European Association for Japanese Studies


2019 | 30’ | Japan
Fritz Schumann

During World War II, the island of Ōkunoshima nearby Hiroshima was the biggest poison gas factory in Asia. An estimated amount of 9000 tons of chemical weapons was produced, mostly mustard gas – one gram was lethal, ten tons could kill the population of Tokyo.Today, Ōkunoshima is globally known as „bunny island“: Around 700 free hopping bunnies, a hotel and a tennis court distract from the reality: The chemical weapons are still in China and in Japan – and they‘re still dangerous.