• Short Summary

    IN TOKYO ON TUESDAY (23 MARCH) THREE YOUNG STUDENTS WENT ON TRIAL CHARGED WITH PARTICIPATING IN HARA-KIRI SUICIDE RITUAL STAGED BY A LEADING JAPANESE AUTHOR YUKIO MISIMA LAST NOVEMBER.

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    IN TOKYO ON TUESDAY (23 MARCH) THREE YOUNG STUDENTS WENT ON TRIAL CHARGED WITH PARTICIPATING IN HARA-KIRI SUICIDE RITUAL STAGED BY A LEADING JAPANESE AUTHOR YUKIO MISIMA LAST NOVEMBER.

    MISIMA WANTED TO RESTORE EMPEROR WORSHIP, A STRONG ARMY. AND THE TRADITIONS OF THE ANCIENT SAMURI WARRIORS ADMIRED SO MUCH. HAVING FAILED, HE DIED LIKE THE SAMURI IN A SUICIDE RITUAL THAT INVOLVED SLASHING OPEN HIS ABDOMEN AND BEING BEHEADED BY A FOLLOWER, MASAKATSU MORITA. MORITA THEN DIED THE SAME WAY, BEHEADED BY ONE OF THE YOUNG MEN CHARGED IN TUESDAY'S TRIAL.

    THE CASE IN THE FIRST PROSECUTION UNDER JAPANESE CRIMINAL LAW TO CHALLENGE THE SUICIDE RITUAL, REGARDED FOR CENTURIES AS HIGHLY HONOURABLE UNDER THE BUSHIDO (WARRIOR CODE OF CONDUCT.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA97IUCKVG60U87QLTKDDNM8L1B
    Media URN:
    VLVA97IUCKVG60U87QLTKDDNM8L1B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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