China is building a museum on the site where the Imperial Japanese Army conducted live biological warfare experiments on prisoners during the war and plans to open part of the facility to the public next June, according to a Japanese activist involved in the project.

The museum is named after the notorious Unit 731, a medical research team set up by the Japanese army that historians say killed more than 3,000 prisoners of war, mostly Chinese and Russians, in experiments aimed at developing biological weapons at its facility in the suburbs of the city of Harbin.

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