Why would anyone have murdered :sniperdan Jigoro Kano? I'm just asking, I've never hear of this theory.
He refused to allow Japanese military to teach judo to the soldiers in WWII. From what I heard he died of "food poisoning" while on a cruise. He got sick and passed away 2 days later. That's just too quick even for the elderly.
Ah . . . no.
Originally Posted by mrblackmagic
An older man in the 1930's passing away suddenly from pneumonia or food poisoning or (hell!) both wouldn't surprize me at all.
It also wouldn't surprize me to learn that Kano got wacked by someone for something or other.
However, if you're making that claim, you'd better back it up with something significant. Are there any sources listed on the Wikipedia article? Any other accounts that suggest something might be amiss. Hell, do we know for sure that the Kodokan was turned into a military academy?
I don't know what happened
But to whoever said it was suspicious that after he died the Kodokan became a military institusion:
Think about it - if he died of random food poisoning, of course they'd follow through with their agenda for the Kodokan. Doesn't seem that suspicious to me.