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Midori: And the 1000 Stitch Belt

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"Midori and the 1000 Stitch Belt" is a fictionalized account of the Pacific theatre of World War II told through the unique perspective of a courageous Japanese midwife wedded to a General in the Imperial Japanese Army. Her husband, General Tanoka, led the barbarous assault on China in 1937 ending with the slaughter of 330,000 innocent civilians at Nanking. It tells of her...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published December 22nd 2010 by Outskirts Press
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Vicky Tgaw
This book is sort of like a "Forrest Gump" of war atrocities. It follows a single family and their experiences during World War II. Just within that family, it hits upon:

- The Rape of Nanking and beheading contests of prisoners of war
- The Ohka Kamikaze gliders and their teenage "pilots" (which I had no idea about until reading this book.
- Unit 731 and its human experimentation
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I did find some passages/dialogue redundant. However, I recognize that may be...more
Ryan Somma
This is a fictional book that covers some very disturbing subject matter. It is the story of a Japanese mother who has lost her husband to the war and has three sons taking part in it as well. Part of the story covers the Japanese invasion of China and the not-so-well-known "Rape of Nanking" where Japanese soldiers committed horrible atrocities against men, women, and children of an occupied city, but it also covers other obscure elements of the Japanese military, like training youth to pilot bo...more
C. Thomas
Jul 12, 2013 C. Thomas rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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