The military parade ("Satsuma Rebellion").
Although some attribute his odd behavior to alcohol, Nakagawa claims that his drowsiness and slurred speech are the result of taking too much cold medicine before the meeting.
Masakado led one of the largest insurgent forces in the period against the central government of Kyoto. He was killed by the samurai who were dispatched by the central government.
The day is the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge (March 21, 1998).