Japanese politician publicly assassinated ** Video **
Politics is a rough career and sometimes considered no holds barred. In these times of turbulence and dissension here in America, we tend to think we have it worse than anyone. Well, of course, that is not the case. Back in 1960 the leader of the Japanese Socialist Party, Inejiro Asanuma was participating in a debate for an upcoming election when 17-year-old Otoya Yamaguchi rushed the stage and impaled him on a yoroidoshi sword, killing him almost instantly. He technically died a very short time later while dr.’s tried to save his life. Yamaguchi was a militant nationalist, arrested immediately after and eventually killed himself in prison. The assassination was broadcast repeatedly after the incident and the socialist party dissolved shortly after. His second attempt at a stab was captured in a photograph which won the Pulitzer prize was taken by photojournalist Yasushi Nagao. That is the primary photo used in this article.