Shusui Kotoku and Kanno Sugako were Japanese #journalists#socialists and #anarchists who introduced #anarchism to Japan in the early 20th century. They were hanged along with ten others because of The High Treason Incident, which police arrested five anarchists for possessing bomb-making equipment to assassinate Emperor Meiji. Kotoku and Sugako published an anarchist #newspaper together, which was banned by the authorities.