SOCIAL ACTIVIST

Otoya Yamaguchi

1943 - 1960

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Otoya Yamaguchi (山口 二矢, Yamaguchi Otoya, 22 February 1943 – 2 November 1960) was a Japanese right-wing ultranationalist youth who assassinated Inejirō Asanuma, chairman of the Japan Socialist Party, on 12 October 1960. Yamaguchi rushed the stage and stabbed Asanuma with a wakizashi short sword while Asanuma was participating in a televised election debate at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo. Yamaguchi, who was 17 years of age at the time, had been a member of Bin Akao's far-right Greater Japan Patriotic Party, but had resigned earlier that year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otoya Yamaguchi has received more than 1,193,424 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Otoya Yamaguchi is the 168th most popular social activist (down from 147th in 2019), the 349th most popular biography from Japan (down from 302nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Japanese Social Activist.

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Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS

Among social activists, Otoya Yamaguchi ranks 168 out of 544Before him are Soh Jaipil, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Aliya Moldagulova, Abimael Guzmán, Moses Montefiore, and Kang Pan-sok. After him are Billy Milligan, Tiradentes, Ilya Ulyanov, Yelena Bonner, Vinoba Bhave, and Mary Dyer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1943, Otoya Yamaguchi ranks 100Before him are Eric Idle, Hervé Villechaize, Luis Carlos Galán, Alain de Benoist, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, and Arthur Ashe. After him are Thomas J. Sargent, Griselda Blanco, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Richard Sennett, Bob Woodward, and Fouad Siniora. Among people deceased in 1960, Otoya Yamaguchi ranks 45Before him are Antonie Pannekoek, Mack Sennett, Henri Guisan, Frank Lloyd, Jacques Becker, and Inejiro Asanuma. After him are Jussi Björling, Yan Xishan, Norodom Suramarit, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Vicki Baum, and Pierre Reverdy.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Otoya Yamaguchi ranks 349 out of 5,560Before him are Mamoru Shigemitsu (1887), Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855), Nobuyuki Kato (1920), Seki Takakazu (1642), Mitsuo Fuchida (1902), and Ashikaga Yoshiaki (1537). After him are Kenzō Takada (1939), Takashi Mizuno (1931), Kakuei Tanaka (1918), Oichi (1547), Kōki Hirota (1878), and Emperor Shōmu (701).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In Japan

Among social activists born in Japan, Otoya Yamaguchi ranks 4Before him are Sadako Sasaki (1943), Sakamoto Ryōma (1836), and Ishikawa Goemon (1558). After him are Itagaki Taisuke (1837), Toyohiko Kagawa (1888), Gotō Shōjirō (1838), Megumi Yokota (1964), Jared Taylor (1951), and Akira Amano (1973).