In 1909, Ahn assassinated Ito Hirobumi
, Abe's personal hero, who created Imperial Japan and became Koreans' archenemy by destroying their national sovereignty in 1905.
To add to the poignancy of the exchange, Matsumoto's mother is the great-granddaughter of Ito Hirobumi
, the first resident general of Korea during the Japanese colonial period, and the lawmaker who asked the question used to serve in the Self-Defense Forces.
Iwakura was a member of the faction at the Emperor's court that actively participated in the anti-Tokugawa coup, which brought accommodationists such as Ito Hirobumi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1841-1909) and Inoue Kaoru [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1839-1915) to power.
Even Minister of Public Works Ito Hirobumi (later Japan's first prime minister) commissioned a foreign employee, John Davidson, to write a report in 1877 on Egypt's system of mixed courts (Nakaoka 1979, 1988).
Among them are Saigo Takamori (1827-1877), Katsu Kaishu (1823-1899), Ito Hirobumi
(1841-1909), and Okubo Toshimichi (1830-1878), they said.
This was the course recommended by the veteran Japanese politician Ito Hirobumi
, the principal architect of the changes under the Meiji regime.
Prince Ito Hirobumi
was a major organizer of the restoration of the monarchy which he saw as a unifying force in the country.
Subsequently, he has praised Ito Hirobumi
, the Asian expansionist, as the greatest hero-statesman of Japan.