Into the American Embassy at Tokyo walked a young Japanese of pleasant appearance. He explained that he was Bunkai Arikawa, aged 22, the son of a priest in the Prefecture of Gifu. He asked to see Ambassador Bancroft.
He asked not once but a dozen times. He would not take no for an answer. Finally the attendants had him arrested. In his pocket was a picture of the Ambassador; also a short dagger.
"Why did you want to see the Ambassador?" they asked him.
"I wanted to talk to him about the Immigration Act."...