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A stately house full of history and tragedy

Parts of Tekigaiso, home of Japan' pre-war prime minister Fumimaro Konoe, is scheduled to be opened to the public during special events.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 05:50
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Mr Konoe's living room, which was called the "lord's room". It was here that he committed suicide on Dec 16, 1945, the day he was ordered to appear as a war criminal.

Tokyo

A SENSE of the Showa era floated inside the heavy gates of Tekigaiso, the mansion that was home to Japan' pre-war prime minister, Fumimaro Konoe.

The one-storey wooden mansion was built in 1927 by Tatsukichi Irisawa, a court physician of the then Imperial Household Ministry,

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