Category Archives: On this day in Japan history

On 23 May in Japan’s history

ON 23 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 23, 2018

1523: Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate, born on September 9, 1466
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Ashikaga_Yoshitane

1592: Beginning of the invasion of Korea by the Japanese

1895: Some pro-Qing proclaim the short lived Republic of Formosa after the Shimonoseki Treaty giving the Island to Japan (up to October 1895)

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

1944: Chinese counter offensive against the Japanese at Hunan front

2014: US President Barack Obama assures Japan that islands at the centre of its territorial dispute with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty
http://-www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27116863

On 22 May in Japan’s history

ON 22 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 22, 2018

748: Death of Empress Gensho, 44th ruler of Japan (715-724), born in 680
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Genshō

1068: Death of Go-Reizei, 70th emperor of Japan (1045-1068), born on 28 August 1025
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Reizei

1834: Birth of Niwa Nagakuni, Japanese daimyo who died on January 15, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niwa_Nagakuni

1859: Birth of Tsubouchi Shōyō, Japanese author, playwright, and educator who died on February 28, 1935
http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/t/o/tob/503/tsubo.html
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/293.html?cat=93

1885: Birth of Japanese Admiral Soemu Toyoda who died on 22 September 1957
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=45

1946: Shigeru Yoshida replaces Kijuro Shidera as prime minister of Japan till May 24, 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Yoshida

1960: Birth of Hideaki Anno, Japanese director
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=15

1980: Birth of Rena Tanaka, Japanese actress
http://www.tanakarena.co.jp/english
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Tanaka_Rena

 

 

On 21 May in Japan’s history

ON 21 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 21, 2018

1792: In Japan, Mount Unzen (in Kyushu island) erupts causing a big tsunami and the death of more than 14,500 people
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/Imgs/Jpg/Unzen/MayuyamaSlide_caption.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1792_Unzen_earthquake_and_tsunami

1837: Birth of Itagaki Taisuke, Japanese soldier and politician, founder of the Liberal Party, who died on July 16, 1919
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itagaki_Taisuke
http://www.nndb.com/people/210/000104895/
http://japanvisitor.blogspot.fr/2009/03/itagaki-taisuke.html

1936: Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover’s severed genitals in her hand. Her story soon becomes one of Japan’s most notorious scandals
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Abe

1969: Birth of Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=387

On 20 May in Japan’s history

ON 20 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 20, 2018

1293: An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Japan, leaving 30,000 killed
http://broom02.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=1293%20Kamakura%20earthquake

1550: Death of Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun, born on 21 April 1511
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Ashikaga_Yoshiharu

1942: Japan completed the conquest of Burma

1946: In Japan, formation of Yoshida cabinet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Yoshida

1957: Birth of Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan from 2011 to 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshihiko_Noda

1959: Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship

On 19 May in Japan’s history

ON 19 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 19, 2018

1526: Death of Go-Kashiwabara, 104th Japanese emperor (1500-1526), born on November 19, 1464
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Kashiwabara_of_Japan

1913: The California Alien Land Law, or Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill, passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Alien_Land_Law_of_1913
http://www.intimeandplace.org/Japanese%20Internment/reading/constitution/alienlandlaw.html
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDUQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fscholarship.law.berkeley.edu%2Fcgi%2Fviewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D3652%26context%3Dcalifornialawreview&ei=2QNaVenJJIGyUt_igOAI&usg=AFQjCNF64fKMR47zAMNjqpeUe2-p3m-R8A&sig2=fdPs_9bYEn20cjpRD72Obg

1921: Birth of Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese American human rights activist
http://www.learntoquestion.com/seevak/groups/2004/sites/kochiyama/main.html

1975: Birth of  Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masanobu_Ando
http://asianmediawiki.com/index.php?title=Masanobu_Ando

1998: Death of Sosuke Uno, 75th prime minister of Japan from June to August 1989 and obliged to resign after a sex scandal, born on 27 August 1922
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C5%8Dsuke_Uno

On 18 May in Japan’s history

ON 18 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 18, 2018

1584: Death of Ikeda Motosuke, samurai commander, born in 1559
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikeda_Motosuke

1869: Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezo_Republic

1904: Birth of Shunryu Suzuki, Japanese-American monk and educator who died on December 4, 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunryu_Suzuki

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

1963: birth of Mari Iijimia, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Iijima
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6bm1w_mari-iijima-macross-do-you-remembe_music

1988: Birth of Koji Seto Japanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koji_Seto
http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Koji_Seto

 

 

On 17 May in Japan’s history

ON 17 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 17, 2018

1155: Birth of Jien, Japanese poet and historian who died on 28 October 1225
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jien

1189: Birth of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general, born in 1159
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Yoshitsune

1336: Death of Go-Fushimi, the 93rd emperor of Japan (1298-1301), born on 5 April 1288
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Fushimi

1868: Death of Isami Kondo, Japanese Shinsengumi Commander, born on November 9, 1834
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kond%C5%8D_Isami

1869: Imperial Japanese forces defeat the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate in the Battle of Hakodate to end the Boshin War


http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Battle_of_Hakodate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boshin_War

1953: Birth of Yoko Shimada, Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793577/
http://asianwiki.com/Yoko_Shimada

2005: Death of Keiiti Aki, Japanese seismologist, born on March 3, 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiiti_Aki

 

On 16 May in Japan’s history

ON 16 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 16, 2018

1898: Birth of Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director and screenwriter, who died on August 24, 1956
http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/22/mizoguchi.html

1910: Birth of Higashifushimi Kunihide, Japanese monk and educator who died on January 1,  2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higashifushimi_Kunihide

1975: Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountain-climber, is the first female to reach the summit of Mount Everest, born on 23 May 1939
http://www.everesthistory.com/tabei.htm

1985: Birth of Okura Tadayoshi, Japanese singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Okura_Tadayoshi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLLCAkF6pAo

1995: Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo’s subways two months earlier
http://articles.latimes.com/1995-05-16/news/mn-2520_1_shoko-asahara
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1957&dat=19950516&id=6BQxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=T-AFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2501,3722032&hl=fr

2009: Japan’s opposition Democratic Party has chosen Yukio Hatoyama, the grandson of a former prime minister, as leader ahead of elections later this year
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8053175.stm

On 15 May in Japan’s history

ON 15 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 15, 2018

1036: Death of Go-Ichijo, 68th emperor of Japan (1016-1036), born on 12 October 1008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Ichij%C5%8D

1585: Death of Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord, born on 16 October 1535
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niwa_Nagahide

1868: A last uprise of the shogunate forces take place at the site of today’s Ueno park in Tokyo. Two thousand adherents of the old Tokugawa order were devastatingly crushed by imperial troops under the leadership of Saigo Takamori, the head of the Satsuma forces, in the bloody battle of Ueno
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Battle_of_Ueno

1904: During the Russo-Japanese War, the Russian minelayer Amur lays a minefield about 15 miles off Port Arthur and sinks Japan’s battleships Hatsuse, 15,000 tons, with 496 crew and Yashima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Hatsuse

1911: Three hundred three Chinese and five Japanese immigrants are killed in the Torreón massacre when the forces of the Mexican Revolution take the city of Torreón
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre%C3%B3n_massacre
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15225039

1911-05-15 Massacre à Torreon Mexique

1922: Birth of Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
http://www.booksfromjapan.jp/authors/item/909-jakucho-setouchi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy02WyAn1p8

1932: In what is called the May 15 Incident, in an attempted coup d’état, the Japanese Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed by eleven young navy officers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_15_incident
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/17.html

1972: The island of Okinawa and Senkaku, under US military governance since 1945, are reverted to Japanese control
http://japan.stripes.com/news/remembering-reversion#sthash.DGPwUx2Y.dpbs
http://japan.kantei.go.jp/noda/statement/201205/15okinawa_e.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4527.html

1982: Birth of Tatsuya Fujiwara, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Fujiwara_Tatsuya

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

2014: Death of Norifumi Suzuki, Japanese director and screenwriter, born on November 26, 1933
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Norifumi_Suzuki#
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0840651/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4urEFOXPpIo

 

 

On 14 May in Japan’s history

ON 14 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 14, 2018

1630: Birth of Katakura Kagenaga (2nd), Japanese samurai who died on, July 9, 1681
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katakura_Kagenaga_(2nd)

1868: In Japan, during the Boshin War, end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former shoghunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikko
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Utsunomiya_Castle

1878: Assassination of Okubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji restoration, born on 10 August 1830
http://meijikeikanromantan.tumblr.com/post/50453823472/may-14th-1878-the-assassination-of-okubo
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/32.html

1943: Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine


https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/centaur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AHS_Centaur
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242266/Centaur-Wreck-Australian-World-War-II-hospital-ship-torpedoed-Japanese-67-years.html

1944: During Burma Campaign, British troops occupy Kohima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima
https://www.burmastar.org.uk/burma-campaign/battle-histories/the-battle-of-kohima/

1945: Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Entreprise during Okinawa Battle
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-042.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(C

1998: Japan, main provider of aid, postpones its aid to India as a retaliation against its nuclear tests

2000: Death of a stroke of Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/747915.stm

2002: Marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, for the first time, Chinese warships call in Japan

2013: The outspoken mayor of Osaka is under fire not only from the government but from members of his own party for saying that the use of “comfort women,” some of whom were forced into prostitution, during World War II was necessary for the morale of Japanese soldiers.

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-denounces-japanese-mayors-sex-slave-comment/1660665.html

2015 : Japan’s Cabinet endorses a set of defense bills allowing the country’s military to go beyond its self-defense stance and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion
http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/14/japan-cabinet-approves-draft-laws-to-expand-military-role/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32735359