Takahashi Korekiyo

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Takahashi Korekiyo
高橋 是清
Korekiyo Takahashi 2.jpg
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
15 May 1932 – 26 May 1932
Acting
MonarchShōwa
Preceded byInukai Tsuyoshi
Succeeded bySaitō Makoto
In office
13 November 1921 – 12 June 1922
MonarchTaishō
RegentHirohito
Preceded byUchida Kōsai (Acting)
Succeeded byKatō Tomosaburō
Member of the House of Peers
In office
29 January 1905 – 24 March 1924
Member of the House of Representatives
for Iwate 1st District
In office
10 May 1924 – 21 January 1928
Personal details
Born(1854-07-27)27 July 1854
Edo, Japan
Died26 February 1936(1936-02-26) (aged 81)
Tokyo, Japan
Cause of deathAssassination
Resting placeTama Reien Cemetery, Fuchū, Tokyo
Political partyRikken Seiyūkai
Spouse(s)Takahashi Sina (1865–1946)
Signature
Japanese name
Kanji高橋 是清
Hiraganaたかはし これきよ

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.[1] He was shot and attacked with a sword while he was sleeping at his Tokyo home.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Schlesinger, Jacob M. (11 June 2015). "As Japan Battles Deflation, a Bitter Legacy Looms". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  2. Shillony (1973), pp. 135–136
  3. Chaen (2001), p. 120