Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Asanumas in:
 • Tama Cemetery
 • Fuchu City
 • Tokyo Metropolis
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Inejiro Asanuma
Birth: Dec. 27, 1898
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Death: Oct. 12, 1960
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

Japanese Political Leader. At the height of his career, he was Chairman of Japan's Socialist Party and a strong critic of the Liberal Democratic Party and the security pact between Japan and the United States. During a speech in Beijing the previous year, he suggested that the United States was a common enemy of the Sino-Japanese people. Minutes into a speech during a televised political debate at Tokyo's Hibiya Hall, he was attacked at the podium by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17 year old right-wing university student, who stabbed him once in his abdomen and once in his chest. "Mainichi" newspaper photographer Yasushi Nagao snapped a photo as Yamaguchi withdrew the blade from his second stab. Asanuma staggered and fell, dying soon thereafter before reaching a nearby hospital. His murder resulted in massive protests in Tokyo. Yamaguchi later committed suicide. For his photograph, which was published in U.S. newspapers, Nagao became the first foreign winner of a Pulitzer Prize for news photography(1961). (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
Tama Cemetery
Fuchu City
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Plot: 18-1-3-12
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19840
Inejiro Asanuma
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
Inejiro Asanuma
Added by: SJ Corcoran
Inejiro Asanuma
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
There are 5 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Happy 118th Birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Dec. 25, 2016
56 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Oct. 7, 2016
On your 117th birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Dec. 23, 2015
There are 42 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.8 after 28 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service