KIM PETERSEN: Inside the Unit 731 Museum, visitors will see evidence of ·
biological and chemical weapons experiments that used squirrels, rats,
fleas, and humans as guinea pigs.
Clearly such experiments constituted insidious forms of torture. The
victims were mainly Chinese, but included Koreans and Russians, and even
some Americans. To the Japanese, however, their victims were not
humans; they were maruta (logs).
"Another shocking exhibit was of an airtight cubicle in which two
frightened, young girls were clinging to each other. Outside the cubicle
stood four Japanese observing and recording the effects of the poison
gas experiment. These experiments were repeated until the victims died."