This many Japanese soldiers were taken as prisoners of war during World War II.
7,500, out of an army that may have numbered 6.1 million at its peak. Japan’s warrior code of Bushido regarded surrender as a disgrace. Among the infantry 1.5 million are listed as killed in action and another 810,000 missing.
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