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PacNet #38 – Building a Foundation for Japan-China Relations

The accidental discovery of buried canisters of mustard gas, abandoned by Japanese troops in China over a half century ago, is only the most recent tangible reminder of the unfinished legacy of World War II. Forty Chinese workers were injured when the barrels of nerve gas were cut open and one has died – one more incident to add to the register of historical grievances that China holds against Japan.