On February 19, 1972, 50 years ago, the "Asama Mountain Villa Incident" occurred. Five young men armed with guns broke into Asama Mountain Villa, a resort resort of the Karuizawa Kawai Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company in Nagano Prefecture, took the manager's wife as a hostage, occupied the villa for 10 consecutive days, and opened fire on the surrounding police and mobile units. Gun shooting. On February 28, the 10th day of the confrontation, the police made a forcible breakthrough. Although the hostages were finally rescued successfully, the captain of the Second Mobile Squadron of the Metropolitan Police Department and the squadron of the Teko Vehicle Squadron were unfortunately shot and died in the line of duty.
In addition, on February 22, the fourth day, a civilian who entered the gate of the villa while the police were unprepared was mistaken for a police Special Database officer and was shot. After being sent to the hospital, he died on March 1, and the number of victims reached three. . At 6 o'clock in the afternoon on the 28th, five people who were stubbornly resisting the police's tear gas and water attack were captured alive by mobile team members who were waat kind of organization is the United Red Army? The organization was established on July 15, 1971, by the merger of the armies of the
"Red Army Faction of the Communist League" and the "Revolutionary Left Kanagawa Prefectural Committee of the Communist Party of Japan". Although it claimed to be a union, the Red Army faction had already declined during this period, and the revolutionary left faction was originally small, so in fact the union of the two factions was nothing more than the merger of two weak and declining organizations. Both groups were formed at a time when a large number of students felt that the student movement had come to an end and began to distance themselves from the left-wing movement, and because of their attempts to carry out illegal struggles, they were always classified by the police as the most radical of the new left-wing groups at the time. The left faction is under heavy surveillance.