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On 15 September in Japan’s history

ON 15 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 15, 2019

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://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)
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/19/us/uss-wasp-shipwreck-discovered-trnd/index.html?

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, 2019

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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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, 2019

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, 2019

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

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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

On 11 September in Japan’s history

1969-09-11-red-army-foundation

ON 11 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 11, 2019

1182: Birth of Minamoto no Yoriie, second shogun (1202 – 1203) of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan, who died on August 14, 1204
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Yoriie

1680: Death of Go-Mizunoo, 108th emperor of Japan (1611-1629), born on June 29, 1596
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Mizunoo_of_Japan

1926: Death of Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor and director, born on September 12, 1875
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsunosuke_Onoe
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0648803/

1945: Liberation of the Japanese-run POW and civilian internee camp at Batu Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak on the island of Borneo by Australian 9th Division forces. Over 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, were due to be executed on September 15
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Lintang_camp

1960: Birth of Hiroshi Amano, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2014/amano-facts.html

1966: Birth of Princess Akishino (Kiko), Japanese Imperial Family
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/princess-akishino-of-japan/

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

1969: The Japanese terrorist organizations « Red Army » is established
http://www.npa.go.jp/archive/keibi/syouten/syouten271/english/0301.html

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2005: In Japan, landslide victory of prime minister Koizumi in the legislative election
http://www.electionguide.org/election.php?ID=156

2012: The Japanese government buy three  uninhabitated islands of Senkaku (Diaoyu), a territorial dispute with China
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/11/japan-buys-islands-at-centre-of-row-with-china/
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-sends-patrol-ships-to-Diaoyu/Senkaku-25786.html

On 10 September in Japan’s history

ON 10 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 10, 2019

1401: The reconstruction of the Japanese imperial palace at Kyoto is completed. Fires, including the one prompting this reconstruction, repeatedly destroyed or damaged the palace

1561: In the Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima, Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Kawanakajima

1986: Birth of Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Uchi_Hiroki

1987: Birth of Nana Tanimura, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_Tanimura

2011: Japan’s new trade minister Hachiro quits after calling the area around the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant a « town of death »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14866276

On 9 September in Japan’s history

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1466: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who died on May 23, 1523
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshitane

1612: Death of Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord, born in 1570
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakagawa_Hidenari
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Nakagawa_Hidenari.JPG

1892: Birth of Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress, who died on October 18, 1961
http://www.silentera.com/people/actresses/Aoki-Tsuru.html

1908: Birth of Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral, killed in action on January 9, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigekazu_Shimazaki

1911: Birth of Kozaburo Yoshimura, Japanese film maker who died on November 7, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dzabur%C5%8D_Yoshimura

1942: A Japanese floatplane drops an incendiary bomb on Oregon in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite
http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/Japanese_bomb_Oregon.html
http://www.historynet.com/japanese-bomb-the-continental-u-s-west-coast.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdt8g57FQ38

1945: Japanese forces in China surrender to the Chinese Guomindang government representative general Ho Ying-chin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender02.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8768.html

https://youtu.be/W8lk0Te6LnU

1946: Birth of Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayato_Tani

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ0McE9WY5s

1982: Birth of Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Otsuka

2012: As many as 100,000 protestors, according to organizers — gathered at a seaside park on Okinawa to demand that the plan to deploy 12 MV-22 Osprey aircraft on the island be scrapped, saying they are unsafe
http://asiancorrespondent.com/88983/thousands-protest-in-japan-against-osprey-aircraft/

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)

On 8 September in Japan’s history

ON 8 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 8, 2019

1852: Birth of Korea Emperor Gojong (Gwangmu), forced to abdicate by Japan on 18 July 1907 and who died  on 21 January 1919
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gojong_of_Korea

1945: Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo attempts to take his own life rather than face a war crimes tribunal
http://billdownscbs.blogspot.fr/2015/08/1945-story-of-hideki-tojos-attempted.html

1945: US troops land in south of Japanese-held Korea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-troops-arrive-in-korea-to-partition-the-country

1951: End of the conference of San-Francisco for a peace treaty with Japan . Signature of a US-Japan Security which will enter into force on 28 April 1952
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/sanfrancisco01.htm

1958: Birth of Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2132

1963: Birth of Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitoshi_Matsumoto

1970: Birth of Yuji Nishizawa, Japanese hijacker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANA_Flight_61

1981: Death of Hideki Yukawa, Nobel Prize in Physics (1949), born in January 1907
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1949/yukawa-bio.html

1992: At the request of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), a major UN peacekeeping operation, Japan sends troops overseas for the first time since World War II
http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/un/pko/pamph96/02_2.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZprTRJQ2ZCE

2010: Diplomatic row between China and Japan after collisions between two Japanese patrol boats and a Chinese trawler on September 7
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11225522

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZbsmKrjxXk&feature=related

 

On 7 September in Japan’s history

ON 7 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 7, 2019

786: Birth of Emperor Saga, 52nd Emperor of Japan, who died in 842
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Saga_of_Japan

1939: Death of the Japanese novelist Kyoka Izumi, born on November 4, 1873
http://www.intangible.org/Features/koya/koyaintro1.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%8Dka_Izumi

1942: Australian and US forces inflict a significant defeat upon the Japanese at the Battle of Milne Bay that started on August 25
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_milne_bay.html
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/east/battle-of-milne-bay-greg-mcgregor-recalls-struggle-that-helped-turn-world-war-ii/news-story/2abbc586d42969cf9fbebd627be3347b

1962: Death of Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese historical novelist, born on August 11, 1892
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/y/eiji-yoshikawa/
http://www.whistlingshade.com/0501/yoshikawa.html

2008: Death of Nagi Noda, Japanese pop artist and director, born in 1973
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/09/10/nagi-noda-japanese-a.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagi_Noda

2010: A Chinese fishing trawler collides with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the islands. After the collisions, Japanese sailors board the Chinese vessel and arrest the captain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Senkaku_boat_collision_incident
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2010/11/201011562855161225.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgt8EbOi9MM

2014: Shinzo Abe becomes the first Japanese prime minister to visit Sri Lanka in 24 years, on the second leg of a South Asian tour that sought to assert Tokyo’s interest in a region where it has ceded influence to China
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southasia-japan/abe-becomes-first-japanese-pm-to-visit-sri-lanka-in-24-years-idUSKBN0H20HW20140907?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

2014: Death of Yoshiko Ōtaka, Chinese-Japanese actress, singer, and politician, born on February 12, 1920
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/sep/22/yoshiko-yamaguchi

On 6 September in Japan’s history

ON 6 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 6, 2019

1511: Death of Shogun Ashikaga Yoshizumi in charge from 1494 to 1508
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshizumi

 1494-1508 Ashikaga Yoshizumi

1932: Birth of Hiroyuki Iwaki, Japanese conductor who died on June 13, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroyuki_Iwaki

1939: Birth of Susumu Tonegawa, Nobel prize for physiology and Medicine in 1987
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1987/tonegawa-autobio.html

1941: The Battle of Changsha (September 6 – October 8, 1941) is Japan’s second attempt in taking the city of Changsha, China, the capital of Hunan Province as part of the second Sino-Japanese War
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1941)
https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=183

1976: Soviet air force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaido in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States
http://seanmunger.com/2013/09/06/the-odyssey-of-viktor-belenko-a-fascinating-footnote-to-the-cold-war/

1977: Birth of Kiyoshi Hikawa, Japanese enka singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyoshi_Hikawa

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcqgLW5HNvM

1998: Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa, who often adapted Western literary works and forms to Japanese subjects, dies at the age of 88
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-akira-kurosawa-1196526.html
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/akira-kurosawa-10-essential-films

2006: In Japan, Princess Kiko, spouse of Prince Akishino, second son of Emperor Akihito, give birth to a son, Hisahito, putting an end to the dynasty problem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hisahito_of_Akishino

2013: China’s president and Japan’s prime minister hold a brief, surprise meeting at a Group of 20 summit in Russia in the first contact since tensions flared a year ago in an island dispute.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/113017/leaders-of-china-japan-hold-brief-talk-at-g20/