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Letter from Vietnamese revolutionist Chau found in Japan


Letter from Vietnamese revolutionist Chau found in JapanA letter handwritten by the renowned Vietnamese revolutionist and national hero Phan Boi Chau (1867-1940) and addressed to a Japanese politician has been discovered here.

The letter, stamped with a 1924 date from China, is addressed to Kashiwabara Buntaro (1869-1936), a former member of the House of Representatives, and mentions attached correspondence to former Japanese Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855-1932).

The letter was found at the Naritasan Reikokan Museum in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, where letters and other items belonging to the Kashiwabara family are preserved.

Chau, who was one of the key leaders of Vietnam's uprising against French colonialism, had visited Japan on several occasions, and lived briefly in the country, during which time he continued his political activism calling for the liberation of Vietnam.

via Mainichi

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