The Amakasu Incident occurred on September 16, 1923, in the chaos immediately following the Great Kantō earthquake, in Japan. A squad of military police led by Lieutenant Masahiko Amakasu arrested Sakae Osugi, Noe Ito, and Sakae's six-year-old nephew. They were later beaten to death and their bodies thrown into a well.
The killing of such high profile anarchists, along with a young child, became known as the Amakasu Incident, and sparked surprise and anger throughout Japan.
The 1969 film Eros Plus Massacre depicts the incident.
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