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  • Japanese: 血盟団 (ketsumeidan)

Ketsumeidan ("Blood Pledge Corps") was a right-wing terrorist organization which was responsible for a number of political assassinations in the 1930s.

The "Corps" was founded by a group including Inoue Nisshô (1886-1967).

Ketsumeidan is generally held to have been responsible for the assassinations of former finance minister Inoue Junnosuke, Director-General of Mitsui Baron Dan Takuma, and Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi, all in 1932.


  • Sven Saaler, "Public Statuary and Nationalism in Modern and Contemporary Japan," Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 15:20:3 (Oct 15, 2017), 10-11n10.