Japan probes possible WWII prisoner experiment site (BBC)

The excavation was ordered after former nurse Toyo Ishii spoke out

21 February 2011 Last updated at 04:39 ET

Excavations are beginning at the site of a former medical school in Japan which could yield evidence of war-time experiments on prisoners.

The site in western Tokyo is said to be linked to Unit 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army, which used prisoners for biological warfare experiments.



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