Chinese victims of 1923 earthquake massacre commemorated in Japan

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-04 18:35:33|Editor: An


Mizuho Fukushima, deputy head of the Social Democratic Party of Japan, speaks during a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 4, 2017. Nearly 100 people attended a ceremony on Monday to commemorate the Chinese victims of a massacre in which over 6,000 Koreans and 700 Chinese were killed following the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. The earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck Japan's Kanto area on Sept. 1, 1923, causing over 140, 000 people casualties. In the violence after the quake fanned by Japanese militarists, over 6,000 Korean and 700 Chinese laborers and students living in Japan were brutally killed. (Xinhua/Ma Ping)

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