Year: 1971 Source: Interplay, v.4, no.2, (February 1971), p.28-30 SIEC No: 20030960

This article examines whether the death (by seppuku) of Yukio Mishima was significant in a historical sense. The author treats Mishima’s action as a major historical event, examining the immediate impact it had on Japanese society, as well as its implications for the future. The possibility that Mishima was suffering from mental illness is also discussed.