Otoya Yamaguchi

“17 year old right-wing ultranationalist Otoya Yamaguchi drives his wakizashi blade into the abdomen of Inejiro Asanuma, pro-Chinese Communist leader of the socialist party. Three weeks after the assassination, Yamaguchi wrote on his cell wall: “Seven lives for my country. Long live His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor!” Yamaguchi then knotted strips of his bedsheet into a makeshift rope and used it to hang himself from a light fixture. (1960)

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