Satoshi Akao

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Satoshi Akao
Member, House of Representatives of Japan
In office
May 1, 1942 – December 18, 1945
Personal details
Born (1899-01-15)January 15, 1899
Higashi-ku, Nagoya
Died 6 February 1990(1990-02-06) (aged 91)
Political party Great Japan Patriotic Party

Satoshi Akao (赤尾敏, 15 January 1899 in Higashi-ku, Nagoya — 6 February 1990) was an extreme-right Japanese politician who formerly[when?] served as a member of the House of Representatives of Japan. He has also been called "Akao Bin" as a nickname. He had poor health in his childhood. He was interested in utopian philosophy.[1][2]

Like many Japanese ultra-rightists, Akao had earlier been an anarchist before moving to the radical right, and was a vocal opponent of the Soviet Union and Communism. He helped found and was the first president of the Kenkokukai, or National Foundation Society, a major ultranationalist organization of the 1920s. He was a close associate of Uesugi Shinkichi, who allowed Akao run the Kenkokukai from his home after the withdrawal of several prominent members left the organization without the means to fund their headquarters.[3]

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  1. ^ "赤尾敏" [Satoshi Akao]. Kokushi Daijiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 683276033. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  2. ^ "赤尾敏" [Satoshi Akao]. Nihon Jinmei Daijiten (日本人名大辞典) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  3. ^ Walter Skya "Japan's Holy War: The Ideology of Radical Shinto Ultranationalism." Duke University Press, 2009. pp.163-164

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