• Short Summary

    A leftwing activist was killed by his own bomb device in Tokyo on Monday (15th September), apparently in an attempt to bomb a Tokyo base of the Japanese Ground Self-defence Forces in protest against the forthcoming visit of the Emperor of Japan to the United States.

  • Description

    A leftwing activist was killed by his own bomb device in Tokyo on Monday (15th September), apparently in an attempt to bomb a Tokyo base of the Japanese Ground Self-defence Forces in protest against the forthcoming visit of the Emperor of Japan to the United States.

    The man, identified by police only by a single name of Ishii, was sitting in a rented car about 20 yards (metres) from the military base in the early hours of the morning when the steel pipe explosive went off, also injuring a compatriot sitting in the same car, identified as Toshiichi Ajima, a 30-year-old member of the Communist Alliance splinter group 'Dotoh' (surging Wave).

    Along with other leftwing groups, Dotoh is known to be bitterly opposed to the Imperial visit to the United States scheduled to start on September 30th. The radicals consider the visit to be an abuse of the Imperial position used to strengthen the Japan-American military alliance -- an alliance opposed in every way to the ideologies of Japan's left wing.

    Tokyo police were in evidence all over the streets of Tokyo over the weekend (Monday was a national holiday) following warnings of bombings and other anti-Visit protests, but were unable to prevent the bombing and another incident later the same day in which smoke bombs were thrown at a rail-station reserved especially for Imperial use.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4K0D5IEC3PDUQ7KNMLKWCVZMQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4K0D5IEC3PDUQ7KNMLKWCVZMQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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