Category Archives: On this day in Japan history

On 24 November in Japan’s history

ON 24 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 24, 2017

654: Death of Kotoku, 36th emperor of Japan, born in 596
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_K%C5%8Dtoku

Emperor Kotoku

1861: Birth of Makino Nobuaki, Japanese politician who died on January 25, 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makino_Nobuaki

1873: Birth of Kaiwai Gyokudo, Japanese painter who died June 30, 1957
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawai_Gyokud%C5%8D
https://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en/archives/collection/kawai_gyokudo
http://www.google.fr/search?q=gyokudo+kawai+painting&nord=1&biw=1242&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=mRZyVJ20OsWYPK-qgIAE&ved=0CCMQsAQ
 

1940: Death of Saionji Kinmochi, twice Japanese prime minister, born on October 23, 1849
http://www.jref.com/history/saionji-kinmochi/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saionji_Kinmochi

1943: The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men
http://www.historynet.com/uss-liscome-bay-hit-by-a-torpedo-near-makin-atoll-during-world-war-ii.htm

1943-11-24 USS Liscom Bay is sink

1944: First bombing raid since 1942 against the Japanese capital from the east is carried out by 88 American B-29 superfortress aircrafts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-b-29s-raid-tokyo
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/fire_raids_on_japan.htm

1945: In Japan, the office of the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal is officially abolished with the promulgation of the new constitution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Keeper_of_the_Privy_Seal_of_Japan

1974: Birth of Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor
http://www.nautiljon.com/people/taro+yamamoto.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945500/

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

1990: Death of Nistani Keiji, Japanese philosopher, born on February 27, 1900
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiji_Nishitani
http://strongreading.blogspot.fr/2011/08/keiji-nishitani-religion-and.html

2000: Kazuo Shii is elected chairman of the Japanese Communist Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuo_Shii

2015: Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/japan-rocket-launches-its-first-commercial-satellite

 

On 23 November in Japan’s history

ON 23 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 23, 2017

1943: The US forces defeat Japanese forces in the South Pacific Tarawa atoll, opening the way to Marshall Island, US objective
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/tarawa.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1123.html#article

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2jJjpk_-bc

1973: Death of Japan born American actor Sessue Hayakawa
http://www.silentera.com/people/actors/Hayakawa-Sessue.html

2013: China has demarcated an « air-defence identification zone » over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25062525
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/japan-protests-new-china-air-defence-zone-2013112313117557543.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/23/china-air-defence-zone-sparks-fresh-row-with-japan/

china-sea-dispute

 

Holidays  and observances

Japan: Kinro kansha no hi (Labour Thanksgiving Day)

On 22 November in Japan’s history

ON 22 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 22, 2017

1904: Birth of Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist, who died on 20 April 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumio_Niwa

1913: Death of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, who was the last shogun of Japan (1966-1867), born on October 28, 1836
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/147.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-77Ld8jKf_k

1940: Birth of Hachiro Tako, Japanese actor, who died on July 24, 1985
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847717/bio

1940: Birth of Eiichi Yamamoto, Japanese film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945412/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=5556

1943: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0809820.html
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=68

1962: Birth of Aoi Hiragi, Japanese manga writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aoi_Hiiragi
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0383707/

1963: Birth of Yumiko Kumashiro, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0474946/


1973: The Japanese  government asks Israel to evacuate all the territories it took. The Philippines  takes the same position

 

On 21 November in Japan’s history

ON 21 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 21, 2017

1011: Death of Emperor Reizei of Japan, born on June 12, 950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Reizei
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Emperor_Reizei

1481: Death of Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple at 87
http://buddhism.about.com/od/whoswhoinbuddhism/fl/Ikkyu-Sojun.htm
http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/Poets/I/IkkyuSojunIk/index.html
http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/07/the-story-of-ikkyu-founder-of-red-thread-zen-buddhism-daniel-scharpenburg/

1859: Death of Yoshida Shōin, Japanese academic and politician, born on September 20, 1830
http://www.jref.com/history/yoshida-shoin/
http://ejmas.com/tin/tinart_hillsborough_0603.html

Yoshida Shoin

1894: In a decisive victory of the Sino-Japanese war, Port Arthur, today Lüshun (Manchuria), falls to the Japanese. 20,000 servicemen and civilians are massacred
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Arthur_massacre_%28China%29
http://sinojapanesewar.com/PortArthur.htm

1933: Birth Mikijiro Hira, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0386179/
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.2041.htm

1963: The Liberal Democratic Party, in power since 1955, wins the general elections in Japan
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Japanese_general_election,_1963

1964: Birth of Yumiko Shibata, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yumiko_Shibata

1965: Birth of Yuriko Yamaguchi, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuriko_Yamaguchi_(voice_actor)
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1072

1969: US president Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree on the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972 and that the US will keep bases there. The official agreement will be signed on December 2

2002: Death of Japanese Prince Takamato (Norihito), born in 1954
http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2002/11/23/hih-prince-taka.html

 

On 20 November in Japan’s history

ON 20 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on 20 November 2017

1327 : Birth of Bassui Tokusho, Rinzai Zen master who died in 1387
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassui_Tokush%C5%8D
http://theendlessfurther.com/tag/bassui-tokusho-zenji/
https://sites.google.com/site/esabsnichtenglisch/about-bassui-tokusho

Bassui Tokusho
1915: Birth of Kon Ichikawa, iconic Japanese film director who died on February 13, 2088
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0406728/bio
http://sensesofcinema.com/2004/great-directors/ichikawa/

1943: Beginning of the 76 hours Battle of Tarawa. (Operation Galvanic. US Marines land on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffer heavy loss
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/tarawa.htm
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-tarawa

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3ce-hreP-w

1944: First Japanese suicide submarine attack at Ulithi Atol, Carolines. The fleet oiler USS Mississinewa is sunk

1944-11-20 USS Mississinewa sinking

1950: Birth of Kiyonobu Suzuki, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0840618/

1954: Birth of Bin Shimada, Japanese actor
http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Bin_Shimada 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin_Shimada
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793554/

1965: Birth of Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshiki_(musician)
http://www.thetoptens.com/best-rock-drummers/yoshiki-hayashi-11171.asp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2f88JAiD-c

1972: Birth of Japanese actor Kazuo Yashiro
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0946589/


Get Out Of Town – Kazuo Yashiro Trio par soedwards

1992: Birth of Maiha Ishimura, Japanese pop singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Ishimura_Maiha
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xa5ngx_opv-maiha-ishimura-berryz-fields_music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kiDV_A4Jek

 

On 19 November in Japan’s history

ON 19 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 19, 2017

1464: Birth of Go-Kashiwabara, 104th emperor of Japan from 1500 up to 1526, who died on May 19, 1526
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Kashiwabara

1577: Suicide of Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese warlord, who force to suicide the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru on June 17, 1565, born in 1510
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Matsunaga_Hisahide

Matsunaga Hisahide

1598: Battle of Noryang in which the Korean hero Admiral Yi Sun-sin is killed
http://english.yi-sunsin.com/02battle/01_10.jsp
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/admiralyi.html

1598-11-19 Yi Sun-sin death

1928: « Time » magazine presents its cover portrait for the first time. Japanese Emperor Hirohito is the magazine’s first cover subject

1928-11-19 Time Magazine cover

1976: Birth of Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Shibata

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A0uo1N2Cf4

 

On 18 November in Japan’s history

1974-11-18 Ford

ON 18 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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 Updated on November 18, 2017

709: Birth of Kōnin, 49th emperor of Japan who died on January 11, 782
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_K%C5%8Dnin

794: Japanese Emperor Kammu moves his residence from Nara to Heian (Kyoto)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heian-ky%C5%8D

1930: Soka Kyoiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soka_Gakkai
http://www.sgiquarterly.org/artsedu2010Jan-1.html

1943: Birth of Osamu Dezaki, Japanese film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osamu_Dezaki
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=65

1944: Death in prison of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, a founder of the Soka  Gakkai, born in 1871
http://www.tmakiguchi.org/

1947: Birth of Shinichi Mori, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinichi_Mori
http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/mori/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc9ZIKBEHFk

1949: Birth of Shigeru Saiki, Japanese actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Shigeru_Saiki
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0756519/

1974: Gerald Ford is the first US president to visit Japan
http://time.com/4346481/gerard-ford-president-japan-visit/
http://ourpresidents.tumblr.com/post/103203642521/the-first-sitting-president-to-visit-japan-gerald

1974-11-18 Ford

1980: Birth of Junichi Okada, Japanese singer (V6)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junichi_Okada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sohc7c81Jmo

1984: Birth of Ryohei Chiba, Japanese singer w-inds
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryohei_Chiba
http://fan.unfading-scar.net/ryohei/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm3C9vtxsvQ

 

On 17 November in Japan’s history

ON 17 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 17, 2017

641: Death of the 34th Japanese emperor Jomei (629-641), born in 593
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jomei

Emperor Jomei

1183: In Japan, battle of Mizushima during the Gempei War of 1180-1185: The Minamoto-Taira Conflict
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mizushima
http://warfarehistorian.blogspot.fr/2014/09/gempei-war-of-1180-1185-minamoto-taira.html

1183 Battle of Mizushima

1600: Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander, who launched an invasion of Korea in 1592, commits suicide
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Kuki_Yoshitaka
http://www.asphodelshaven.com/glossary/view/kuki_yoshitaka

1904: Birth of Isamu Noguchi, Japanese sculptor who died in December 1988
http://www.noguchi.org/noguchi/biography

1905: Eulsa treaty or  Japan-Korea Protectorate treaty against the will of king Kojong
http://www.conservapedia.com/Eulsa_Treaty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eulsa_Treaty
http://www.kyotodreamtrips.com/eulsa-treaty/

1905-11-Eulsa-treaty

1929: Birth of Goro Naya, Japanese actor who died on March 5, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor%C5%8D_Naya

1958: Death of Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician, born on November  12, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yutaka_Taniyama

1969: Birth of Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=718

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SN4yiyFoSg

1969: Birth of , Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0454094/

Kimura Kazuya

2003: Death of Shuntaro Emi, Japanese actor, born on September 16, 1923
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0256370/

Shuntaro Emi

 

On 16 November in Japan’s history

ON 16 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 16, 2017

1328: Death of Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun, the 8th of the Kamakura shogunate, born on October 19, 1276
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hisaaki

Prince Hisaaki

1971: Birth of Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
https://www.mangaupdates.com/authors.html?id=874

1986: Birth of Saeko, Japanese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Saeko

 

 

On 15 November in Japan’s history

ON 15 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 15, 2017

1835: Birth of Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary, assassinated on November 15, 1867
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/89.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ry%C5%8Dma

1867: Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese revolutionary against the shogunat system is assassinated (see above
http://www.tofugu.com/2013/03/18/the-revolutionary-sakamoto-ryoma/
http://www.jref.com/history/sakamoto-ryoma/

1887: Birth of Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese prime minister from March to October 1948, who died on June 20, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitoshi_Ashida
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/library/06/002_41bunshoko.html

Itoshi Ashida

1955: In Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party is founded

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Democratic_Party_(Japan)

1990: Birth of Kanata Hongo, Japanese actor
http://kanata-daily.livejournal.com/5779.html?page=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eTAvcqMK0M

1993: Birth of Saaya Irie, Japanese Actress, singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saaya_Irie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeoUyUBUK1o

2005: Princess Sayako, only daughter of emperor Akiyito, spouses a man from common birth and so losing her royal status
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4437386.stm


Holidays and observances

Japan: Shichi-Go-San (children festival)