The Abandoned Poison Gas Plant of Okunoshima Island

Although Japan signed the 1925 Geneva Protocol – which prohibited the usage of chemical weaponry – this did not stop the government from building a chemical weapons plant on Okunoshima. The protocol didn’t actually ban the manufacturing and storage of chemical weapons, although the use of such toxic agents against humans was prohibited. This is probably why the factory was kept top secret at the time. The Japanese government even had the island removed from certain maps.

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Written by: Yohani Kamarudin

Photo: Kate Harrison

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