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February 26 Incident

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  1. was an attempted coup d'état in Japan, on 26–29 February 1936, launched by the radical ultranationalist Kōdō-ha faction of the Imperial Japanese Army

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  2. the subject of the historical novel "The Imperial Way" by James Melville, a British author who often writes on Japanese subjects

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  3. Several leading politicians were killed, and the center of Tokyo was briefly held by the insurgents before the coup was suppressed

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  4. In the early hours of 26 February 1936, approximately 1400 troops, primarily from the IJA 1st ("Gem") Division led by junior Army officers deployed to secure the center part of Tokyo and seized key government buildings, including the Diet building, A

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  5. On 27 February 1936, martial law was proclaimed in Tokyo, and reinforcements were called in

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