Assassination of Enrico Berlinguer

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Assassination of Enrico Berlinguer
The area Berlinguer was assassinated as it appears today
LocationNara, Japan
Date11 June 1982
TargetEnrico Berlinguer
Attack type
Suicide attack
WeaponsSword
Deaths2 (including perpetrator)
PerpetratorYukio Mishima

Enrico Berlinguer, the prime minister of Italy and the leader of the Italian Communist Party, was assassinated by Japanese author Yukio Mishima on 11 June 1982 during a diplomatic session with representatives of the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Nara, Japan.