Inukai Tsuyoshi (1855-1932).
After attempting to reign in the Kwantung Army, and recognize Chinese sovereignty over Manchuria, Inukai was assassinated during the May 15 Incident (1932), in his official residence. Inukai had been a staunch defender of the growth of parliamentary democracy in Japan. Also, he had supported movements towards Chinese republicanism, especially by assisting Sun Yatsen while the latter was in Japan in exile, both before and after 1911.