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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Plot to assassinate Yoshida revealed
Ryuichi Otsuka / Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent
NEW YORK--A plot to assassinate then Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida (1878-1967) was hatched in July 1952 by a group of six people, including former Imperial Japanese Army officers, according to U.S. Central Intelligence Agency archives that were declassified recently.
Among the group was Takushiro Hattori, a former chief operation planner attached to the army's General Staff Office, who after the war is believed to have been involved in secret operations conducted by GHQ.