Shimada Ichirō

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Shimada Ichirō (島田 一郎, 1848 – July 27, 1878) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period through early Meiji period. The son of an ashigaru of the Kaga Domain, he was famous as the lead assassin of the powerful politician Ōkubo Toshimichi on May 14, 1878. Following the assassination, he and the other assassins turned themselves in and all were executed in July of the same year.