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On 3 March in Japan’s history

ON 3 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 3, 2017

724: Empress Genshō abdicates the throne in favor of her nephew Shōmu who becomes 45th emperor of Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Gensh%C5%8D
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Emperor_Shomu

 724-749 Emperor Shomu

1301: Go-Nijo is enthroned as the 94th Emperor of Japan (up to 1308)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Nij%C5%8D

1880: Birth of Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (1940-1941) who died on June 26, 1946
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=261

1924: Birth of Tomiichi Murayama, former Prime Minister of Japan from 1994 to 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomiichi_Murayama

Tomiichi Murayama

1942: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Broome

1943: During the Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy
http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/wwii/war-in-the-south-pacific-the-battle-of-the-bismarck-sea/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Bismarck_Sea
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-the-bismarck-sea.htm

1945: Manila is retaken by McArthur forces
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_(1945)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDx2dvTYizk

1951: Birth of Heizo Takenaka, Japanese economist and retired politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heiz%C5%8D_Takenaka

1994: Birth of Umika Kawashima, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umika_Kawashima
http://asianwiki.com/Umika_Kawashima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POKPO8ZYR5I

 

Holidays and observances

Hinamatsuri (Dolls Festival) – Japanese celebration day for girls.