NOTICE: Citizendium is still being set up on its newer server, treat as a beta for now; please see here for more.
Citizendium - a community developing a quality comprehensive compendium of knowledge, online and free. Click here to join and contribute—free
CZ thanks our previous donors. Donate here. Treasurer's Financial Report -- Thanks to our content contributors. --

Tsuyoshi Inukai

From Citizendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is developing and not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

Tsuyoshi Inukai (1855 - 1932) was a Japanese political leader, belonging to constitutional government movements, who became Prime Minister of Japan in 1931 but was assassinated in the May 15 incident of 1932.[1] He was succeeded by Makoto Saito.

He was born into a samurai family. During the Satsuma Rebellion, he was a newspaper reporter with the Army.


His initial political work was with the establishment of the the Rikken Kaishinto party (Constitutional Reform Party), and joined in the daido danketsu (coalition) movement. He was elected a member of the lower house of the Diet in the first general election held in 1890, and was consecutively re-elected until the 18th general election.

He served as education minister in the first Okuma cabinet and communications minister in the second Yamamoto cabinet. In 1922, he organized the Kakushin Club and formed the pro-constitution three-sect cabinet with Takaaki Kato, etc., becoming minister of posts and communications. In 1929, he became president of the Seiyukai (Friends of Constitutional Government Party).[1]

Following the Hamaguchi government, he was elected prime minister in 1931, but in the following year he was assassinated [2] in the May 15 incident.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Inukai, Tsuyoshi, National Diet Library
  2. "JAPAN: Murder, Muto & Manchuria", Time, 8 August 1932