Contest to Kill 100 People with Swords.

Here's a story about a macabre 1937 contest between two Japanese officers in China during the Nanking Massacre:

In 1937, the Osaka Mainichi Shimbun and the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun covered a "contest" between two Japanese officers, Toshiaki Mukai and Tsuyoshi Noda, in which the two men vied to be the first to kill 100 people with a sword. The competition took place en route to Nanking, directly prior to the infamous "Nanking Massacre" ...

Both officers supposedly surpassed their goal during the heat of battle, making it impossible to determine which officer had actually won the contest. Therefore, they decided to begin another contest, with the aim being 150 kills. The Nichi Nichi headline pertaining to the event read "'Incredible Record' [in the Contest to] Behead 100 People—Mukai 106 – 105 Noda—Both 2nd Lieutenants Go Into Extra Innings".

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Inetgate, "comfort women" are forced to work as sex slaves in brothels to service soldiers. So yeah, I'd say comfort women is a form of Japanese atrocity during World War II.
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This review Jeff Kingston of the Japan Times by suggests that Minoru's book is anything but impartial:

Professor Minoru Kitamura of Ritsumeikan University raises important questions about Japan's rampage in Nanjing in 1937-38, but sadly comes up with misleading, biased and unconvincing answers. Promises to the contrary, there is nothing impartial about his narrative. Much of it rests on innuendo and unsubstantiated interpretations he passes off as "common sense." [...]

The discourse about Nanjing is very polarized in Japan. In one corner, you have the "Massacre School." It acknowledges horrific atrocities were perpetrated by Japanese troops and puts the death toll at around 100,000. In the opposite corner, there are the "illusionists." They deny the massacre happened and blame Chinese propaganda for unfairly blackening Japan's reputation.

Kitamura describes himself as a centrist, but concedes he has an affinity for the "Illusionist School." This raises doubts about his impartiality and conclusions.

I haven't read Minoru's book (it's not widely available in bookstores), but stories of Japanese atrocities during WW II are plentiful (the "comfort women" [wiki], for example)

Like the Holocaust deniers, there will be people who deny that the Japanese did anything wrong during the war.
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To Chris,

I think you are loving Ninja Stories.
And you know, Ninja Stories are fiction.
If you check wikipedia "Katana" entry, you know that test you are mentioned is only in novels.

To others:

Iris Chang's book contains many photoshoped content.
If you want to believe her assertion, you should check below book.
"The Politics of Nanjing: An Impartial Investigation" by Kitamura Minoru.
This book say author are trying to validate her assertion, but they can't find any evidence that proving her assertion.

About Nanking issue, some Japanese politician made a proposal to investigate that issue is with Japan, China and third party county, for example United States are good for distinguishing what is fact.
But China is reject this proposal.

What kind of thing the China communist hide?
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"Must be exhausting to decapitate 100 people with a sword"

A good ancient Japanese sword was able to cut through 3 human corpses in 1 shot (that was the quality benchmark test).
So, 100 necks? nothing.
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