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The Japanese Politician Assassinated on TV

The violent clash of two ideologies on national television

Calin Aneculaesei
Sep 11 · 4 min read
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Ultranationalist Otoya Yamaguchi getting ready to stab the Third Chairman of the Japan Socialist Party Inejiro Asanuma. Source: Wikicommons

Opposing the status quo

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Asanuma in 1948. Source: Wikicommons

An unfortunate end to a debate

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A yoroi-dōshi blade. Its name can be translated to “armour piercer”. Source: Wikicommons
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Calin Aneculaesei

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Student of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. History fanatic. Contact: aneculaeseicg@gmail.com

History of Yesterday

From the times that the pyramids were raised to the end of the cold war in this publication you will find it all. This is a publication that has been created to tell the stories of forgotten battles and fortunes that have crafted the world that we live in today.

Calin Aneculaesei

Written by

Student of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. History fanatic. Contact: aneculaeseicg@gmail.com

History of Yesterday

From the times that the pyramids were raised to the end of the cold war in this publication you will find it all. This is a publication that has been created to tell the stories of forgotten battles and fortunes that have crafted the world that we live in today.

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