Niimura Tadao (新村忠雄)
Tadao NIIMURA (April 26, 1887 - January 24, 1911) was a socialist. He is one of the 12 convicts of those who were executed for Kotoku Incident.
Brief Personal History
He was born in Yashiro-cho, (currently Chikuma City) Hanishina County, Nagano Prefecture.
He is from a wealty farmer family
On May 25, 1910, he was arrested at his home in Nagano Prefecture on suspicion of violating the Explosives Control Act (Meika Incident). He was executed for Kotoku Incident at 2:50 p.m. on January 24, 1911. Died at the age of 23. It is suspected that Niimura had formulated a plan to assassinate the Emperor together with Takichi MIYASHITA, Suga KANNO and Rikisaku FURUKAWA.
His older brother, Zenbe NIIMURA (March 16, 1881 - April 2, 1920), was also arrested for Meika Incident, and he was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment for Kotoku Incident; he was released from prison in 1915.