Monday, November 21, 2011

A Look Into History: Ito Hirobumi

Hirobumi was a former samurai and later the 1st Prime Minister of Japan. 

During his tenure he saw mostly a bunch of drama concerning Japan vs the rest of Asia. Such as the First Sino-Japanese War. 

He traveled to Europe and copied most of their legal systems. Leaving a blueprint for Japan to become more modern. 

He also became Resident-General of Korea after it's annexation by the Japanese Empire. 

However shortly after Japan signed the Eulsa Treaty with Korea, he was shot by An Jung-geun. Six shots were fired, 3 of them hitting him in the chest. He died shortly afterwards. 

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