Celebrating The Assassination Of Inejiro Asanuma-October 12th 1960, Tokyo


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:-
http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2010/10/14/assassin-of-inejiro-asanuma-remembered-by-right-wing-groups-on-50-year-anniversary/

and

http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2010/11/03/assassin-of-inejiro-asanuma-honored-by-right-wing-groups-on-anniversary-of-suicide/

or read his far more eloquent piece using this video:-

http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2011/02/21/tokyo-rewind-right-wing-groups-commemorate-assassination-of-politician-inejiro-asanuma-50-years-later/

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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