Episode 471 – The Osaka Incident

This week: the bizarre story of an attempted coup in Korea that, along the way, touches on everything from Japanese liberalism to the birth of overseas empire.


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Arai Shogo during his political career.
A woodcut from press coverage of the trial of the Osaka Incident. You can see the police lining both sides of the courtroom.
Fukuda Hideko. Taken after her release from prison.
Oi Kentaro, during his time in the Diet.

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  1. I am loving these episodes on obscure early Meiji politics. You are circling around the topic of my prospective PhD dissertation and I’m taking notes!

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