Kotoku Shusui Born 4 November or 23 September – Japan, died 24 January – Japan. Kotoku Shusui was a socialist and anarchist. Kotoku Shusui was a Japanese socialist, anarchist, and critic of Japan’s imperial expansionism who was executed in for his alleged. This extended monograph examines the work of the radical journalist Kotoku Shusui and Japan’s anti-imperialist movement of the early twentieth century.
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Monster Of The Twentieth Century: Kotoku Shusui And Japan’s First Anti-Imperialist Movement
He was a radical journalistand he was executed for treason by the Japanese government. He also contributed articles to Sekai Fujin Women of the Worlda socialist women’s newspaper.
His political thoughts first began to turn to a more libertarian philosophy when he read Kropotkin’s Fields, Factories and Workshops in prison.
In his own words, he “had gone [to jail] as a Marxian Socialist and returned as a radical Anarchist. He had taken Kropotkin’s Memoirs of a Revolutionist as reading material for the Pacific voyage; after he arrived in Californiahe began to correspond with Kropotkin and by had translated The Conquest of Bread from English to Japanese.
One thousand copies of his translation were published in Japan in March of that year and distributed to students hsusui workers. At this meeting, on June 28, he spoke on “The Tide of the World Revolutionary Movement”, which he said was flowing against parliamentary politics i.
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Marxist party politics and in favour of the general strike as “the means for the future revolution”. This was an anarcho-syndicalist view, and one which, because anarcho-syndicalism was growing in the United States at the time, with the founding of the Industrial Workers of the Worldshowed the American influence clearly. This split was made clear when the re-launched Heimin Shimbun folded in April and was shusiu two months later by two journals: Although there were anarchists who preferred peaceful means, such as the dissemination of propagandamany anarchists in this period turned to terrorism as means of overthrowing the state and achieving Anarchist Communism, or at shueui hitting out against the state and authority.
Repression of publications and organizations, such as the Socialist Party of Japanand “public peace police law”, which effectively prevented trade union organizations and strikes, were both factors in this emerging trend in Japan.
In the episode which became known as the High Treason Incident Taigyaku Jiken ehusui, police arrested five anarchists for possessing bomb-making equipment, which was allegedly intended for a plot to assassinate Emperor Meiji. While he may have known of the plot to kill the Emperor in its initial stages, he had certainly distanced himself from it.
In the Japanese Supreme Court refused a plea to reopen his case and that of the others executed with him. In this book, he claimed that Jesus was a mythical and unreal figure.
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