Mitsubishi, Historical Revisionism and Japanese Corporate Resistance to Chinese Forced Labor Redress

Author: William Underwood, William Underwood, Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University, in ZNet, Published on: 11 February 2006

This article examines the corporate counter-offensive to reparations claims for Chinese forced labor in Japan, as presented by defense lawyers for Mitsubishi Materials Corp... In startling closing arguments last September, Mitsubishi issued a blanket denial of historical facts routinely recognized by other Japanese courts, while heaping criticism on the Tokyo Trials and openly questioning whether Japan ever "invaded" China at all. [also refers to Mitsui Mining, Kajima, Nippon Yakin Kogyo, Rinko, Mitsubishi Cement, Hazama]

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Related companies: Hazama Kajima Mitsubishi Group Mitsubishi Materials (part of Mitsubishi Group) Mitsui Mining