Category Archives: On this day in Japan history

On 27 May in Japan’s history

ON 27 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 27, 2017

1293 : An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000

1905: First day of the two-day Battle of Tsushima Straits, in which the Japanese annihited the Russian fleet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tsushima
http://russojapanesewar.com/tsushima.html
https://www.navyhistory.org.au/the-battle-of-tsushima-1905/

1918: Birth of Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese prime minister from 1982 to 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuhiro_Nakasone

1944: Allies land on Biak island in New Guinea, starting Operation Horlicks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Biak
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a550758.pdf

1944-05-27 Alied land on Biak

2007: Death of Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer, of cervical cancer, born on February 6, 1967
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izumi_Sakai
http://english.cri.cn/3086/2007/05/28/1261@232314.htm
http://swiftywriting.blogspot.com/2007/05/r-i-p-izumi-sakai-aka-zard.html

2016: U.S. President Barack Obama emphasizes the need to pursue a world free of nuclear weapons during his visit to the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima, the first by a sitting U.S. president
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36394975
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201605270097.html

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Navy Day

On 26 May in Japan’s history

ON 26 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 26, 2017

1264: Birth of Prince Koreyasu, 7th shogun (1266-1289) of the Kamakura shogunate, who died on November 25, 1326
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Koreyasu

1877: Death of Kido Takayoshi, Japanese statesman born on August 11, 1833
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/65.html

1904: After two days of bitter fighting, the Japanese Army soundly defeats the Russians at Kinchan and captures the forts at Nanshan


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nanshan
https://books.google.fr/books?id=hV1h0_iMrE4C&pg=PA250&dq=Nanshan+battle&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=kEVjVf2jHIP3UrbegKgM&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Nanshan%20battle&f=false
http://russojapanesewar.com/sedgwick-3.html

1904-05-26 Battle of Nanshan

1970: Birth of Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobuhiro_Watsuki

1998: British veterans reject Japanese emperor “sorrow”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/26/newsid_2502000/2502547.stm

On 25 May in Japan’s history

1900-05-25 Wedding of Yoshihito

ON 25 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 25, 2017

967: Death of Murakami, 62nd Japanese emperor (946-967), born on June 2, 926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Murakami

1334: Birth of Japanese Emperor Suko (1348-1351) who died in 1398
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Suk%C5%8D

1592: The First Japanese Division arrives at Dongnae eupseong (Korea) starting the Japanese invasion
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Japan%27s_Korea_War:_First_Invasion_(1592-1596)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasions_of_Korea_(1592%E2%80%931598)

1895: In Taiwan, pro-Qing Tang Ching-sung (Tang Qingsong) is elected president of The Republic of Formosa, capital Tinan
http://cta.yam.org.tw/cta31.htm
http://www.famouschinese.com/virtual/Tang_Ching-sung
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Ching-sung

1900: Crown Prince Yoshihito marries then 16-year-old Sadako, the daughter of Prince Kujo Mitchitaka [peer], the head of the five senior branches of the Fujiwara clan
http://www.jref.com/glossary/taisho_emperor_yoshihito.shtml

1900-05-25 Wedding of Yoshihito

1940: Birth of Nobuyoshi Araki, Japanese photographer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobuyoshi_Araki
http://www.google.fr/search?q=nobuyoshi+araki&nord=1&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=mryAU-6vJ8Wf0QWdooHICQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1242&bih=571&dpr=1

1953: Birth of Stan Sakai, American Japanese-born comic writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Sakai

1970: Birth of Satsuki Yukino, Seiyuu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsuki_Yukino
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=278

1972: Birth of Hikari Ishida, Japanese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ishida_Hikari

2014: Japan and China trade accusations after China scrambled fighter jets when Japanese military aircraft entered an air defence zone declared by Beijing over the East China Sea.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/china-japan-trade-blame-over-plane-action-2014525123455438729.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/25/china-japan-jets-south-china-sea

On 24 May in Japan’s history

ON 24 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 24, 2017

1923: Birth of Seijun Suzuki, Japanese director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0840671/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seijun_Suzuki

1942: Birth of Ichiro Ozawa, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Ozawa
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11284634

1947: Katayama Tetsu replaces Shigeru Yoshida as prime minister of Japan until March 1948
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsu_Katayama

1965: Birth of Shinichiro Watanabe, Japanese anime director
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=774

1981: Birth of Sayaka Ando, Japanese gravure idol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayaka_Ando

1991: Birth of Erika Umeda, Japanese singer
http://www.generasia.com/wiki/Umeda_Erika

1997: Shohei Imamura’s movie “The Eel” (Unagi) wins the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120408/

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

On 23 May in Japan’s history

ON 23 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 23, 2017

1523: Death of Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate, born on September 9, 1466
http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/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
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/commentary/china-post/joe-hung/2016/06/06/468399/Taiwan-the.htm

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
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/regional-news/2014/04/24/406109/Diaoyutais-within.htm

On 22 May in Japan’s history

ON 22 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 22, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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