Takigawa incident

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The Kyoto University incident (京大事件, Kyōdai Jiken), or Takigawa incident (滝川事件, Takigawa Jiken), began in October 1932 when Kyoto Imperial University Faculty of Law Professor Takigawa Yukitoki lectured on the need for the judiciary to understand the social roots of deviance when considering individuals who are before them.[1] The climactic moment occurred in May 1933, when Education Minister Hatoyama Ichiro announced that Dr. Takigawa's theory of criminal law advocated Marxist philosophies and suspended him from teaching. The remaining members of the Faculty of Law resigned from their positions in protest,[2] students boycotting classes, and communist sympathizers organizing a protest movement. The Ministry of Education suppressed the movement by firing Takigawa.[3]

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  1. ^ Byron K. Marshall (1992-11-28). Academic Freedom and the Japanese Imperial University, 1868-1939. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Mayumi Itoh (November 8, 2003). The Hatoyama Dynasty: Japanese Political Leadership Through the Generations. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 62. ISBN 978-1403963314.