The Japanese soldiers had Bushido Kodeks which said that a soldier should rather die then give up. For them a POW had no honor.
They treated the US soldiers terribly.
The terms of the Geneva Convention were ignored by the Japanese who made up rules and inflicted punishments at the whim of the Camp Commandant. There were more than 140,000 white prisoners in Japanese prisoner of war camps. Of these, one in three died from starvation, work and punishments or from diseases for which there were no medicines to treat.
As taught by the warrior code of the Japanese (Bushido), they treated conquered peoples as slaves, and prisoners were often abused or killed.
The prison was a horrible way to treat Confederate prisoners.
The Australians treated the Japanese well in POW camps and gave them better food and water than the Japanese gave them, better shelter, medical attention, clothing and cigarettes.
They were treated in accordance with the Geneva Convention. Australian prisoners of the Japanese were not.
Dorothy Still Danner has written: 'What a way to spend a war' -- subject(s): American Personal narratives, Biography, Japanese Prisoners and prisons, Nurses, Personal narratives, American, Prisoners and prisons, Japanese, Prisoners of war, World War, 1939-1945
Lord Akiyama did not treat his prisoners very well. He fed them and things but didn't love them in that sense
W. E. Johns has written: 'No surrender' -- subject(s): British Personal narratives, Japanese Prisoners and prisoners, Personal narratives, British, Prisoners and prisoners, Japanese, World War, 1939-1945
japanese people treat thier elders with a to of respect!
When the war ended.
Sword and bayonet.
Japanese made extensive use of labor forces composed to both prisoners of war and local peoples.
Japanese and most German prisoners remained confined to Allied camps. Many Italian prisoners were allowed out to work on farms in Britain and Australia and in many cases left the camps for the duration of the war. As for Allied prisoners in Axis hands, the Japanese and to a lesser extent the Germans required prisoners to work, in the case of the Japanese, often to death.
not good he beats them
Cornelius van Heekeren has written: 'Moord en brand' -- subject(s): Dutch Personal narratives, Japanese Prisoners and prisons, Personal narratives, Dutch, Prisoners and prisons, Japanese, World War, 1939-1945 'Batavia seint' 'Helden, hazen en honden' -- subject(s): Japanese Prisoners and prisons, Prisoners and prisons, Japanese, World War, 1939-1945
The code of Bushido is directly translated as "the way of the warrior". It was the code which became the standard living protocol for the Japanese soldier. The code itself does not state that prisoners are to be executed immediately. Many Japanese officers and soldiers believed and were told that in order to meet the standards of the warrior, they must not hesitate to kill the enemy. Therefore prisoners were executed to prove that they were worthy of being called warriors. Also the Japanese did not believe in surrender and as such, it was thought that all prisoners were lowly cowards who were too scared to meet their deaths. This was a bit at odds with Western ideas about surrender.
Australian POWs were treated as appallingly as other whites in Japanese camps. They were used as slave labour.
Very badly indeed. They were starved, beaten, tortured and executed for no reason. They were made to work until they dropped dead of exhaustion. It was also based on a sense of racial superiority and on the Bushido concept that these prisoners had dishornored themselves by their very act of surrender.
yes during the war
If you base it entirely on the treatment of prisoners of war, the British were much better at treating them fairly and with compassion. The Japanese treatment of prisoners involved torture and starvation.
Yoshitaka Tsukamoto has written: 'Takasago Maru ni naku' -- subject(s): Japanese Personal narratives, Personal narratives, Japanese, Prisoners and prisons, Russian, Prisoners of war, Russian Prisoners and prisons, World War, 1939-1945
The Japanese treated ALL Allied prisoners B A D L Y. The Empire of Japan was not a signatory to the Geneva Convention, therefore they were not bound to treat their prisoners humanely. The Code of Bushito dictated that Japanese Soldiers would never be captured. If they were, that brought shame not only to the man who surrendered, but to his family also. The Japanese applied this Code to Allied Prisoners, military & civilian alike, making them sub-human in the eyes of their captors. Simply put, Allied POWs were loathed by their Japanese captors. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com Answer AS RICHARD SAID ABOUT THE CODE OF BUSHITO. ALSO I BELEIVE ACCORDING TO THE SAME CODE,A PRISONER THAT WAS EXECUTED BY BEHEADING WAS CONSIDERED TO HAVE DIED WITH HONOR. HOWEVER WESTERNERS FOUND IT A QUITE APPALLING WAY TO GO.(I AGREE)Further:Apart from the idological approach, which overstates the realities on the ground, there was a practiclal one. The Japanese army need a labour force. The POW were impressed as slaves to build military railways, work in mines, war production. Australian prisoners were used along with other prisoners and inhabitants of the conquered countries as labourers on the Siam-Burma railway construction and in Japan in mining and industry. This had nothing to do with ideology. As a Japanese said 'many men must die' meaning that the work would be unrelentingly severe to achieve the aim of the railway construction - to support the Burma campaign - nothing to do with Bushido.