Category Archives: On this day in Japan history

On 23 July in Japan’s history

ON 23 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 23, 2017

1950: Death of Shigenori Tōgō, Japanese politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan, born on December 10, 1882
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigenori_T%C5%8Dg%C5%8D
http://turtledove.wikia.com/wiki/Shigenori_Togo

1999 ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/401680.stm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/daily/july99/hijack23.htm
http://murderpedia.org/male.N/n/nishizawa-yuji.htm

 

On 22 July in Japan’s history

ON 22 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 22, 2017

1831: Birth of Prince Osahito, fourth son of Japanese Emperor Ninko who will become the 121th emperor in 1846 under the name of Komei up to January 1867
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_K%C5%8Dmei

1922: Death of Jokichi Takamine, Japanese chemist, born on November 1854
http://home.kpn.nl/b1beukema/JokichiTakamine.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXbVzgHI5Bc

1944 General Kuniaki Koiso becomes premier of Japan
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/74.html

Kuniaki Koiso

1971: Japanese Prime Minister Sato says he is ready to go to China if invited

1972: Beijing invites new Japanese premier Tanaka on an official visit

1976: Japan completes its last reparation to the Philippines for war crimes committed during the imperial Japan’s conquest of the country in the Second World War

1976: Birth of Kokia, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokia_(singer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmFWzg1rBjc

 

 

 

On 21 July in Japan’s history

ON 21 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 21, 2017

1944: American troops land on Guam, under Japanese occupation since December 1941, starting a battle that will end on August 10
http://www.stamfordhistory.org/ww2_guam.htm
http://www.history.army.mil/news/2014/140721a_guam.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=549AEkdXEM8

1964: Birth of Akira Yasuda, Japanese illustrator
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1448771/

1978: Sino-Japanese talks for a Treaty of Peace and Amity resume

2006: Death of Mako Iwamatsu, Japanese-born American actor, born on December 10, 1933
http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/23/local/me-mako23

2009: Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso dissolves parliament’s lower house for an August 30 election
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8160900.stm

2012: Japan launches a rocket with an unmanned cargo transporter to the International Space Station.

http://www.euronews.com/2012/07/21/japan-sends-rocket-to-space-station/

2013: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc has won majority of seats in the upper house of parliament in elections, giving it control of both chambers for the first time in six years, according to exit polls.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/07/2013721113616975336.htm
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/07/22/national/one-party-rule-back-but-abe-could-blow-it-2/#.UexRYMtOLmQ

 

 

 

On 20 July in Japan’s history

ON 20 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 20, 2017

1156: Death of the 74th Japanese emperor Toba (1107-1123), born on February 24, 1103
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Toba

1592: The Japanese capture the Korean capital Pyongyang, causing King Seonjo to request the assistance of Ming Dynasty Chinese forces, who recapture the city a year later.

http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2012/12/monarch-profile-king-seonjo-of-korea.html

1937: Birth of Ken Ogata, Japanese actor who died on October 5, 2008
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0644523/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ogata_Ken


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x71l4t_wonderful-spaceship-and-the-earth_travel

1944: Japanese aircraft carrier Hijo is sunk by US air attack in Guam area

1946: The US Congress’s Pearl Harbor Committee says Franklin D. Roosevelt is completely blameless for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and calls for a unified command structure in the armed forces

1952: Birth of Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiko_Matsuzaka
http://jdorama.com/artiste.925.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uDUHRboGBk

1956: Birth of Ryo Ishibashi, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryo_Ishibashi
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0410903/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 19 July in Japan’s history

ON 19 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 19, 2017

931: Death of Uda, Emperor of Japan, on May 5, 867
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Uda

1868: Death of Soji Okita, Japanese samurai, born in 1842
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okita_S%C5%8D

1944: During the Philippine Sea War, in the Marianas, Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho, Shokaku and Zuikatu are sunk by US submarines
http://www.combinedfleet.com/shoksink.htm
http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=

1961: Birth of Hideo Nakata, Japanese film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideo_Nakata
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0620378/

1962: Birth of Aya Kito, Japanese child writer who died on May 23, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Kit%C5%8D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_Litre_no_Namida

1964: Birth of Masahiko Kondo, Japanese singer, actor and racing driver
http://asianmediawiki.com/Masahiko_Kondo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHwG7a2yMzM

1968: Birth of Aya Sugimoto, Japanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Sugimoto
http://www.japantoday.com/category/arts-culture/view/sexpot-aya-sugimoto-dishes-it-out-on-sex-tango-and-cowardly-japanese-men
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Aya+Sugimoto&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=ivnsol&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=sxUlTt-NJMme-wa2p_DeCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCAQ_AUoAQ&biw=1058&bih=498

1972: Birth of Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Fujiki_Naohito

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDZQxZt05Sc&feature=related

2004: Death of Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (1980-1982), born on January 11, 1911
http://wn.com/zenko_suzuki?orderby=relevance&upload_time=this_week
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenko_Suzuki

On 18 July in Japan’s history

ON 18 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 18, 2017

707: Death of Emperor Monmu of Japan, born in 683
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Monmu
http://www.mustlovejapan.com/subject/kofun_emperor_monmu/

1871: Birth of Sada Yacco, stage actress and singer, who died on December 7, 1946
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Yacco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XE1kHY_UBE

1889: Birth of Kōichi Kido, Japanese politician, 13th Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan who died on April 6, 1977
http://www.doug-long.com/kido.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dichi_Kido

1907: Japan forces Korean emperor Gojong to abdicate in favor of his son Sunjong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunjong_of_Korea

1944: Hideki Tojo resigns as Prime Minister of Japan due to numerous setbacks in the war effort
http://www.world-war-2.info/figures/hideki-tojo.php
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Tojo.html

1960: Premier Kishi of Japan resigns and escapes an assassination attempt

1960-07-18 Kishi attentat
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1928&dat=19600716&id=RlApAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QGoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5567,4138645&hl=fr

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_NPi6WyTjE

1980: Birth of Ryōko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ry%C5%8Dko_Hirosue
http://asianwiki.com/Ryoko_Hirosue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laUIK6p2z4A

1985: Death of Toyoko Takechi, Japanese actress, born on August 25, 1908
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847464/
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Toyoko_Takechi

1993: In Japan, for the first time since its foundation in 1955, the DLP loses the majority in the House of Représentatives
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1993

1996: An flag operation by Japanese extreme right militants relaunches the sovereignty dispute with China on Diayu islands (Senkaku for the Japanese)

2007: Death of Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese communist politician, born on October 17 1908
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/20/world/asia/20miyamoto.html

2008: South Korea rejects a Japanese proposal to hold bilateral talks on disputed islands (Dokdo or Takeshima)

 

On 17 July in Japan’s history

0N 17 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 17, 2017

1531: Death of Hosokawa Takakuni, the most powerful Japanese military commander in the Muromachi period under Ashikaga Yoshiharu shogun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosokawa_Takakuni

1980: Birth of Tokio Sasaki, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2067962/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITS6FjldaOw

1980: Zenko Suzuki 70th Prime Minister of Japan until November 1982
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenko_Suzuki

1984: Birth of Asami Kimura, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asami_Kimura
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Kimura_Asami

1987: Death of Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor, born on December 28, 1934
http://shishido0.tripod.com/ishihara.html

 

Holidays and observances

Kyoto, Japan: Gion Matsuri

On 16 July in Japan’s history

ON 16 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 16, 2017

1324: Death of Go-Uda, 91st emperor of Japan (1274-1287), born on December 1267
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Uda

1863: Battle of Shimonoseki Straits a naval engagement by a warship of the US Navy, the USS Wyoming, against the powerful feudal Japanese warlord or daimyo Lord Mori Takachika of the Choshu clan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_battle_of_Shimonoseki
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/blogs/post/battle-of-the-shimonoseki-straits-13595

1863-07-16 Battle of Shimonoseki Strait

1894: The British Treaty of commerce and navigation, or Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley, is signed in London
http://www.kyotodreamtrips.com/historical-events-today-1894-treaty-of-aoki-kimberley-signed-between-japan-and-england/

1936: Birth of Yasuo Fukuda, Japanese Prime Minister from September 2007 to September 2008
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7006285.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuo_Fukuda

1999: Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer, dies in a car accident. She was born on October 19, 1979
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61082031

2004: Retired Air Force Gen. Charles W. Sweeney, who piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki dies at age 84
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60638-2004Jul18.html

2015 : Japan’s House of Representatives approves of a package of 11 security bills that would allow its Self-Defense Forces to assist its allies abroad, even if there is no direct threat to Japan, for the first time since the end of World War II
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33546465
http://www.euronews.com/2015/07/16/japan-lawmakers-approve-contentious-bills-to-bolster-military-presence-abroad/
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/today-headlines/2015-07/17/content_6589202.htm

 

On 15 July in Japan’s history

ON 15 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 15, 2017

1571: Death of Shimazu Takahisa, Japanese samurai and warlord, born on May 28, 1514
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimazu_Takahisa

1871: Birth of Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer who died on June 1908
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/262.html

1888: In Japan, the stratovolcano Mount Bandai erupts killing approximately 500 people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1888_Eruption_of_Mount_Bandai

1922: Foundation of the Japanese Communist Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Communist_Party

1971: The United Red Army is founded in Japan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Red_Army

1992: Birth of Koharu Kusumi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koharu_Kusumi
http://www.chickipedia.com/koharu-kusumi/
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x13hpf_koharu-kusumi-koi-kana_music

2012: Death of Yoichi Takabayashi, Japanese director, born on April 29, 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoichi_Takabayashi

On 14 July in Japan’s history

ON 14 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on July 14, 2017

1853: US commodore Matthew Perry lands at Kurihama (Yokosuka) and gives the shogun one letter from USA’s president asking for trade relations
http://www.navyandmarine.org/ondeck/1800perryjapan.htm

1908: In Japan, second government Katsura Taro (up to August 1911)
http://www.jref.com/glossary/katsura_taro.shtml

1937: Birth of Yoshiro Mori, Japanese Prime Minister from April 5, 2000 to April 26, 2001
http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/moriprofile/index_e.html
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/yoshiro-mori-98.php

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1968: Birth of Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist/professional wrestler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazushi_Sakuraba
http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/kazushi-sakuraba-84

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44E-lW3aYhM