CHINA: They Make Mischief

Four months after the Japanese surrender, China grappled with the problem of the surrendered Japanese who still cluttered China's landscape. Of 3,000,000 Japanese soldiers and civilians in China on V-J day, the vast majority were still waiting for shipment home.

Policemen. A quarter of a million Japanese troops were still armed and on duty in North China. Most were guarding towns and communications against Communist and other guerrillas. Their commander was slight, polite General Yasuji Okamura, 62.

Technically, Prisoner Okamura took orders from Chungking. But he still carried on from a comfortable...

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