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.
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.
The members of MacArthur's Government Section were convinced that the very nature of the Meiji Constitution, written in 1889 by the great 19th-century statesman Ito Hirobumi
, had encouraged Japan's militarism.