|Type||Â Â Â||Prison Camp|
|Historical Name of Location||Â Â Â||Tokyo, Japan|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseFuchu Prison was opened in Jun 1935. It was located in the city of Fuchu in the Tokyo metropolitan area in Japan. From its establishment through the end of WW2 in 1945, although it did hold common criminals, Fuchu was best known for its population of political prisoners, which included communists, members of banned religious groups, and members of Korean independence movements. Some of the better known prisoners included communists Kyuichi Tokuda, Yoshio Shiga, and Kim Chon-hae. Its operation continued uninterrupted through the date of this writing in 2019. As of Dec 2015, it had a population of 2,086 prisoners.
Last Major Update: Apr 2019
Fuchu Prison Timeline
|10 Oct 1945Â||Japanese communist leaders Kyuichi Tokuda and Yoshio Shiga were freed after spending 18 years in Fuchu Prison in Tokyo, Japan. Before they were allowed outside the prison gate, they briefed the Allied General Headquarters on the party's plans in post war Japan.|
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