Yohei Kibe 岐部与平 (July 29)

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Yohei Kibe

Yohei Kibe

According to the written confession of Yohei Kibe in July 1954, he was born in Oita Prefecture, Japan in 1895. In June 1921, he served as officer of the Japanese Kwantung Government and chief of Finance Division of the puppet Dalian Civil Affairs Bureau. He became director-general of Social Welfare Department of the "Manchukuo" in April 1944. On 26 October 1945, he was arrested by the Soviet Army in Changchun.

Major offences:

After June 1939:while being governor of the puppet Andong Province, ordered to use "about 47,000" Chinese people as laborers, some of them "got sick or died due to bad living conditions" and "15 people died";

From 1939 to 1941:introduced 14 "Japanese pioneer immigration teams", altogether 650 households, into Mishan, Linkou, Hulin and Baoqing counties, taking the Chinese people's land by force;

1941:sold "676,000 liang (1 liang = 50 gram)" of opium to the Chinese people "inside the Donganhe region";

From September 1942 to 31 March 1944:during the term of governor of the puppet Jiandao Province of the "Manchukuo", ordered to "use 15,000" Chinese laborers to build roads for the military use of the Japanese Kwantung Army;

April 1943:to construct the airport in Yanji County, "in the name of military request, ordered Yanji County to expropriate 10 hectares of private land, affecting 3 families with15 people";

From 1942 to 1943:conscripted the Chinese people in areas under the administration, "conscripted a total of 12,000 Chinese people, and those in the prime years and were not conscripted were forced to join the labor teams according to law; during my term of office, I used around 12,000 able-bodied men every year, who did the same work as ordinary laborers"; I also sold "about 350,400 liang (1 liang = 50 gram)" of opium to the Chinese people in areas under the administration."

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