Nakano, Seigo (1886 - 1943)

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Occupation, Status Statesman, Journalist
Birthplace(modern name) Fukuoka
Date of Birth and Death Feb. 12, 1886 - Oct. 27, 1943
Pen name etc. Nakano, Kodo


Statesman. Born in Fukuoka. After graduating from Waseda University, he worked as a journalist for the Tokyo Asahi Shimbun newspaper before becoming the Chief Editor of the Tohojironsha. In 1920, he was elected as a member of the House of Representatives for the first time and was re-elected for a consecutive eight terms after that. He was famous for his eloquence. In 1929, he was appointed Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications in the Hamaguchi cabinet. In 1936, he organized the Tohokai, advocating the southern expansion doctrine. After the outbreak of the war between Japan and the United States, he disagreed with the views of Hideki Tojo and conceived a behind-the-scenes plan to overthrow the Tojo cabinet. The plan failed and Nakano was investigated by military police that urged him to commit suicide by disembowelment at his home.

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Source:Tamashii o Haku
Call no.:747-165
Monochrome, 8.4×12.0 cm

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Source:Hamaguchi Naikaku
Call no.:83-459
Monochrome, 5.7×7.7 cm