Sugamo Prison and Anti-security Treaty Struggle

  • Masahiko Aoki


For two weeks after I was arrested at Haneda Airport in January 1960, I was detained at the police station at Akihabara, Tokyo. As I had maintained my silence, the attending prosecutor, perhaps to teach me a lesson, sent me to Sugamo Prison. This was where Richard Sorge of the Sorge espionage incident and Hideki Tōjō and other A-level war criminals were imprisoned and executed. Nobusuke Kishi had also been detained there as a war criminal. Now it was my turn, as I had opposed his politics. Now a skyscraper called Sunshine City has been built on that spot.

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  • Masahiko Aoki
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  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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