Rabbit Island in Japan Has a Very Dark History

Okunoshima is now full of cute bunnies but used to be a top-secret poison factory

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The island of Okunoshima in Japan is famous for being the home of a lot of rabbits. It is even, rather unimaginatively, known as ‘Rabbit Island’ thanks to its estimated 1000 adorable twitchy-nosed residents. However, from 1929 to 1945, the island…




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Jason Ward

Jason Ward

Freelance Writer, Author, Journalist for 30 years. Mostly lives in Asia. www.jasonwardwriter.com, thewordofward@gmail.com Top writer in History and Culture.

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