|Prime Minister of Japan|
15 May 1932 – 26 May 1932
|Preceded by||Inukai Tsuyoshi|
|Succeeded by||Saitō Makoto|
13 November 1921 – 12 June 1922
|Preceded by||Uchida Kōsai (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Katō Tomosaburō|
|Member of the House of Peers|
29 January 1905 – 24 March 1924
|Member of the House of Representatives |
for Iwate 1st District
10 May 1924 – 21 January 1928
|Born||27 July 1854|
|Died||26 February 1936 (aged 81)|
|Cause of death||Assassination|
|Resting place||Tama Reien Cemetery, Fuchū, Tokyo|
|Political party||Rikken Seiyūkai|
|Spouse(s)||Takahashi Sina (1865–1946)|
Viscount Takahashi Korekiyo (高橋 是清, 27 July 1854 – 26 February 1936) was a Japanese politician. He was the Prime Minister of Japan from 1921 to 1922. He was also the head of the Bank of Japan and Ministry of Finance.
His decision to cut government spending in 1935 led to unrest within the Japanese military, who assassinated him in February 1936. He was shot and attacked with a sword while he was sleeping at his Tokyo home.
References[change | change source]
- Schlesinger, Jacob M. (11 June 2015). "As Japan Battles Deflation, a Bitter Legacy Looms". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- Shillony (1973), pp. 135–136
- Chaen (2001), p. 120