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3 May 1928

China
  • Takashi Sakai met with Chiang Kaishek in Shandong Province, China, declaring that the Japanese troops in the Jinan area were tasked only with the protection of Japanese nationals, and promising that they would withdraw from Jinan within days. Chiang was persuaded of Sakai's sincerity. Within hours, however, Japanese troops would attack Chinese troops and civilians in the city. 18 Chinese officials were arrested and executed by the Japanese; Chinese intelligence later determined that Sakai might have personally given the order for the executions. ww2dbase [Jinan Incident | Chiang Kaishek | Takashi Sakai | Shandong | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 3 May 1928
Autopsy being performed on a Japanese civilian victim of the Jinan Incident, Jinan, Shandong, China, circa 3 May 1928, photo 1 of 3Autopsy being performed on a Japanese civilian victim of the Jinan Incident, Jinan, Shandong, China, circa 3 May 1928, photo 2 of 3Autopsy being performed on a Japanese civilian victim of the Jinan Incident, Jinan, Shandong, China, circa 3 May 1928, photo 3 of 3

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