The purge is carried out by Tairo of Tokugawa Shogunate Ii Naosuke, in an effort to quiet opposition to his handling of the question of shogunal succession and the signing of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
The bids take place in Copenhagen, Denmark (local time on October 2).
Tokyo fails to win the bid. But the miserable news is covered up in Japan by the breaking news of the death of Financial Minister Shoichi Nakagawa.
She is the North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-il's consort.
Ko is born in Ikuno, Osaka, Japan, to a Korean father and a Japanese mother.