Another View of Japan

歴史問題の反論に使える・・かもしれない、資料を集めるブログです。

満洲国の様相

ジョージ・ブロンソン・リー

Or, if we want strong language, turn to page 159 of the Supplementary Documents of the League Commission of Inquiry, which reads:

The author is unacquainted with any instance in recent times where a Government has so ruthlessly, systematically and over so long a period of the time exploited and taxed its own people in such a disgraceful manner as have the Manchurian officials. The disgrace was all the greater because the burden was imposed on those least able to bear it and because practically nothing was given in return for what was taken. In short, it was nothing but monstrous official robbery, the extent and effects of which it is difficult to appreciate.

Summing up, the same investigator concludes:

...The Chinese currency situation prevailing in Manchuria on September 18, 1931, was appallingly bad, and stands as irrefutable testimony that the Chinese authorities were guilty of the most heinous offence against the millions of poor struggling humanity over whom they exercised jurisdiction.

The case for Manchoukuo | Hathi Trust Digital Library(166ページ)

 

もっと激しい言葉遣いがよければ、リットン調査団の補足文書の一五九ページに、以下のように出ている。

「筆者は、近世において満洲人官吏ほど、恥ずべき方法で情け容赦なく計画的に、長い期間に亘って人民を搾取し、税金をかけている政府の事例を全く知らない」

(田中秀雄『満洲国建国の正当性を弁護する』p.199より一部を抜粋)

 

"補足文書"をオンラインで見つけることはできていませんが、この引用文と同じものは Manchukuo; the founding of the new state in... | Hathi Trust Digital Library  19ページに出てきます。

 

 

フレデリック・ヴィンセント ウイリアム

The average man and woman believes that Manchuria has been sinned against, that Japan went in and gobbled the country. She went in there all right, but if you travel in Manchuria — Manchoukuo — you will find that Japan has so far played the role of Santa Claus there and that the Manchuurians are very happy about it. Their old masters, Russia and China, were cruel taskmasters and they suffered under them. It was Japan that brought them peace and security, stability in government and business, built them railroads, cities and towns, hospitals and schools.

Behind the news in China | Hathi Trust Digital Library(58ページ)

 

満州とは日本人が出かけて行って貪り食った、罪を犯した国だとごく普通の人たちは信じているだろう。日本がそこに行ったのは確かだ。しかしもし諸君が満州に行けば―満州国―日本はサンタクロースの役をこれまで演じていること、満州人が断然幸福であることを発見するだろう。

(田中秀雄『中国の戦争宣伝の内幕―日中戦争の真実』)

 

 

イギリス産業連盟の調査報告書(1934年)
The inhabitant of Manchukuo enjoy an increasing measure of security and ordered government. They are free from depredations and exactions by the military. They are subject a reasonable system of taxation which is fairly administered, and they have the advantage of a sound currency. Plan are being laid, and are being executed, for improvements in transportation, communication, inland, navigation, flood control, sanitation, hospitals, medical training, and the provision of school buildings hitherto lacking. From this it is easy to visualise the scope which Manchukuo offers as a market for industrial products.

Report of Mission to the Far East,... | Hathi Trust Digital Library(10ページ)

 

満洲国住民は治安対策の向上と秩序ある政府を与えられている。軍による掠奪と搾取はなくなった。課税制度は妥当なもので、公正に運営されている。住民は安定通貨を持つことができた。輸送、通信、沿岸航行、河川管理、公衆衛生、診療施設、医療訓練、そしてこれまで不足していた学校施設などの整備計画が立てられ、実施されている。
こうしたことから、満洲国の工業製品市場としての規模と将来性は容易に想像することができる。

(伊藤延司 (翻訳) ヘレン・ミアーズ『アメリカの鏡・日本』)

 

 

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