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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.

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.


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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