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On 26 February in Japan’s history

1936-02-26 Incident

ON 26 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 26, 2017

1876: Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea’s status as a tributary state of Qing Dynasty China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%E2%80%93Korea_Treaty_of_1876

1911: Birth of Taro Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist who died on January 7, 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar%C5%8D_Okamoto
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_dave/65019195/

1924: Birth of Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89), who died on June 19, 2000
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Takeshit.html

1936: Attempted coup d’état by the ultranationalist Kodo-ha faction of the Imperial Japanese Army in which two former Prime Ministers are killed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_26_Incident
http://www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha4/description07.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52gGwFSTK2I

1956: Birth of Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keisuke_Kuwata

 

1958: Death of Japanese painter Yokoyama Taikan, born on November 2, 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokoyama_Taikan
http://ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/346.html?c=15
http://www.chitralekha.org/yokoyama.htm
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Yokoyama+Taikan&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=bflIT7aNHqLX0QGcpbHuDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

1969: Birth of Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
http://sakimoto.cocoebiz.com/index.shtml

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

1982: Death of Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese film director, born on January 1, 1896
http://www.answers.com/topic/teinosuke-kinugasa

http://www.flickchart.com/Charts.aspx?director=Teinosuke+Kinugasa
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7iew7_une-page-folle-teinosuke-kinugasa-clip_shortfilms

Teinosuke Kinugasa 2

1985: Birth of Miki Fujimoto, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miki_Fujimoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR-3sPJ4CnU

1986: Birth of Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Kay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjA54kiLtgM

On 25 February in Japan’s history

ON 25 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 25, 2017

1553: Suicide of Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirate_Masahide

1925: Diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union are established

1945: Birth of Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician who committed suicide on May 28, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshikatsu_Matsuoka

1957: Nobosuke Kishi, president of the Liberal Democratic Party  becomes Japanese Prime Minister (up to July 19, 1960)
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Nobosuke+Kishi

On 24 February in Japan’s history

ON 24 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 24, 2017

1103: Birth of Toba, the 74th Japanese emperor (1107-1123) who died in July 1156
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Toba_of_Japan

1911: Japan and the US conclude a treaty that continues restrictions on Japanese laborers

1933: League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria. Refusing to leave,  Japan withdraws from League of Nations
http://www.johndclare.net/league_of_nations6_news.htm

1942: An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all « persons of Japanese racial origin »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Canadian_internment

1978: Birth of Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinya_(musician)
http://www.nautiljon.com/people/shinya+-dir+en+grey.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN18AQhPRZc

1983: A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.

1987: Birth of Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress
http://www.soul-hunter.com/sailormoon/pgsm/actors/chiekokawabe.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwU3cIi-GvM

1987: Birth of Mayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayuko_Iwasa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivjxsOdHw6A

On 23 February in Japan’s history

ON 23 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 23, 2017

1646: Birth of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, 5th shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Tsunayoshi
http://www.sinister-designs.com/graphicarts/tsunayoshi.html

1865: Death by ritual suicide of Yamanami Keisuke, Japanese samurai, born in 1833
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Yamanami_Keisuke

Yamanami Keisuke

1872: Birth of Hiragushi Denchu, Japanese sculptor who died on December 30, 1979
http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/exhibit/2001/denchu/denchu_en.htm
http://www.city.ibara.okayama.jp/denchu_museum/about_denchu/english-about_denchu.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-x9B-_ViWk

1904: Japan forces the Korean authorities to sign the « Korea-Japanese Agreement Letter » This letter permits Japan to use any facilities, at any time, on the Korean peninsula, to further its war strategies

1933: Japan starts invasion of China, north of the Great Wall

1942: A Japanese submarine shells an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California
http://www.independent.com/news/2012/mar/20/ellwood-bombing/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Ellwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u15zyjOa-A

1944: End of the Battle od Eniwetok Atoll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Eniwetok
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1
http://www.stamfordhistory.org/ww2_eniwetok.htm

1945: US Flag is rised on Iwo Jama
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/23/newsid_3564000/3564547.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-raise-the-flag-on-mt-suribachi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHe9gCgQsos

1945: US Forces, under general Mac Arthur, enter in Manila (Philippines), starting a devastating intramurros battle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_the_Liberation_of_Manila

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

1945: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Baños internment camp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_at_Los_Ba%C3%B1os
http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-liberating-los-banos-internment-camp.htm

 

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

1946: General Tomoyuki Yamashita, born on November 8, 1885, « The Tiger of Malaya » is hanged
http://www.world-war-2.info/figures/tomoyuki-yamashita.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H6HxpbZijw

1960: Birth of Crown Prince Naruhito
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naruhito,_Crown_Prince_of_Japan

1986: Birth of Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese idol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuya_Kamenashi

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

2015: Japan’s crown prince warns of the need to remember World War II « correctly », in a rare foray into an ideological debate as nationalist politicians seek to downplay the country’s historic crimes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2964845/Japan-crown-prince-warns-correct-history.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/japanese-crown-prince-says-country-must-not-rewrite-history-of-ww2
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/23/japan-prince-history.html

On 22 February in Japan’s history

ON 22 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 22, 2017

1961: Birth of Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Takasaki
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Akira_Takasaki/25140

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

2011: Japan’s governing party suspends its scandal-tainted political kingmaker Ichiro  Ichiro Ozawa, a shadowy political figure who once led the party, indicted in a political financing case
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/world/asia/23japan.html?_r=1&ref=asia


2012: China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has lodged an official complaint to Japan after a politician claimed the Nanjing Massacre never occurred
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17125934

2015: Japan urges South Korea again to return disputed islets, one of the issues which have soured ties between the two US allies. Seoul controls the islands which it calls Dokdo. They are known in Japan as Takeshima
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/japan-calls-return-isles-s-korea

 

On 21 February in Japan’s history

ON 21 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 21, 2017

1184: In Japan, Minamoto no Yoshinaka is killed during the Battle of Awazu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Awazu
http://www.historyoffighting.com/tomoe-gozen.php

 

1846: Death of the 120th Japanese emperor Ninko (1817-1846), born on 16 March 1800
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Nink%C5%8D

1887: Birth of Japanese General Korechika Anami, who committed suicide on August 15, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korechika_Anami

1945: Japanese kamikaze planes sink escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga
http://derekconant.com/iad/maritime_resource/historical_documentation_center/usa/aircraft_carriers/uss_bismarck_sea_cv95/captain_john_l_pratt/

1981: Birth of Jun Kaname, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Kaname

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NieEGWI9Wn4

2013: Japan carries out three executions – the first since the country’s conservative prime  minister, Shinzo Abe, was elected last December, and a sign that Tokyo will defy international pressure to abolish the death penalty
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/21/japan-executions-resume-three-hangings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21528526

On 20 February in Japan’s history

ON 20 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 20, 2017

1883: Birth of Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through the Dark Night), who died on October 21, 1971
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/273.html

1886: Birth of Takuboku Ishikawa, Japanese poet, who died on April 13, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takuboku_Ishikawa

1928: In Tokyo, first election with universal suffrage
https://books.google.fr/books?id=km-9YkgxGbsC&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=In+Tokyo,+first+election+with+universal+suffrage&source=bl&ots=OnHBvcZ4_9&sig=wrgSkC9ipyVyYf9sSBZr3U3InB4&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=-zPmVMv3Bcn-UreOgJgJ&ved=0CFQQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=In%20Tokyo%2C%20first%20election%20with%20universal%20suffrage&f=false

1929: Birth of Toshiro Mayuzumi Yokohama, Japanese composer (Sphenogramme) who died on April 10, 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiro_Mayuzumi

1933: Death in jail of communist Japanese writer Kobayashi Takiji
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takiji_Kobayashi
http://japanfocus.org/-Heather-Bowen_Struyk/3180

1942: Japanese troop land on Timor
http://www.easttimor.org.uk/battleoftimor.htm

1950: Birth of Ken Shimura, Japanese actor

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic53hhFllPM

1996: Death of Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer, born on October 8, 1930
http://www.naxos.com/composerinfo/bio23861.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lgk8MdM_jw

 

On 19 February in Japan’s history

ON 19 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 19, 2017

1184: During the Genpei wars, Second battle of Uji in Japan
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/46132/gp17-second-battle-uji
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Uji_(1184)

1709: Death of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, 5th shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty, born onFebruary 23, 1646
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Tsunayoshi
http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt6wr2bp
http://history-of-japan.weebly.com/tokugawa-shogunate.html

1942: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian northern city of Darwin, killing 243 people
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs195.aspx
http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/japanese-bombing-of-darwin
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17073472

1942: Japanese troop land on Timor
http://www.easttimor.org.uk/battleoftimor.htm
http://www.oocities.org/dutcheastindies/bali.html

1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-signs-executive-order-9066
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5154
http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/history/eo9066.html

1945: Start of the offensive against Japanese on Iwo-Jima (Volcano Archipelao)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-invade-iwo-jima

http://ww2today.com/19-february-1945-us-marines-invade-beaches-of-iwo-jima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWcDIMrd6eE&NR=1&feature=fvwp

1945: 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
http://historum.com/war-military-history/21989-crocodiles-ate-my-army.html
http://iberianature.com/wildworld/tag/massacre-by-crocodiles-on-ramree-island/

1946: Birth of Hiroshi Fujioka, Japanese actor
http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Hiroshi_Fujioka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qH3kT3618Q

1972: The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asama-Sanso_incident

1983: Birth of Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mika_Nakashima
http://nana-nana.net/mikagallery.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAQi1hP1_iI

 1986: Birth of Reon Kadena, Japanese model and actress
http://www.askmen.com/women/models_300/375_reon_kadena.html

1988: Birth of Miyu Irino, Japanese voice actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyu_Irino
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1207

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

2005: United States and Japan say that stability in the Taiwan Strait is one in their strategic target

 

On 18 February in Japan’s history

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 18, 2017

1530: Birth of Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord who died on April 19, 1578
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kenshin.html

1908: The American ambassador to Japan is given a note by the Japanese in which they agree to restrict Japanese emigration to the US; this becomes known as the ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’

1932: Japan proclaims Manchukuo (Manchuria) independence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchukuo
http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/FLAGS/cn_j_mk.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_aZWY2Pm3g&feature=related

1933: Birth of Yoko Ono, Japanese born singer, ex wife of John Lennon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Ono

1938: Beginning of the bombing of Chongqing by the Japanese airplanes, up to August 23, 1943
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History7592.html
http://timelines.com/1938/2/18/japanese-army-begins-sustained-bombing-of-chongqing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkHUvRp9buw

1938: During the Nanking Massacre, the Nanking Safety Zone International Committee is renamed « Nanking International Rescue Committee » and the safety zone in place for refugees falls apart

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

1942: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sook_Ching
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_40_2005-01-24.html

http://fr.slideshare.net/tysjason/japanese-occupation-16372400?related=1

 

On 17 February in Japan’s history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 17, 2017

1862: Birth of Mori Ogai, Japanese novelist and poet who died on July 9, 1922
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mori_%C5%8Cgai
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/342.html

1944: By the Operation Haistone, the US destry the main Japanese logistical base in central Pacific of Truk in the Caroline Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hailstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHV6awrQ0E

1944: Beginning of the six-day Battle of Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-troops-land-on-eniwetok-atoll
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcE1urSgUE

1972: Birth of Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Isoya



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnhtpn_yy-yy-yuki-isoya-slideshow_music

1974: Birth of Kaoru Niikura, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaoru_(musician)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn22Dc91kCU

 1984: Birth of Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kamakari_Kenta