L’étudiant martyr Japonais : Yamaguchi Otoya

L’étudiant martyr Japonais : Yamaguchi Otoya


Hello everyone ! We find ourselves for
a new video, a bit special, always of the series: «Learn more» which will not concern,
this time, exceptionally, not the war even though the event I’m going
talking in this video just happens15 years after the end of the second world war
! Let’s go, for the “Japanese Martyr student: Otoya Yamaguchi! It’s been a long time since I want to
talk about this subject but also about the subject global attitude and psychology
Japanese when they literally fart lead shots or show self-determination
fierce because this is an extremely subject interesting to address, especially to address,
more fully, the attitude of the Japanese during all the wars of Japan
in the 20th century. Let’s get back to the point. The biography of Otoya Yamaguchi is blurry,
although I managed to find information very interesting about his political commitment
in the far right of Japan and on the end of his life. Otoya Yamaguchi was born in 1943 in Tokyo
but studied much of his childhood in Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido, very young
already he is very interested in nationalism and participated very young already
to activities related to the latter, influenced by his brother (engaged in
Japanese self-defense forces [such as the father of two boys by the way] replacing
the regular army since the end of the second world war) that happens to be him
also, very right oriented (I’m talking of the brother). By the way, Otoya Yamaguchi
joined a party very early, that of Satoshi Akao (which we will see later)
Dai Nippon (The Great Patriotic Society Japanese by its full name) and not Uyoku
Dantai as a lot of site says because Uyoku Dantai groups together only
Japanese nationalist movements, that’s a whole, not to be confused. Otoya Yamaguchi is interested, moreover
in the news and reads the news very early, besides, during all his young years,
Yamaguchi learned to hate politicians, which will lead him to this heroic sacrifice. Otoya Yamaguchi, already heavily inked in
the nationalist ideal of the time, as I mentioned earlier, to interest
then to join the Dai Nippon, a party nationalist of the time led by Satoshi
Akao. He attends many speeches and is
very committed to the latter is during one of these speeches (from
creator and party leader Dai Nippon, Satoshi Akao in person) on May 10th, that Otoya Yamaguchi
had a revelation after Satoshi Akao had pronounced this sentence: “Japan is
on the eve of a revolution and youth must now face the left!
The latter, moreover, probably favored Yamaguchi in choosing his target as
we will see it later. Before this speech, Yamaguchi had had many
problems with justice especially because a virulent altercation (probably
even a fight) against a police officer during that Yamaguchi was distributing leaflets and a
dozen other incidents, and 12 May the same year, ie 2 days after having
attended the speech of Satoshi Akao, Yamaguchi had a probation of a duration of
4 years because of his behavior virulent and of all incidents in which
he was involved. May 29, 1960, just over 3 months
before the event that will make known Otoya Yamaguchi, the latter left the party
Dai Nippon (great patriotic society Japanese) with two other comrades, probably
because Yamaguchi already had a project in mind but that the latter did not want to wear
prejudice to the Dai Nippon party and its leader, Satoshi Akao. He would have declared just after
his act in October: “I do not think that I can stop the forces immediately
left even by undoing the leader of the left but I can not forgive them
guilt in all their actions up now, and by killing the leader, the actions
from all the left will now be limited. I hope the opinion of the general public will be
woken by one person (him). if had been possible, I would have liked to do it
with a trusted comrade but no one can not understand my determination, and he
would be obvious to Mr Akao (chief Dai Nippon party) that it would have been
a problem and that if I did it, that will harm the party. So I left the party and got a weapon. ” June 17th, probably the triggering event
in Yamaguchi’s mind for his future action, a young Japanese nationalist aggressed
Kawakami Shotaro, a major part of the party Japanese socialist or finds himself besides
the future victim of Yamaguchi, and you will see that these events and the two personalities
(Kawakami Shotaro and the victim of Yamaguchi, Inejiro Asanuma) of the Socialist Party are
Closely linked. Just after this event, Otoya Yamaguchi,
admiring, would have commented the action of the young nationalist involved and would have said, “If
I have to stab someone, I have to do it in order to kill my opponent. So I think the young assailant of
Kawakami Shotaro (the socialist politician therefore) tried to stab the latter,
but I did not find any trace of an aggression really serious so I just emit
an assumption about the meaning of Otoya’s sentence Yamaguchi in particular. On July 1st, Otoya Yamaguchi founds the Association
against the Commonwealth (society nations) with his comrades, it is necessary
know that this kind of creation “association Particular student at the time was
current, the film “The day or Mishima has chose his destiny “which I will quickly
speak at the end shows it very well. October 4th, 8 days before the event
which interests us, Yamaguchi gets a yoroi doshi or a Wakizashi according to the desires,
because the two arms look alike anyway and is used both for the fight
closely or suicide even though Yoroi Doshi most closely resembles the weapon used
Otoya Yamaguchi. That same day, he goes to pray at the shrine
Meiji Jingu, then called the Party headquarters Japanese communist hoping to land
an appointment with Sanzo Nosaka (the president of the latter) pretending to be
a member of a student committee, luckily for Sanzo Nosaka he was on the move
at that moment, because Yamaguchi had planned to kill him as he testified after having
been arrested (he was more subtle in his words but I will give the background of
his thought): “I had expected, at that moment there, to kill a socialist leader or a communist. The next attempt will be good. Before speaking clearly about the event,
I must specify the final target of Yamaguchi, for you to understand, even if it’s obvious
in fact, WHY this man? I go now quickly talk about Inejiro Asanuma,
the goal of Yamaguchi. Inejiro Asanuma was therefore a socialist / communist
of 61 years the year he was murdered by Yamaguchi, needless to say that the ideas
traditionalists of the latter was not really that of Asanuma who often left
while traveling in China, Mao’s China. He was also anti-American and well
on anti-Western, the latter was besides backed by right-wing traditionalists
who came together on this kind of idea, nevertheless, there have always been mixed reviews,
in each group there are dissidents, people with different ideas
from the very opinion of the group, in any case, the former party of Yamaguchi and Yamaguchi himself
did not share this point of view and the communists and socialists, liberal thought, was
the enemies to shoot down. By the way, Asanuma wanted to get closer
of Communist China and more specifically from Mao (I will not tell you about this
what did Mao do but it’s obvious that was not the best friend to have except
can be to hit hard during a war as during the Korean War and the waves
of Chinese infantrymen) but I move away a bit of the subject, anyway, Asanuma said
during one of his speeches: “the common enemy from China and Japan is America. Although I understand that the United States was
not in small papers nationalists Japanese, it is important to note that he
explicitly spoke about China AND Japan. Earlier, I talked about aggression
of a leader of the Japanese Socialist Party, Kawakami Shotaro, by a right-wing student, and well
do you figure that the latter could have to be in Asanuma’s place, he stands
that the two men were arguing, (during the internal elections of the Socialist Party
of 1960) the place of president (knowing that it was Inejiro Asanuma who won
elections in March 1960). It is so strong likely, as I said earlier, that
this event (that of the student who Kawakami Shotaro, probably
with a knife) was a triggering event in Yamaguchi’s head. Finally, it is important to note (for
those who do not know) that the communists have always been Japan’s great enemies,
and that’s why surrender of Japan was made with the Americans,
because quite simply, the Emperor was the center of the state, the paternal figure of each
Japanese, and communists and socialists just did not want an Emperor,
and that’s probably the idea that made the most horror to traditionalists, nationalists,
imperialist and fascist Japanese. Now that we have flown very,
very quickly the ideas and the affections Inejiro Asanuma, it’s time to talk
of the FATIDIQUE event! We are on October 12, 1960, at 3 pm Asanuma Inejiro began his speech and
was very quickly booed by several opponents from the right at the back of the room, this
which had the effect of partially covering the speech of the latter. Otoya Yamaguchi is located near the platform
and meanwhile looking for the right moment to to rush on his target. After a few seconds, the
speech is obliged to stop because of the disorder caused by men lying
at the back of the room, that’s when that Atoya Yamaguchi had to find a fault
in the security and in the pack of journalists present who were huddled in front of the tribune. It is at 15:05, a little after the resumption of
speech of Inejiro, that Otoya Yamaguchi hastened to climb it and load
on his target. [SHOW IMAGE] Otoya Yamaguchi violently pierced Asanuma
in the chest and abdomen, twice, with a blade of 33 centimeters. Otoya was quickly stopped by the crowd,
and Asanuma walked, meanwhile, a few not before collapsing. He was quickly taken to the hospital
but died less than an hour after being pierced, arriving at the hospital. The doctors found no bleeding
external, and for good reason, the fat of the man had completely covered the wounds,
creating internal bleeding. For information, the first shot of the blade
had pierced the chest of Asanuma and had depressed more than 30 cm deep, if
although the Aorta (an important artery of the human body) was severed. I’ll give you the details of the autopsy. Yamaguchi, meanwhile, was arrested,
and was very cooperative with the police. Yamaguchi had a letter in
his pocket at the time of killing Asanuma who was declassified in 1962, may be
or he had to be killed in his operation. The latter said something like this: “Asanuma
Inejiro is trying to make Japan red. Asanuma was directly responsible for
the destruction of our country, with its many diatribes and visits to China especially, I
can not forgive this man. ” His father, colonel in the self-defense forces
Japan resigned on October 15 (3 days after the incident) after bright
criticisms and internal pressures there too, calling into question the Yamaguchi incident. On November 2, 1960, 3 weeks after the incident,
while Otoya Yamaguchi is locked in a prison for a minor, he was found hanged
on the second floor of the building, in its dormitory after writing, using
toothpaste on a glass: “seven lives for my country, ten thousand years for his Majesty
Imperial, the Emperor! With reference Kusunoki Masashige, a much more samurai
loyal to his Emperor than his Shogun. Otoya Yamaguchi dies at the age of 17. That’s how the story of Otoya ended
Yamaguchi, it is celebrated every year by all the far-right movements
the country for its reckless action that had because of pushing back the socialist party
in the country by complex factors. I would like to give you my opinion about the boy
and the event in general even though I risk of losing subscribers. I do not think that his action
was a stroke of madness but a real action, fanatic indeed, political in
troubled time barely 15 years after the end of the Second World War, it does not take
not to believe that Asanuma was a saint, he has worked closely with people
not necessarily recommendable, and actually wanted to sell his country to a foreign instance
to know communism simply, knowing that the latter should be fattened too
well during the war, that before and after given the autopsy report that states
of a rebellious fat, although I’m not not a health professional. In the Hagakure, it is stated that for
have the right to kill someone, you have to to be ready to die oneself. Otoya Yamaguchi has shown recklessness
exceptional, and died with a real aesthetic (there were other poetic letters
of Yamaguchi in his affairs), in all case, I can only salute the courage of this
boy, who sacrificed his life to kill, not an innocent person, but a personality
ambiguous but certainly not innocent, and if I take sides (which I do not have
the habit of doing) is to not ignore the act that remains heroic, 60 years later. I also advise you the movie “the day
or Mishima chose his destiny “or, in the first few seconds of the movie, it’s done
state of affairs, I must say that I also respects the writer Mishima and that
maybe I’ll make a video about him One day. This video was clearly a tribute
to the courage of Otoya Yamaguchi, and I can not never condemn his act. I wish you all a very good day / evening.

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