On October 12th 1960 Inejiro Asanuma the head of the Japanese socialist party was assassinated by ultra-rightist Otoya Yamaguchi during a televised rally.
50 years later Right wing groups celebrated the assassination by holding a ceremony to honor the assassination at Hibiya Park in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward.
3 weeks later they held another ceremony in celebration Of Yamaguchi’s suicide.
The Tokyo Reporter was there at the celebrations to take pictures/video and interview some of the Right wing participants.
For more on this you can visit the tokyo reporter blog:-
or read his far more eloquent piece using this video:-
He asked me to edit his pictures/video and audio into a short film about the event, and that’s what you can see at the head of this post.
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