Ito's Assassination In Korea

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Ito Hirobumi, Japan’s fourth prime minister, always intended on taking control of Korea to the extent of committing far greater crimes than he had previously committed. He planned ways to destroy Korea’s power in order to enable Japan to take control of the country. To be able to succeed and to take initiative of his schemes, Ito resigned from being a resident general to become part of the Privy Council, which was “the most powerful body of politicians in Japan”. A while later, Ito heard from Katsura Taro, his fellow partner, that the declaration to annex Korea was allowed to be taken into initiative. Consequently, Ito decided to meet up with Vladimir Kokovstov, the Russian Minister of Finance, in Harbin, China, to explain his intentions in Korea and to get Russia’s approval for Japan to annex Korea. Not only would they discuss this, but they also wanted to discuss the interests both countries had in the Far East and their future plans in that region.
Ito arrived at the Harbin train station on 26 October
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However, because Ito didn’t punish Goro, Ahn was convinced that Ito was equally responsible for the assassination and that they were working together, which represented their alliance.
Furthermore, Ahn criticized Ito for restricting access to education in Korea. Ito had ordered the government to approve private schools, which later resulted in prohibiting most of Korean government-run schools. Schools as such wanted to spread knowledge in order to build Korea’s strength and its country’s independence. Textbooks that supported this were confiscated and destroyed, further establishing Ito’s control and power over Korea. Ahn helped support Korean-government-run schools, and he associated Ito’s orders to destroying Korea and its education instead of helping it

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