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Cancer Guy and Man-Cancer

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Item #: XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: General media and communications (via internet, telephone, and documentation) mentioning cases similar to SCP-XXXX instances are to be censored. MTF Beta-54 ("Lyapunov's Drifters") is to gather information via public institutions, and suppress them as needed. The list of keyphrases for interception is to be updated by the research team as required. Likewise, transaction of mobile phone contracts is to be monitored for activity of SCP-XXXX.

Samples from possible SCP-XXXX-related cases are to be sent to Laboratory 19 in the Oncological Wing at Site-155.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a East Asian male, measuring approximately 175 centimeters in height with BMI1 of 22.5 (slightly muscular) presumed by Foundation Standard Body Type Evaluation Method. It has an appearance in between about twenty and forty years of age.

SCP-XXXX is typically known to contact individuals suffering from malignant neoplasms, and in most cases, with their consent, removes their tumors with unknown means regardless their degrees of malignancy. This process causes no remarkable harm to the subject person2 beside agitation expected as normal psychological reaction.

Discovery: Incident XXXX-1: On 2017/5/6, SCP-XXXX appeared at a television production studio of a front company in ████████ Ward, Tokyo, Japan, where it was filmed while showing its anomalous function. It was during recording of a mini-program3, in which SCP-XXXX was scheduled to join as one of planned guests. Although relevant individuals have been amnesticized and corresponding records erased, videos showing below as transcription has been restored using AO-█████.

Approximately 7 minutes later, agents and guards arrived from the nearest site by the alarm device Agent Torishima has activated. SCP-XXXX has already disappeared then. People presented in the building when SCP-XXXX appeared for the program including Agent Torishima had no memory during the interaction with the object, and all the electric record relating to it has been disappeared.

Examination of the studio has showed several kinds of neurotransmitters including beta-Endorphin and genes characteristic of carcinoma cells that occur in the human nerves. Analysis has been inconclusive as to whether they are ingredients of matter SCP-XXXX has emitted. Furthermore, tests have failed to duplicate their suspected amnestizing and electronically disruptive effect.

In the subsequent research, it was discovered that at least 345 other cases similar to the one Mr. Takeuchi reported have occurred since 2006. In all known cases include Mr. Takeuchi's report and contact with the television station, SCP-XXXX was found to use prepay mobile phones purchased by several kinds of identification papers. These identification papers are assumed to show property similar to SCP-████.

Regardless of major investigation by the Foundation, SCP-XXXX's traces have been lost after this incident. It is unclear whether this was because the contact with the Foundation, or a television station in general (update: see addendum).

Notable Cases

case # date place
description memo
14 2006/7/7 Seoul, Republic of Korea
A family member of a woman in her forties scheduled to undergo surgery for pancreatic cancer interected with "a person with broken Korean" via blog comments, and disclosed her room number at the hospital. She was visited by the SCP-XXXX few hours later. The object touched the back of the woman over the clothes, and took out a chunk of flesh wrapped by skin in the same way as Incident XXXX-1. Similar "treatments" were performed in most cases. Majority of SCP-XXXX incidents have been happened in Japan. This is one of 17 cases identified outside Japan.
22 2008/9/18 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
A woman in her eighties, who had her one lung removed for stage III lung cancer, was contacted via a Twitter account of a grandchild living in the United States. Details are obscure as she was deceased by the time of investigation. It should be noted that Incident XXXX-23 took place the next day in the Tōhoku region, Japan. Most flights to Japan were canceled due to a large typhoon at the time. An case implying that SCP-XXXX was using unconventional means to travel.
29 2009/4/8 Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan
A teenage man with hematologic cancer was contacted by a private message accompanying points sending function, presumably via a post in a keyword for younger Flipnote Studio8 fans in Hatena Haiku9. In all other cases, SCP-XXXX has not received any reward for treatment. However, it accepted an offer of reward from the patient's grandfather. It hoped financial aid to help more people, and received a ten-thousand-yen note after a brief discussion. It was supposed to be consumed to make contract for a new prepay mobile phone later10.
40 2011/11/12 Ichikikushikino, Kagoshima, Japan
A man in his nineties suspected of recurrent prostate cancer was contacted via his great-granddaughter's Twitter account. Subsequently, her telephone number was obtained through unknown means, and Friend registration on Line was done before further interaction. Information could not be obtained from the subject himself due to progressed Alzheimer's disease. Before noon of the day, there has been multiple reports to the police that "a half-naked suspicious man is wandering in the lot" from the daycare center the subject is visiting. Upon inquiry, many of the then staff answered the object resembles that man. Contact with the subject has been done afterward in his home while his carers were taking their eyes off.
170 2013/3/4 Yachiyo, Chiba, Japan
A woman in her fifties. After diagnosis of stage IV colorectal cancer, she was hospitalized for second opinion examination. See below.

Incident XXXX-170: transcript of recording
The following log is a transcription of the recording made during Incident XXXX-170 by the subject's family member.

Afterward, SCP-XXXX put on a upper garment, and left the room. Several security cameras filmed the object walking the hallway, but no further beyond the point it turned the corner at the end. Any eyewitnesses were not available other than two nurses.




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Problem concerning so-called 'Yōkai Yokochō' project and local political situation surrounding it in Japan

Summary

Effort to support waning local economy with a particular idea, an abnormal community as a tourist attraction, by politicians are ongoing in Osaka, Japan. Potentially serious concern about influence to residents and visitors exists. Abnormal communities in Japan are virtually deemed as illegal occupants by legal authorities, and their residents' average living condition is relatively poor compared to normal population.

Keywords

Shūshū-In, IJAMEA, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Public Security Bureau Paranormal Affairs Division, Yōkai Power de Mach wo Genki ni Suru Ōsakajin no Kai

Historical Background

Japan has historically rich culture embracing diverse abnormal communities although they has been getting scarcer and scarcer in recent years. Some scholars and informed circles point its root in disbandment of Shūshū-In in 1945, while some further backward blames access of Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) to it in 1930s. In either case, it is considered Shūshū-In has had been in charge of bridging two kinds of communities, one of normal humans and ones of abnormal beings, which had been in times past a function of Onmyōryō, an equivalent organization to it in pre-Meiji days, and was later succeeded by Shūshū-In. One of few remaining documents addressing both organizations in the early Meiji period says:

After announcement of Seitaisho and abolition of the han system14, in the perspective of civilization, it is determined to shed old superstition, and abolishment of Shūshū-In accordingly, though immediate after restructuring from Onmyōryō, will be inarguably good for Nation.

Specialists often see this as serious disregard of Onmyōryō's roll as a mediator between two worlds by the government; many old documents show claims of achievements concerning troubles involving abnormal entities by individuals who were thought to relate to Onmyōryō, but most of them are believed to be false and/or overly exaggerated — or, at least, seen as such by higher officials of the new regime. This might have served as a factor that pushed the government to abolishment in part. Interpretations vary greatly about the extent in which the government allowed — or, just overlooked, since Imperial Japanese Abnormal Matters Examination Agency (IJAMEA) might compare unfavorably both in abnormal technology and in the scale of the organization all its active period — underground activities of Shūshū-In; some see this as virtual sanction to the status quo, some as a proclamation of ideological negation for non-official Shinto abnormalities like one by the modern Chinese government based on materialism. Others think Japan's ratification of Veil Protocol worked preferably both for Shūshū-In and government authorities like IJAMEA, as the former could continue their business without being denounced publicly while the latter could utilize it as a good excuse for being unable to control them in an effective manner. But it's unlikely, or, at least, we must think different about early Meiji, because it was almost beginning of Taishō era when the draft of Veil Protocol has been officially proposed.

Around the same time, it is believed that the Royal Society for the Security, Containment, and Protection of Anomalous Artifacts, the American Secure Containment Initiative and a few other similar organizations approached the Meiji government inquiring whether any MAGINT15 organization like them existed. In an answer immediately after the abolishment of Shūshū-In, the government made one of the earliest references to IJAMEA. The extent how much members of Shūshū-In involved in IJAMEA initially is unclear, but several abnormal incidents that happened on foreign residents are believed to contribute to accumulation of an atmosphere that Shūshū-In's expertise, assets and personnel were needed to properly deal with abnormal hazards, rather than the earlyest 'pure western science' approach that has had been able to find only few clue to begin with, considering the new agency's inability shown so far. For example, they initially, sources suggest, just stored away any kind of abnormal goods that Onmyōryō kindly turned out unharmed as national treasures. But their interest was directed towards national security and military use of abnormality, since they were stylizing themselves as the army for abnormal warfare, rather than a police force or a hospital looking after affected people in abnormal incidents; it was attitude that painted a sinister picture for subsequent events.

In late 1890s, it was estimated that most of remaining heavy responsibilities of Shūshū-In, though not great in number, have had taken up similar posts within IJAMEA. It was also those days when Garyu Jiken (literally 'the crouching dragon incident') occurred, and IJA began to explicitly have a hand in Shūshū-In. Many of those members choose to retire or simply did not survive, and in spite of the blame laid on IJA, those vacant seats were filled with individuals who were thought to have the backing of IJA or involvement with it. This later led to formation of Ashifune Kikan in 1930, and further, Imperial Japanese Army Special Medical Corp, better known by its nickname 'Unit Negative Numbers.'

It is believed the aim of Unit Negative Numbers was to create a 'super soldier,' which led to, for example, requisition of people from abnormal communities both in mainland Japan and abroad, regardless of age, gender and health condition, in the form of their version of the notorious Yōkai Battalion. It is also known that in some case, normally enlisted non-abnormal individuals were examined on sorcerous potentials, and given training accordingly. Consequently, many presumes that Imperial Japan of its last days had one of the highest concentration and population of abnormal human/sapient entities in history. This situation, when the war has ended, eventually resulted in two problems; loss of personnel who were in charge of the mediation between communities, and those huge amount of presumed abnormal population displaced from their original places of settlement.

The most prominent example of the former would be severed interaction with kappa communities. Documents and testimony are scarce, but strongly show how multiple personnel has been reduced to one, one removed to Manchuria, and she eventually died near the northern border. Kappa is typical of sapient humanoid or semi-humanoid species that have exchanged contracts with normal human, which specifies when and where they can roam without crossing with a non-abnormal human community. Few frankly ignored it, but most population adhered well, seeking explicit authorization from the mediator of Onmyōryō. General population of Japan already has moved to believe it was mere a species of superstitions and fantasy, but the instinctive understanding that they would never see them again deeply scared their emotions.

The latter problem has been exacerbated intertwining with the former. For instance, an abnormal person formerly thought as non-abnormal would be ripped off of their family register, and testimonies often show that they were lured into accepting the military draft which abnormal people originally had exemption from. Obviously, they were thrown out of the battalion without the promised register that would have been given once the war ended. Or, in some cases, they were employed as official Shūshū-In members, mostly as mystics, and get the 'shadow' family resister dedicated for Shūshū-In personnel and abnormal civilians under its regulation. After disbandment of Shūshū-In in 1945, most of those newer staffers were deemed inessential, therefore they did not become subject to re-integration to successor organizations and, in not a few cases, could not regain any proper register without illegal means. This forced many of them life in the underground.

The organizations, the Japanese authorities and GHQ/SCAP became soon aware of this, and set about recovery of them, establishing a cooperation system in the form of a sector of the police operation. Hunt is thought to be mainly centered criminal organizations and harmful entities, either human or not. Exact volume of a take and duration of this kind of operations is unclear mainly due to clandestine nature of the main actor, the Foundation. After the lapse of SCAP, the Government of Japan established an entity that later would be the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Public Security Bureau Paranormal Affairs Division of today, but it has been sorely about scrutinizing on abnormal communities as potential anti-social elements, rather than for human rights relief.

Those distress peaked in the 1960s when a wave of anti-Vietnam War movements reached the communities, which resulted in bombing of the Yasuda auditorium by the Global Occult Coalition (GOC) that killed more than 200 people, who mostly are the aged, women or children taking shelter from an assault by ground forces, and even thought to be almost non-abnormal. GOC defensed itself citing a threat of ex-Yōkai battalion abnormal humanoids, but afterwards the Assistant Director of the Far East Division was reprimanded for their 'excessive anti-Communism attitude.' Eventually, it is believed that memory-loss manipulation, disinformation and political maneuvering by the Foundation successfully swayed political attitudes of the general public to let peace movements decline, concealed those incidents, and conclusively disconnected abnormal communities from the rest of the society. Today, Paranormal Affairs Division estimates that there are approximately 90,000 of those 'Yōkai Yokochō' residents. It would be actually about 100,000 or more, considering some in and out by the outside population who utilizes transfer sorceries, which the majority of residents cannot use.

So what can, and may we do with their communities, for their future? Maybe it's nice to visit yokochō almost frozen in the days of late 60s, indulge yourself in some sentimental nostalgia and drop a little money. Maybe you can take a glimpse into magical life of yōkai, though most, if not all, residents are thought to be non-abnormal as of today. Maybe it's not good to disturb a rather quiet neighborhood, substantially forcing them to labor after almost nothing but degrading feelings, or outrightly exploiting vulnerable population as cheap labor force, sexually, or magically (You'd be lucky if you're yet to hear that misogynous joke instructors of GOC make about abnormal women!). Or even gentrify there. Maybe. In any way, it is us outside who have heavier responsibility to the course of matters for them.

A long time external adviser for the Manna Charitable Foundation, Dr. Cornelius Balonon is a researcher whose specialty is history of paranormal communities, especially MAGINT agencies in WW2 East Asia. The 2nd annual meeting of American Association of Paranormal History in Three Portlands is scheduled on Thursday, 10th January through Friday, 13th. Dr. Balonon will be on the panel for a symposium, titled "the Yōkai Battalion and its non-combatant legacies: in the 20th prime anniversary of WW2," in the 4th day. The symposium is scheduled to start at 2:00 AM, the hour of yōkai.