Year: 1972 Source: Modern Asian Studies, v.6, no.1, (1972), p.1-16 SIEC No: 20040077

The author discusses both the political & aesthetical implications of Mishima Yukio’s suicide on 25 November, 1970 in the traditional Japanese warrior manner of seppuku, following an unsuccessful attempt to incite a unit of the Self-Defence Forces to a coup d’etat.