Can you imagine bestselling novelist Haruki Murakami leading a coup attempt against Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga? Or Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan taking a top general hostage in a British Army base and inciting a rebellion against Boris Johnson's government? Or any of the legions of writers and artists who regularly hammered U.S. President Donald Trump on social media choosing to die for their cause?
Yukio Mishima in the 21st century
Fifty years after his suicide, controversial Japanese novelist's popularity soars