Inukai, Ki(Tsuyoshi) (kē ĭno͞o`kī; tso͞oyō`shē), 1855–1932, Japanese statesman. He became president of the Seiyukai party in 1929 and was prime minister from Jan. to May, 1932. His cabinet sanctioned the Manchurian IncidentManchurian Incident
or Mukden Incident,
1931, confrontation that gave Japan the impetus to set up a puppet government in Manchuria. After the Russo-Japanese War (1904–5), Japan replaced Russia as the dominant foreign power in S Manchuria.
..... Click the link for more information. of 1931. His assassination in May, 1932, increased army power over the government and ended party cabinets until after World War II.