During World War II, nearly 50,000 U.S. soldiers and civilians became prisoners of the Japanese. Approximately half of this total “were sent to do slave labor in the factories, shipyards and mines owned by Japan’s industrial giants, now among the richest in the world: Mitsui, Mitsubishi, Showa Denko, Nippon Steel, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and at least 40 other Japanese companies.”
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