What was the May 15 Incident (1932)?

Introduction The May 15 Incident (五・一五事件, Goichigo Jiken) was an attempted coup d’état in the Empire of Japan, on 15 May 1932, launched by reactionary elements of the Imperial Japanese Navy, aided by cadets in the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and civilian remnants of the ultra nationalist League of Blood (Ketsumei-dan). Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi… Read More