The Japanese “Kill 100 People with Sword” Contest in 1937

It’s one of the lesser known facts of history but did you know that in 1937, two Japanese officers named Toshiaki Mukai and Tsuyoshi Noda held a contest over who was the first to succeed in killing a 100 people with his sword (Magoroku)? Mukai and Noda were both two young second lieutenants in the Katagiri Regiment’s Toyama Battalion and …

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