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1946: Takashi Sakai

On this date in 1946, Japan Gen. Takashi Sakai was shot by the World War II Allies at Nanking for war crimes. Fifty-eight years old at his death, Sakai had built his career in the 1920s and 1930s manning various commands in the occupation of China. Hours after Japan struck the U.S. at Pearl Harbor, […]
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