Military coup in Feb 26
Shibuya ku Udagawa cho.
  • The standing statue which is adjacent to the Shibuya taxation office.
  • What is that?
  • The memorial statue for Military coup in Feb 26.
  • What is the Military coup in Feb 26?
  • Young army officers had a coup d'etat in February 26, 1936.
  • What did they do?
  • They killed several politicians.
  • And, they occupied the government area.
  • How many soldiers were there?
  • There were 1,483 soldiers.
  • What did they insist on?
  • Difference of the poverty and wealth.
  • Financial combines and rich persons monopolized profit.
  • That problem has nothing to do with the armed forces.
  • The soldier of the country had many people who came from the poor family.
  • Youths had dissatisfaction to politics.
  • I think that It is not a cause of the coups d'etat.
  • I know.
  • There were two factions in the army.
  • What are factions?
  • Imperial Way faction.
  • And, Controlling faction.
  • Which had power?
  • Controlling faction was advantageous.
  • The politics of Japan adopted Controlling faction's opinion.
  • Which caused a coup d'etat?
  • Imperial Way faction.
  • They intended to win the Emperor over to its side.
  • Did the Emperor accept a coup d'etat?
  • No way.
  • They made the Emperor angry.
  • 17 people were shot to death.
  • Why did they think that a coup d'etat was permitted?
  • This is because there was much killing of the politician by the army.
  • The society was sympathetic to them.
  • It is a gruesome tale.
  • Yeah.
  • I must go to Shibuya Station.