Date of letter:February, 1993
Address of author:Wuhan City, Hubei Province
Date of event:1938
Location of event:Puyang City, Henan Province
Name of author:Bian Xiangchun
Name(s) of victim(s):Bian Xiangchun’s relatives
Type of atrocity:Murders (MU)
Other details:My hometown is a village in Puyang City, Henan Province. In 1938 when Japanese invaders attacked the village, my grandfather was shot to death by them and my grandfather’s cousin was buried alive.
I am a cadre of Hubei International Trade Corporation. I have one thing to ask you. Please take some time to reply to me while you are very busy .
After reading your article published on People’s Daily about claiming reparations against Japan, I went back to my hometown – Houbianguai Village, Puyang City, Hunan Province, conducted field investigation and then verified that there were two ancestors in my family killed by the Japanese army: one was the father of my grandfather who was shot and killed in 1938 and the other was the elder male cousin of my grandfather (no descendants) who was buried alive in 1938. My question is: Is this within the scope of reparations? If so, what procedures shall I go through?
I will appreciate it very much if you could reply. .
Hubei International Trade Corporation
Director of Enterprise Management Office
Address: No.4, North Jianghan Road, Wuhan City
Fax: 40114 HBIMP CN