Japanese in the Chinese resistance to the Empire of Japan

Throughout the Second Sino-Japanese war (1937–1945), Japanese dissidents and Japanese prisoners of war (POWs) joined the Chinese in the war against the Empire of Japan.

The education of Japanese captives by the Eighth Route Army began in 1938. In November 1940 the Peasants' and Workers' School was established. It reeducated Japanese POWs who afterwards were involved in propaganda.[1]

Sanzo Nosaka, and Kaji Wataru joined the Chinese resistance. They reeducated Japanese POWs. Several organizations emerged during the war. The Anti-War League, the Japanese People's Emancipation League and a communist league.[2]

List of Japanese in the Chinese resistanceEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Roth, Andrew (1945). Dilemma in Japan. Little, Brown & Co.
  2. ^ Roth, Andrew (1945). Dilemma in Japan. Little, Brown & Co.

Further readingEdit

  • 早乙女 勝元 (1991). 延安からの手紙―日本軍の反戦兵士たち. 草の根出版会.
  • Kagawa Takashi, Maeda Mitsushige (1984). Japanese soldiers of the Eighth Route Army. Saimaru Shuppankai.
  • Pingchao Zhu (2015). Wartime Culture in Guilin, 1938–1944: A City at War. Lexington Books.
  • Israel Epstein. My China Eye: Memoirs of a Jew and a Journalist.
  • Ariyoshi, Koji (2000). From Kona to Yenan: The Political Memoirs of Koji Ariyoshi. University of Hawaii Press.
  • Kushner, Barak. The Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propaganda. pp. 137, 141–143.
  • Agnes Smedley (1972). Great Road. NYU Press. p. 388.
  • Xiaoyuan Liu. A Partnership for Disorder: China, the United States, and Their Policies for the Postwar Disposition of the Japanese Empire, 1941-1945.

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