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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 1,406,948 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Otoya Yamaguchi is the 175th most popular social activist (down from 168th in 2019), the 349th most popular biography from Japan and the 4th most popular Japanese Social Activist.

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Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS

Among social activists, Otoya Yamaguchi ranks 175 out of 538Before him are Soh Jaipil, Fred Phelps, Kang Pan-sok, Mordechai Vanunu, Rudi Dutschke, and Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen. After him are Guru Ram Das, Salvador Puig Antich, Emily Davison, Andrés Bonifacio, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Yelena Bonner.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1943, Otoya Yamaguchi ranks 117Before him are Reinaldo Arenas, Michael Spence, Ri Chun-hee, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, and Tobe Hooper. After him are Richard Smalley, René Préval, Jack Bruce, Mohammed Badie, Griselda Blanco, and Oskar Lafontaine. Among people deceased in 1960, Otoya Yamaguchi ranks 43Before him are Salvatore Ferragamo, Norodom Suramarit, Clara Haskil, Soghomon Tehlirian, A. L. Kroeber, and Jussi Björling. After him are Jacques Becker, Frank Lloyd, Inejiro Asanuma, Leonard Woolley, Yan Xishan, and Paul Abraham.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Otoya Yamaguchi ranks 349 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Go-Nijō (1285), Emperor Sushun (520), Ikkyū (1394), Ichiyō Higuchi (1872), Tanaka Giichi (1864), and Takeshi Inoue (1928). After him are Emperor Toba (1103), Hideki Shirakawa (1936), Emperor Go-Fushimi (1288), Emperor Seiwa (850), Emperor Go-Uda (1267), and Oichi (1547).

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), Akira Amano (1973), and Jared Taylor (1951).