Sunday, November 27, 2005

History of the day for November 27

In 1970, in Tokyo, the famed writer Yukio Mishima storms a government office and commits seppuku, ritually disemboweling himself in the ways of the old samurai. Experts report that he did this because he wanted to incite feelings of pre-WWII militaristic nationalism in his countrymen, and also because he was "a complete and utter wacko."

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