Pro-Western Japanese leader assassinated

Anti-Western samurai assassinated shogun leader Ii Naosuke, a proponent of increasing Japan's ties to the outside world. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation
Lester H. Brune, ed., Chronological History of United States Foreign Relations, 1776 to January 20, 1981, vol. 1 (New York: Garland, 1985), 286.
    Date Certainty
    US/the World
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