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On 26 September in Japan’s history

ON 26 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 26, 2017

1626: Death of Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior, born in 1554
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakisaka_Yasuharu

1940: The Japanese land on Haiphong with the consent of the German-sponsored Vichy government of France. Japanese forces occupy French Indochina and the French governor is reduced to a figurehead
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11320976
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1913&dat=19400926&id=H7Y0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=-mkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4275,6916126&hl=fr

1946: Birth of Togo Igawa, Japanese actor
http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/togoigawa.htm
http://movies.dosthana.com/profile/togo-igawa-biography

1954: Japanese rail ferry Toya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toya_Maru

2006: Death of Iva Toguri D’Aquino who was convicted and later pardoned of being World War II propagandist « Tokyo Rose, » who died in Chicago at age 90, born on July 4, 1916
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/sep/27/secondworldwar.usa
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/27/AR2006092700133.html

2006: Shinzo Abe becomes the 90th premier of Japan with 339 votes on 475 at the House of representatives and 136 on 240 at the Senate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinz%C5%8D_Abe

2012: Japan’s main opposition party choses former premier Shinzo Abe as its new leader, a victory likely to see him reinstated as prime minister in next general élections this year.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19725296
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/2012926122535879576.html

On 25 September in Japan’s history

ON 25 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 25, 2017

1333: Death of Japanese Prince Morikuni, 9th shogun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan since June 19, 1308, born in 1301
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Morikuni

1358: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, third shogun (1368-1394) of the Ashikaga shogunate of Japan, who died on May 31, 1408
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshimitsu

1617: Death of Go-Yozei,107th emperor of Japan, (December 17, 1586 to May 9, 1611), corresponding to the transition between the Azuchi-Momoyama period and the Edo period, born on December 31, 1572
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Y%C5%8Dzei

1937: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pingxingguan
http://ffreebiegitarlessons.blogspot.fr/2008/10/battle-of-pingxingguan.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEC2h6HJ48o

1937: Birth of Soichiro Kitamura, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kitamura_Soichiro

1942: Birth of Jin Nakayama, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0620417/
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.958.htm

1964: Birth of Kikuko Inoue, Japanese singer and voice actress (seiyu)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikuko_Inoue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJEF6GOxi8g

1970: Birth of Misa Shimizu, Japanese actress

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793679/


1972: Beginning of Japanese Kakuei Tanaka visit to China which will be concluded by September joint communiqué announcing the end of state of war and the establishment of diplomatic relations
www.bestchinanews.com/History/11431.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9330.html

1972-09-25 Mao Tanaka

2007: Yasuo Fukuda is elected new Japan’s prime minister
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-09-24-japan-resignations_N.htm

2010: Tensions between China and Japan over the arrest of a Chinese trawler captain flare anew, a day after his release, with Beijing demanding an apology for the detention, and Tokyo refusing
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/world/asia/26japan.html?ref=asia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/09/201092513493331932.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYNtJe6rEwU

2012: Japanese coast guard vessels have tried to turn away dozens of Taiwanese fishing boats near a chain of disputed islands in the East China Sea after firing water cannons at them.
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/25/japan-and-taiwan-tangle-over-islands/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19709355

 

On 24 September in Japan’s history

ON 24 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 24, 2017

1732: Death of Reigen, 112th emperor Japan, born on July 9, 1654
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Reigen_of_Japan

1877: Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the imperial Japanese Army over the samurai Satsuma Rebellion
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/battleswars1800s/p/shiroyama.htm

1877: Death of Takamori Saigo, samurai, leader of Satmura rebellion, born on February 7, 1827
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takamori_Saigo

1948: The Honda Motor Company is founded in Japan

1981: birth of Yuki Matsuzaki, Japanese actor and producer
http://www.yukimatsuzaki.com/eng/resume.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KzqpnHmSoc

2008: Taro Aso is named Japan’s third prime minister in the space of two years following a vote in the lower house of the country’s parliament
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/09/20089247482915732.html

2010: Japanese authorities release the captain of a Chinese trawler who was arrested two weeks ago near islands claimed by China and Japan, defusing a dispute that had sent ties between the Asian powers to their lowest point in years
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/25/world/asia/25chinajapan.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11403241

2012: Chinese ships plied the waters of a disputed island chain, Japan’s coastguard said, as a fleet of Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for the area, vowing to stake Taipei’s claim.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120924-373489.html

 

On 23 September in Japan’s history

ON 23 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 23, 2017

1161: Birth of Takakura, the 80th Japanese Emperor (1168-1180), who died on January 30, 1181
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Takakura

1573: Death of Asai Hisamasa, Japanese warlord who committed suicide for loosing battle, born in 1524
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Asai_Hisamasa

1740: Birth of Empress Go-Sakuramachi, 117th emperor of Japan (1762-1771)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Go-Sakuramachi

1771: Birth of Morihito (Kokaku), 119th emperor of Japan (1779-1817) who died on 11 December 1840
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_K%C5%8Dkaku

1889: Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanafuda

1942: First day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actions_along_the_Matanikau

1964: Birth of Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koshi_Inaba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh0Hl2HEOPo

1974: Birth of Harumi Inoue, Japanese actress and model
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0409276/bio
http://www.icelebz.com/celebs/harumi_inoue/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRIVV6VJM7s

1985: Birth of Maki Goto, Japanese pop singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Goto_Maki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YRmr4AusRg

1986: Japanese newspapers quote Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone as saying that minorities lowered the «intelligence level» of America

1996: Death of Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoonist, born in 1933
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiko_F._Fujio

2012: China postpones a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of its diplomatic relationship with Japan amid high tensions between the two countries over a territorial dispute
http://www.france24.com/en/20120923-china-postpones-ceremony-marking-diplomatic-ties-with-japan-amid-territorial-dispute

On 22 September in Japan’s history

ON 22 SEPTEMBER, IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 22, 2017

1253: Death of Dogen Zenki, Japanese Zen Buddhist, born on January 19, 1200
http://www.zenki.com/AboutDogen.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C5%8Dgen

1598: Korean and Chinese allied forces make a second attack against Japanese forces. However, Korean and Chinese allied forces failed to take the Ulsan Japanese Castle

1868: Byakkotai, The Young Japanese samurai corps of Aizu-Han commit suicide when they thought their castle was on fire
http://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=618
http://www.jref.com/history/byakkotai/

1868-09-22 Byakkotai

1878: Birth of the Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida (1946-1947), who died on October 20, 1967
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yoshida_Shigeru
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX110.html

1940: Following an ultimatum, France authorizes the use of the Tonkin airfields by the Japanese forces

1956: Birth of Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer
http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/2689367

1957: Death of Japanese Admiral Soemu Toyoda, born on May 22, 1885
http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/T/o/Toyoda_Soemu.htm
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/people_toyoda_soemu.html

1981: Birth of Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer, dancer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Shibutani

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QECOwDS5X8Y

1996: Foundation of the Democratic Party of Japan by Yukio Hatoyama, former general secretary of Sakigake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukio_Hatoyama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_of_Japan

2000: Death of Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator, born in 1916
http://www.mishalov.com/Sakai.html

2008: Taro Aso, an outspoken conservative is chosen by the governing Liberal Democratic Party to become the nation’s next prime minister of Japan
http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1843251,00.html

 

On 21 September in Japan’s history

ON 21 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 21, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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 http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/ex-japan-pm-visit-south-korea-hope-easing-troubled-ties

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, 2017

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, 2017

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