Iccho Itoh

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Person.png Iccho Itoh  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Iccho Itoh.jpg
Born23 August 1945
Nagato, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died18 April 2007 (Age 61)
Nagasaki, Japan
Alma materWaseda University
Victim ofassassination
PartyLiberal Democratic Party
Mayor of Nagasaki who denounced the use of nuclear weapons as a violation of international law in the Hague. Assassinated

Employment.png Mayor of Nagasaki

In office
1 May 1995 - 18 April 2007
Assassinated

Iccho Itoh was Mayor of Nagasaki for 12 years until his death.

Denouncing nuclear weapons

He spoke before International Court of Justice in the Hague in 1995, denouncing use of nuclear weapons as a violation of international law. In April 2007, campaigning for re-election, shot twice in the back at point-blank range at his campaign office. Iccho Itoh died April 18, 2007.

Assassination

On April 17, 2007, while campaigning for re-election for his fourth term, he was shot twice in the back at point-blank range in front of his campaign office outside the Nagasaki train station.[1] Itoh was taken to the Nagasaki University Hospital, where he died early the next morning due to loss of blood.[2]


References

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