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The Second Peace Conference at The Hague in 1907. Photographer unknown

The Origins of Today’s Chemical Weapons Controversy in China–Japan Relations

Jeanne Guillemin
RUSI Journal, 4 October 2017
China, Japan, Global Security Issues, History, Pacific
Japan's activities in China form an important, but often underappreciated, part of the history of chemical weapons.

Japan’s use and storage of chemical weapons in the Second World War is a relatively unknown aspect of the conflict. Jeanne Guillemin explores the legacy of this issue and reflects on Beijing and Tokyo’s joint efforts to manage the abandoned weapons still present in China.

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