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On 21 September in Japan’s history

ON 21 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 21, 2018

1680: Death of Japanese emperor Go-Mizunoo on the throne from 1611 to 1629, born on June 25, 1596
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Mizunoo

1874: Birth of Hishida Shunso,Japanese painter from the Meiji period, who died on September 16, 1911
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hishida_Shuns%C5%8D
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Hishida+Shunso&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=QTxbUM24PO6U0QWly4CAAg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

Hishida Shunso

1933: Death of Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese author and poet, born on August 27, 1896
http://www.kenji-world.net/english/who/who.html
http://apjjf.org/-Roger-Pulvers/2907/article.html

Kenji Miyazawa

1934: Superpower Muroto Typhoon hit in western Honshu, Japan, Japanese government confirmed 3,036 killed. Mainly destroy temples, schools, and other buildings at Osaka

1949: Birth of Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor who died on November 6, 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusaku_Matsuda
http://www.midnighteye.com/features/yusaku-matsuda-lost-rebel/ 

1954: Birth of Shinzo Abe, shortly Japanese prime minister (2006-2007) and again since December 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19725705

1954: Death of Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor of the cultured pearl, born on January 25, 1858
https://www.mikimoto.com/en/about-us/history.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mikimoto_Kokichi

2011: Death of Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet, born on July 26, 1939
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2011/09/23/national/war-fiction-author-henmi-dies-at-72/#.UjxbAstOLmQ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Henmi

2012: Yoshihiko Noda beat three other contenders, winning more than 60 per cent of points available in vote by party members
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129217334147318.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/9557376/Japans-ruling-party-backs-prime-minister-in-post.html

2013: Death of Taro Ishida, Japanese actor, born on March 16, 1944
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Taro-Ishida/

 

On 20 September in Japan’s history

ON 20 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 20, 2018

1161: Birth of Emperor Takakura of Japan who died on January 30, 1181

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Takakura

1498: The 1498 Nankai earthquake generates a tsunami that washes away the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in. Since then the Buddha has sat in the open air.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1498_Nankai_earthquake
http://www.academia.edu/2397565/Assessing_the_impact_of_the_1498_Meio_earthquake_and_tsunami_along_the_Enshu-nada_coast_central_Japan_using_coastal_geology

Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in

1875: Ganghwa Island incident between Japanese and South Koreans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganghwa_Island_incident

1875-09-20-ganghwa-island-incident

1940: Birth of Taro Aso, 59th Japanese prime minister from September 24, 2008 to August 30, 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6992661.stm

1944: Birth of Riku Rinkama, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0727684/

1971: Birth of Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masashi_Hamauzu

1976: Birth of Yui Horie, Japanese singer and actress
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=386

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VxbCcz0izc

1976: Birth of Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo_Hitoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M0tgTuqZZI

1977: Birth of Namie Amuro, Japanese singer
http://women.stareastasia.com/namie-amuro/
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/03/10/amuro-namie/

1980: Death of Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian, born on November 30, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanpei_Hayashiya

1983: Birth of Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuna_Ito

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_N8hB7CoPk

1991: Birth of Naruki Matsukawa, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Matsukawa_Naoruki

2006: Shinzo Abe becomes the 90th Prime minister of Japan with 339 votes on 475 in the Lower House and 136 on 240 in the Upper House
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200609/26/eng20060926_306490.html

2014: Death of Takako Doi, former head of the Japan Socialist Party and first female speaker of the Lower House, born on November 30, 1928
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/05/takako-doi
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/28/national/politics-diplomacy/sdps-doi-nations-first-female-leader-of-major-japanese-political-party-dies-at-85/#.Vf2e5DjAJjp
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/09/29/obituary-takako-doi-japans-first-female-lower-house-speaker/

 

On 19 September In Japan’s history

Hiroshi Yoshida

ON 19 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 19, 2018

1339: Death of Japanese Emperor Go-Daigo (1318-133), born on November 26, 1288
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?GRid=7797927&page=gr

1876: Birth of Japanese painter Hiroshi Yoshida who died on April 15, 1050
http://www.hanga.com/bio.cfm?ID=1
http://www.artelino.com/articles/hiroshi_yoshida.asp
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Hiroshi+Yoshida&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=jFB2TvmfAYPT4QSzpuWIDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=643

Hiroshi Yoshida

1902: Death of Masaoka Shiki, Japanese author, poet, literary critic, and journalist in Meiji period Japan. His real name was Masaoka Tsunenori. Born on September 17, 1867
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaoka_Shiki

1908: Birth of Tatsuo Shimabuku, founder of Isshinryu Karate who died on May 30, 1975 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimabuku_Tatsuo
http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=172

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXPM4k1W3eA

1926: Birth of Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist, Physics Nobel Prize laureate 2002
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2002/koshiba-facts.html
http://www.jspsusa.org/FORUM2003/bio.koshiba.htm

1931: Following the Mukden Incident (September 18), Japanese Kwantung Army takes Mukden and starts to invade Manchuria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Manchuria

1970: Birth of Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop/rock singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takanori_Nishikawa

1990: Birth of Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Fukuda_Saki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tirraX_TvY0

1995: The commander of American forces in Japan and the US ambassador apology for the rape of a schoolgirl committed by three US servicemen

2010: China suspends high-level exchanges with Japan and promises tough countermeasures after a Japanese court extended the detention of a Chinese trawler captain who collided with two Japanese coastguard ships
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20100919-237986.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11363024

2013: Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years, overseeing the creation of Super Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda, has died aged 85.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games/nintendo/10320028/Nintendos-Hiroshi-Yamauchi-dies-aged-85.html
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/19/hiroshi-yamauchi

2014: Former Japanese premier Hoshiro Mori brings a letter from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a visit to Seoul as Tokyo seeks a thaw in frosty ties
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140919000872

2015: Japan’s upper chamber of Parliament approves controversial bills allowing the country’s military to engage in overseas combat in limited circumstances — a major shift after seven decades of pacifism
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/18/asia/japan-military-constitution/index.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/japan-passes-law-allowing-troops-fight-150918125944422.html
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/japanese-diet-enacts-security-laws-marking-japan%E2%80%99s-departure-pacifism

On 18 September in Japan’s history

ON 18 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 18, 2018

1598: Death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord, born February 2, 1536
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/tp/hideyoshitimelines.htm
http://www.samurai-archives.com/hideyoshi.html

1931: Mukden (Shenyang) Incident or Manchurian Incident provoked by the Japanese, pretext for invading Manchuria
http://www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha4/description01.html
http://www.slideshare.net/jcrowder/the-manchurian-incident

1945: General MacArthur moves his command to Tokyo as he prepares for his new role as archictect of democratic Japan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-in-tokyo

1946: Birth of Akira Kamiya, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kamiya

1949: Birth of Sokyu Fujita, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297842/
http://asianwiki.com/Sokyu_Fujita

1954: Birth of Takao Doi, Japanese astronaut
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/doi.html

1973: Birth of Ami Onuki, Japanese singer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ami_Onuki

 

Holidays and observances

Island Language Day (Okinawa Prefecture)

On 17 September in Japan’s history

ON 17 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 17, 2018

1192: Birth of Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun who was assassinated on February 13, 1219
http://everything2.com/?node_id=691877

1786: Death of Tokugawa Ieharu, 10th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate (1760-1786), born on June 20, 1737
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Ieharu

1867: Birth of Shiki Masaoka, Japanese poet who died on September 19, 1902
http://www.poemhunter.com/masaoki-shiki/biography/

1894: Battle of Yalu River, the largest naval engagement in the first Sino-Japan war
http://www.naval-encyclopedia.com/battles/battle-of-yalu-1894
http://sinojapanesewar.com/yalu.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9014.html

1939: Beginning of the Battle of Changsha, up to October 6, 1939) the first attempt by Japan to take the city of Changsha, China, during the second Sino-Japanese War
http://totallyhistory.com/battle-of-changsha-1939/

2002: Junichiro Koizumi is the first Japanese head of government to go to Pyongyang. North Korea admits the kidnapping of Japanese in the 70s and 80s
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/n_korea/pmv0209/index.html

2005: After its failure in the September 13 election, the Democratic Party of Japan elects Seiji Maehara as its new leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiji_Maehara

2010: Prime Minister Naoto Kan keeps to his « anti-Ozawa » principle as he reshuffles the Cabinet, awarding key positions to Diet members who have kept their distance from former DPJ Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa

2010: Japan says China has shipped drilling equipment to a disputed gas field in the East China Sea, fuelling diplomatic tensions between the Asian giants. China has previously refrained from unilateral drilling at Japan’s request
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11340220

2012: Major electronics firms Panasonic and Canon have temporarily suspend production at factories in China after a territorial dispute triggered violent anti-Japanese protests
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-19620114
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-japan/japan-brandname-firms-shut-china-plants-after-protest-violence-idUSBRE88F00H20120917

 

On 16 September in Japan’s history

ON 16 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 16, 2018

1911: Death of Hishida Shunso, Japanese painter from the Meiji period, born on September 21, 1875
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hishida_Shuns%C5%8D
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Hishida+Shunso&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=83RUUPbZAYnJhAeXioHgDA&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

1945: Japan surrender Hong Kong to Admiral Cecil Harcourt

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208363
https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2018/07/15/admiral-harcourt-arrives-in-hong-kong/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtdMmBZxU9c

2009: Yukio Hatoyama, who led his party to a landmark victory, takes office as prime minister after a half-century of virtually uninterrupted, one-party rule
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/world/asia/17japan.html?ref=asia
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/world/asia/17japan.html

2012: Anti-Japan démonstrations gain momentum outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing, where Chinese demonstrators have been protesting over a group of disputed islands for a second day running
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2012/09/anti-japan-protests-in-china/100370/
http://www.france24.com/en/20120916-anti-japan-outcry-escalates-east-china-sea-islands-protests-embassies-Beijing

On 15 September in Japan’s history

ON 15 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 15, 2018

767: Birth of Saichō, Japanese Buddhist monk who died on June 26, 822
http://templesofjapan.com/Dengyo-Daishi-Saicho.html
http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-1866-9780824823719.aspx
http://www.tendai.or.jp/english/

1762: Empress Go-Sakuramachi, 117th Emperor of Japan, ascends to the throne
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=Go-Sakuramachi

1894: Battle of Pyongyang during the first Sino-Japanese war for the control of Korea kingdom. Japan defeats China

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pyongyang
http://populargusts.blogspot.com/2006/08/dancing-girls-war-and-missionaries.html
http://sinojapanesewar.com/pyongyang.htm

1926: Birth of Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director who died on May 30, 2006
http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/great-directors/imamura/
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2007novedec/imamura.html
http://asiasociety.org/new-york/vengeance-shohei-imamura-film-series
 Shohei Imamura 1

1932: Signature of Japan-Manchukuo protocol. Japan officially recognizes Manchukuo
http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/policy/pre-war/320915a.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675035156_N-Muto_Mikado’s-Major-Generals_pose-for-photo_Henry-Ru-Yi
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8944.html

1942: The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Wasp_(CV-7)

1944: In first stage of Operation Stalemate in the Palau archipelo, the Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps’ 1st Marine Division and the United States Army’s 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery
http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/peleliu/default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Peleliu
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-Peleliu
http://worldwar2headquarters.com/HTML/museums/lvt-museum/battle-peleliu.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37wU96lB2uU

1977: Birth of Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Aki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtZotUnQpz0

2012: Angry protesters stage sometimes violent anti-Japanese demonstrations in cities across China, amid escalating tensions over disputed islands in the East China Sea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19609945

2016:  Japan’s Democratic Party selects acting leader Renho as its new leader, making the 48-year-old the first woman to head the nation’s main opposition party
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2019655/half-taiwanese-renho-becomes-first-woman-lead-japans-main
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/15/japanese-opposition-party-elects-first-female-leader

 

On 14 September in Japan’s history

ON 14 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 14, 2018

585: Death of Bidatsu, 30th emperor of Japan (572-585), born in 538
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Bidatsu

1164: Death of Sutoku, 75th emperor of Japan (1123-1142), born on July 7, 1119
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Sutoku

1180: In Japan, Battle of Ishibashiyama between the Minamoto and Tairan clan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ishibashiyama
http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/the-great-battle-of-ishibashiyama-ishibashiyama-%C3%B4gassen-no-zu-462241

1862: Namamugi incident, also known sometimes as the Kanagawa Incident, and archaically as the Richardson Affair, was a samurai attack on foreign nationals in Japan
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Namamugi_Incident#encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namamugi_Incident

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1935: Birth of Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist, who died on August 2, 2008
http://lambiek.net/artists/a/akatsuka_fujio.htm

1949: Birth of Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer
http://nippop.com/artist/artist_id-74/artist_name-eikichi_yazawa/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUt9jcI75g4

1950: US President Truman authorizes the State Department to start negotiations for a peace treaty with Japan 

1981: Birth of Miyavi, Japanese singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyavi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ThoGOST-Gw&feature=related

1982: Birth of Hiroki Narimiya, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroki_Narimiya
http://nana-nana.net/hirokigallery.html

1985: Birth of Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer
http://mydramalist.com/people/448-ueto-aya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Ueto

1986: Birth of Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
http://www.chickipedia.com/ai-takahashi/

2010: Japanese PM Naoto Kan survives a leadership challenge from veteran power-broker Ichiro Ozawa, defeating him by a wider than expected margin
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/09/201091465736534326.html

2012: Six Chinese ships enter waters surrounding disputed island chain Senkaku claimed by both China and Japan amid deteriorating relations between the two regional powers, prompting Japan to summon its Chinese ambassador in protest
http://www.france24.com/en/20120914-china-defies-japan-sending-ships-disputed-islands-diaoyu-senkaku
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201291445921803663.html

On 13 September in Japan’s history

ON 13 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 13, 2018

1872: Birth of Kijūrō Shidehara, Japanese politician, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (Oct 1945-May 1946) who died on March 10, 1951
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kij%C5%ABr%C5%8D_Shidehara

1912: Death of Maresuke Nogi, Japanese general, born on December 25, 1849
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nogi_Maresuke
http://www.lib.city.minato.tokyo.jp/yukari/e/man-detail.cgi?id=73

1942: During the World War II, second day of the Battle of Edson’s Ridge in the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Imperial Japanese Army with heavy losses for the Japanese forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Edson’s_Ridge

1961: Birth of KK Null, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KK_Null
http://kknull.com/en/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8XeXvAkHTM

1971: Birth of Manabu Namiki, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manabu_Namiki
http://namiki.cocoebiz.com/

2010: Japan releases the 14 crew members of a Chinese fishing vessel seized last week after a maritime clash but keeps its captain in custody
http://www.france24.com/en/20100913-japan-releases-crew-seized-chinese-fishing-vessel-but-holds-captain

On 12 September in Japan’s history

ON 12 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 12, 2018

1875: Birth of Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor, who died on September 11, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsunosuke_Onoe

1894: Birth of Kyuichi Tokuda, Japanese politician, Chairman of the Japanese Communist Party who died on October 14, 1953
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Kyuichi_Tokuda
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Tokuda+Kyuichi

Tokuda Kyuichi 1946

1942: First day of the Battle of Edson’s Ridge during the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines protecting Henderson Field on Guadalcanal are attacked by Imperial Japanese Army forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Edson’s_Ridge
https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Guadalcanal-War-in-the-Pacific-Edson-s-Ridge
http://www.wargamer.com/Article/3397

1942-09-12-edson-ridge

1945: Hajime Sugiyama, Japanese general and minister of war, commits suicide, born on January 1, 1880
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajime_Sugiyama

2007: Shinzo Abe announced he resigns as Prime Minister of Japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7011596.stm