Why is Japan rich in assassins?

  In the 1890s, there were two diplomatic incidents in Japan that shocked the world: one was the assassination of the Russian crown prince Nikolai, and the other was the assassination of Chinese negotiator Li Hongzhang. It’s a shame for any country, but it’s normal in Japan. In modern Japan, four prime minister-level figures were assassinated, and there were countless other high-ranking officials at the ministerial level or above.
  In 1853, the American Perry led a fleet to “visit” Japan. Japan was forced to sign a series of unequal treaties with the United States, Britain, France and other countries. in turmoil.
  First of all, the feudal states such as Satsuma, Choshu, and Tosa saw the decline of the shogunate, and with the slogan of “respecting the king and repelling the barbarians”, they started the shogunate movement. Acting as the main force are those lost samurai, who were originally attached to the shogunate, but lost their organizational support after the shogunate declined. As a result, some vassal leaders planned behind the scenes to encourage the samurai to assassinate the shogun and weaken the shogunate. In March 1860, Naobi Ii, the shogun of the shogunate, was beheaded by 18 samurai. This assassination operation also kicked off the prelude to the fall of the armed forces. Naturally, the shogunate was unwilling to surrender power, and also organized some samurai to fight back.
  You come and go on both sides, and Ito Hirobumi, Saigo Takamori and others who later shined in Japanese politics participated in it. Okubo Toshinori, Sakamoto Ryoma, etc. were all-powerful during the Meiji period. Although the reform measures they implemented accelerated the process of Japan’s modernization, they violated the interests of some classes and ultimately could not escape the fate of being assassinated.
  In this kind of assassination, foreigners living in Japan lay and were shot, and some of the lost samurai took their anger at them. Two Russian navy officers and soldiers were cut into eight pieces, a Dutch captain was stabbed to death, and four British were killed on the spot because they did not avoid the car led by Satsuma
  . The mutiny carried out by the officers and soldiers of the “King Dao faction” pushed the modern assassination activities to the peak. In half a day, they killed a number of senior government officials such as the former prime minister and the army director of education. The result of this mutiny was that the military department took control of the cabinet, and Japan completely embarked on the road of militarism.
  On the surface, the fighting in Japanese politics is due to political discord. For example, the civilian Prime Minister Kei Hara who was assassinated in November 1921 was rejected by the right-wing forces because he advocated the abolition of the General Staff Headquarters and tried to maintain friendly relations between Japan and China. In the early 1930s, the other two prime ministers, Hamaguchi, Inuyo Takeshi, and some ministers also became grievances at gunpoint just because part of the military’s budget was cut.
  In essence, this kind of assassination is likely to have been acquiesced by Emperor Hirohito. He was more ambitious than his father, and he had an idea with the military when it came to expanding and conquering the world. However, the Japanese government has different views on this issue, and some civilian officials hold a conservative attitude, which has become a stumbling block for Japan to implement its expansion strategy.
  The best way to get rid of these people is to kill them. The frequent assassination incidents in Japan in modern times have provided the best cover for this kind of action. It is not difficult to explain why the murderers who assassinated Yuan Jing, Hamaguchi, and Inuyo Takeshi all survived in the end. Among them, the assassin who assassinated Hamaguchi continued to perform civil activities in Japan as a hero.
  In addition to political reasons, Japan’s Bushido culture is also one of the reasons for the many assassinations. Bushido culture has the duality of morality and evil, that is, believers in Buddhism are bloodthirsty, polite and barbaric, and pinned the hope of the people at the bottom to change social injustice. For the samurai, to achieve sustenance, only resort to force.