1961 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year

Yasushi Nagao

Mainichi Shimbun

12 October, 1960

Tokyo, Japan. Otoya Yamaguchi, a right-wing student, assassinates Inejiro Asanuma, Socialist Party Chairman, during his speech at the Hibiya Hall in Tokyo.

About the photographer

Yasushi Nagao

After graduating from Chiba University in Tokyo in 1953, the Japanese photographer Yasushi Nagao (1930-2009) joined the Tokyo daily newspaper Mainichi Shimbun. In 1962, he became...

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