February 26 incident
The February 26 Incident (二・二六事件, Ni Ni-Roku Jiken, also known as the 2-26 Incident) was an attempted coup d'état in the Empire of Japan on 26 February 1936. It was organized by a group of young Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) officers. They wanted the purging the government and military leadership because of bad economic policies.
|February 26 Incident|
|Date||26–28 February 1936|
|Resulted in||Uprising suppressed
|Parties to the civil conflict|
During this incident, the rebels assassinated two former prime ministers and occupied the government center of Tokyo. However, they failed in assassinating Prime Minister Keisuke Okada or take control of the Imperial Palace. With a lot of opposition against them, the rebels surrendered on 29 February.
- Chaen (2001), p. 130
- Chaen (2001), p. 146. Number does not include IJN personnel.
- Jansen (2002), p. 598