Masaki

Subject: Proving photos

Are the Nanjing Massacre Photos Fake?

Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 01:35:26 +0900

... Recently a new webpage was made by the revisionists controlled by Tanaka Masaaki who, as you know, was secretary of Matsui Iwane and who falsified Matsui's diary in more than 900 places. He should be out of the game by having done such a shameful thing, but his webpage portrays Nanjing photos and say that they are fake photos, which we cannot overlook. Down below is his webpage. Take a look.

I can prove he is wrong with the two photos but for others I can only say he is wrong but cannot prove. I wonder if there is somebody there who can read Japanese and is familiar with the origin of the photos. If there is, I want him or her to prove that what Tanaka is saying about the photos is wrong. Hope we can do something about this and give a final blow to those who deny.

A Reply:

Thank you for informing us the latest development in Japan and thank you for your previous e-mail. ...

We have been expecting site like that to appear sooner or later. The fact speaks for itself. It saves us time to expose those revisionists. As for the photos, we will check and see what we can do.

On some WWW sites, we notice that some photos which have nothing to do with the Massacre are used as evidence. We tried to persuade those sites to be more critical about their display. Unfortunately, we have not been very successful.

On the other hand, we will add a few more photos about the Massacre which has been censored by the Japanese Military with its own stamp.

The Hall Maintainer

Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 10:53:48 -0700
From: "shinji.ueda"

Subject: Any diplomats who save Chinese lives in 1937-1938?

Hello! I am Shinji Ueda who study International Relations at Claremont Graduate School of California.

I am reserching foreign diplomats in China. Do you know any diplomats who save Chinese lives, or tried to save them, from the Japanese aggression in 1937-38?

Please let me know any information and send to my e-mail. My e-mail:

If you let me know anything about this, it will be really helpful for my research.

Thank you

Japanese occupation of Hong Kong: 1942-1945

Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 04:08:11 -0500

I'm looking for facts and figures on the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore.

I've heard stories that the Japanese killed 35,000 in Singapore in the first few months of occupation, and a large number were Chinese.

I've heard a similar figure for Hong Kong and Macau, but as in Singapore, found no references.

I've found plenty of WWW sites on Nanjing, but no luch with the others.

Can you help?

Richard Rongstad from

US gunboat sunk by Japan on December 12, 1937 near Nanjing

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 11:12:49 EST

Good Day..

I am looking for the name of the US gunboat sunk by Japan on December 12, 1937. I am not of the WWII generation, however, my Father is a veteran of the Pacific Theatre. I have learned a lot from this WEB site. I shall continue to read and become aware of that which is often left out of the history books.


Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 18:53:34 -0800
The gunboat you are inquiring about was the USS PANAY, the first American naval vessel ever sunk by the Japanese. There are two books available-with very similar titles:

Koginos, Manny T, The Panay Incident: Prelude to War, (Purdue,1967).
Perry, Hamilton D, The Panay Incident: Prelude to Pearl Harbor, (Macmillan,1969).
Jim Curry

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 16:35:40 CST
I still think you are referring to the PANAY (the sinking of which caused an international furore because it was apparently deliberately sunk despite being clearly marked as a neutral vessel), but the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITTANICA (the only source I could lay my hands on quickly) gives the date as 17 December 1937 (not the 12th).
Peter Sinfield

Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 17:31:54 -0500
the Japanese admitted wrongdoing in the sinking of the PANAY and THREE standard oil tankers and paid more then 2 million dollars. the sinking occured on Dec. 12, 1937 NOT on Dec. 17,1937. I have found the ENC. Brit. to have been wrong on more then one occasion.
Bill Grimes-Wyatt

Do Japanese politicians to revoke or alter Article Nine and begin rearming?

Date: Wed, 08 Nov 95 17:43:32 -0800
I am a law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law (USA) and doing a research paper on the inherent right of a sovereign state to do war usin Japan and Article Nine of its constitution as a case study. Do you have any other recent articles, speeches, or other publications showing the intent of Japanese politicians to revoke or alter Article Nine and begin rearming? I would greatly appreciate your help.
David Pottenger
P.S. I can read Japanese text.

My Uncle In China 1938-1942

Date: Sat, 19 Aug 1995 23:08:12 -0700
My name is Tom Moore. I live in Sacramento, California. I am doing research on my Uncle Emil Sylvan Scott. My uncle taught Chinese pilots in the Liu Chow and Kunming areas from 1938-1941. In August, 1941 he joined the China National Aviation Corporation (C.N.A.C.). He worked for C.N.A.C until his death, March 14, 1942, in the crash of a DC-2 (#31) that he flew for C.N.A.C. This accident took place just after take off from Knuming. My uncle was buried at a cemetery in or just outside of Kunming. In 1949 his remains were moved to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific overlooking Honolulu, Hawaii.
I am most interested in communicating with any one that might be able to assist me in my research.
Tom Moore
3643 Cattle Drive
Sacramento, California 95834-1476

Date: Sun, 20 Aug 1995 19:55:43 -0700
Thank you for your answer and offer to pass on my message about research on my Uncle Emil Sylvan Scott. Yes, you may give out my e-mail address - also, my home address and phone numbers, too.
Thanks again for your help.
Tom Moore
Telephone (916)927-0792
FAX (916)925-7647

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