Category Archives: On this day in Japan history

On 25 March in Japan’s history

ON 25 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 25, 2019

1603: Death of Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese warlord, born in 1526
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikoma_Chikamasa

1868: For the second time in history, the Japanese emperor appears in public

1869: The Naval Battle of Miyako Bay, a naval action during the Boshin War on 1869-05-06 (March 25 by the lunar calendar)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Battle_of_Miyako_Bay

1887: Birth of Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo who committed suicide on July 6, 1944
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=11

1905: As war is won by Japan, Russia receives Japan’s terms for peace. A treaty will be signed on September
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1900s/yr00/frussojapanese1904.htm

1924: Birth of Machiko Kyô, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machiko_Ky%C5%8D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAsZyJo3_M0&feature=related

 

On 24 March in Japan’s history

ON 24 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 24, 2019

1563: Death of Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader, born in 1514
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Hosokawa_Harumoto

Hosokawa Harumoto

1603: Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo, Japan
http://www.samurai-archives.com/ieyasu.html

1657: Birth of Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician who died on June 29, 1725
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Arai_Hakuseki

1860: Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister Li Naosuke

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakuradamon_Incident_(1860)

http://www.jref.com/japan/history/biographies/ii_naosuke.shtml

1895: Japanese attack against Chinese Jiangsu province
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Taiwan.htm

1938: During the second sino-japanese war, the Taierzhuang battle begins. It will end on April 7 by a Chinese victory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taierzhuang
http://www.chinaww2.com/2014/09/12/taierzhuang/

1947 : Birth of Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiko_Kaji

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiHr43bBdu4

1985: Birth of Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress, gravure idol, singer and model
http://asianmediawiki.com/Haruka_Ayase
http://www.icelebz.com/celebs/haruka_ayase/

 

On 23 March in Japan’s history

ON 23 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 23, 2019

1336: Birth of Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan who died on March 12, 1374
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-K%C5%8Dgon

1548: Death of Itagaki Nobukata, retainer of Takedan Shingen
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Itagaki_Nobukata

Itagaki Nobukata

1861: Birth of Kanzo Uchimura, Japanese writer and evangelist who died on March 28, 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uchimura_Kanz%C5%8D

1895: Japanese forces defeat the Chinese garrison of the Pescadores Island
http://sinojapanesewar.com/Taiwan.htm

1910: Birth of Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director who died on September, 6, 1998


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000041/
http://www.criterion.com/explore/3-akira-Kurosawa
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/akira-kurosawa-10-essential-films

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1STFM39vJ4

1935 : Manchuko, the Japanese puppet state in northeastern China, purchases the Chinese Eastern Railway from the Soviet Union

1942: US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers

1942: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=190

1945: Death of Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Japanese diplomat and General of the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff, born on July 7, 1891 (somes sources say March 26)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadamichi_Kuribayashi
http://ww2gravestone.com/general/kuribayashi-tadamichi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHqNV30NNZI

1984: Japanese Premier Nakasone in China,  up to March 31
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/more-friends-foes-sino-japanese-relations-1984

1984-03 Nakasone en Chine

 

On 22 March in Japan’s history

ON 22 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 22, 2019

1212: Birth of Go-Horikawa, 86th Emperor of Japan (1221-1232) who died in August 1234
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Horikawa

1185: Battle of Yashima, victory of the Minamoto on the Taira
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yashima

1185-03-22 Yashima charge

1685: Death of Emperor Go-Sai of Japan, born on January 1, 1638
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Sai

1811: Birth of Sakuma Shozan, Japanese politician and scholar, assassinated on August 12, 1864
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakuma_Shozan

1901: Japan proclaims that it is determined to keep Russia from encroaching on Korea

1907: Russians troops completed the evacuation of Manchuria in the face of advancing Japanese forces

1929: Birth of Yayoi Kusama, Japanese painter and sculptor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Yayoi+Kusama&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnsol&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=IgVqT8vFHcjRhAet59HYCA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CB0Q_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq0LXh3sais

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/kusama_yayoi.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RegxhTu748

 

On 21 March in Japan’s history

1934-03-21 Fire destroys Hakodate

ON 21 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 21, 2019

1181: Death of Taira no Kiyomori, Japanese feudal general, born in 1118, who established the first samourai-dominated administrative government in the history of Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taira_no_Kiyomori

1188: Accession to the throne of Japan  emperor Antoku
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Antoku

1857: An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000

1934: A fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1182683
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2009/03/15/national/history/fire-devastates-hakodate-dalai-lama-on-the-run-leftists-protest-narita-airport-expansion/#.Vu7iZzj5PIV

1934-03-21 Fire destroys Hakodate

1944: Birth of Hideki Ishima, Japanese guitarist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideki_Ishima
http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Hideki_Ishima/530377

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIz04XAkkpw

1945: 1st Japanese human flying bombs (Ohka) attack on US ships invading Okinawa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokosuka_MXY7_Ohka

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

1959: Birth of Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobuo_Uematsu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukaYrxItCJ8

1984: Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
http://www.navalhistory.org/2011/03/21/soviet-sub-collides-with-uss-kitty-hawk-21-march-1984

2015: The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan gather in Seoul for their first meeting in nearly three years, aimed at calming regional tensions rooted in territorial and other diplomatic disputes.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/asian-powers-hold-talks-year-hiatus-150321065405173.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/03/21/china-japan-and-south-korea-meet-to-improve-frosty-relations/

On 20 March in Japan’s history

ON 20 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 20, 2019

673: Emperor Tenmu of Japan assumes the Chrysanthemum throne at the Palace of Kiyomihara in Asuka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Tenmu

1181: Death of Taira no Kiyomori, famous Japanese general, born in 1118
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taira_no_Kiyomori

1865: Death of Keisuke Yamanami, Japanese samurai, born in 1833
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamanami_Keisuke

1902: France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/anglojapanesealliance1902.htm

1902-01-30 Anglo-Japanese alliance

1935: Death of Hayami Gyoshu, Japanese painter, born on August 2, 1894
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyosh%C5%AB_Hayami
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Hayami+Gyoshu&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=GWNnT4_mHeGg0QW6_qywCA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

1945: The British, with the 19th Indian Division retake Mandalay in Burma

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-troops-liberate-mandalay-burma
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/stories/19th-indian-infantry-division/

1945-03-20 Prise de Mandalay

1952: The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with restoring sovereignty to Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Treaty_Between_the_United_States_and_Japan

1967: Birth of Yukito Kishiro, mangaka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukito_Kishiro
http://jajatom.moo.jp/E-top/frame.html

1969: Wedding of John Lennon and Yoko ono
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Ono

1995: A sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway kills 12 and wounds 1,300 persons
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0320.html#article
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tokyo-subways-are-attacked-with-sarin-gas
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-18455007

 

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

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Shunbun no Hi, a national holiday

On 19 March in Japan’s history

ON 19 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 19, 2019

1434: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, 7th shogun (1442-1443) of the Ashikaga Shogunate, who died in a riding accident in August 1443
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshikatsu
http://www.japan-photo.de/e-yoshikatsu.htm

1610: Death of Hasegawa Tohaku, Japanese painter, born in 1539
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasegawa_T%C5%8Dhaku
http://www.theartwolf.com/landscapes/hasegawa-tohaku-pine-trees.htm
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Hasegawa+Tohaku&biw=1301&bih=641&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=eagJVdDBAZTeauKbgOgG&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1.05

Hasegawa Tohaku

1945: World War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power

http://ww2today.com/19-march-1945-hundreds-killed-as-uss-franklin-hit-by-sneak-bomber
http://www.ussfranklin.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o82ASjYJDbw

1955: Ichiro Hatoyama is elected Japan Prime Minister and forms a Liberal government
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Hatoyama
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6135682

1964: Birth of Yoko Kanno, Japanese composer
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%C5%8Dko_Kanno
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437819/
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x441y_yoko-kanno_music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byhcdd6_eKk

1980: Birth of Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikuni_Shimokawa

1995: Death of Yasuo Yamada, Japanese voice actor, born on September 10, 1932
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuo_Yamada
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=788

2015: Japan and China held security talks after a four-year hiatus because of simmering territorial tensions with the two sides agreeing to hold meetings « more frequently » to speed up a thaw in once-frozen relations, officials
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31957664

 

On 18 March in Japan’s history

ON 18 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 18, 2019

1184: In Japan, victory of Minamoto on Taira in the battle of Ichi-no-Tani
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ichi-no-Tani
http://sites.asiasociety.org/arts/japanesescreens/scr01.html

1184-03-18 Battle Ichi no Tani

1900: Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia’s efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

1945: Birth of Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroh_Kikai

1950: Birth of Eiji Okuda, Japanese actor and film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiji_Okuda
http://asianmediawiki.com/Eiji_Okuda

1953: Birth of Takashi Yoshimatsu, Japanese composer
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/takashi-yoshimatsu-mn0001781805/biography

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1THvmUseQ1M

Takashi Yoshimatsu

1955: Prime minister Ichiro Hatoyama is re-elected by Diet vote, defeating the socialist Mosaburo Suzuki in this election
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichir%C5%8D_Hatoyama

1962: Birth of Etsushi Toyokawa, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Toyokawa_Etsushi
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Etsushi_Toyokawa
http://www.nipponcinema.com/trailers/hisshiken-torisashi-trailer

1968: Birth of Shinichiro Miki, Japanese, voice actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinichiro_Miki
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=659

2015: Japan’s ruling parties reach broad agreement that paves the way for the most drastic change in the nation’s security policy in six decades and sets the stage to update guidelines for defence cooperation with Washington.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/18/national/politics-diplomacy/komeito-agrees-to-permanent-law-on-dispatch-of-sdf/#.VQn41e9_lMs

 

On 17 March in Japan’s history

ON 17 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 17, 2019

1231: Birth of the 87th Japanese emperor Shijo in 1232, who died in an accident on February 10, 1242
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Shij%C5%8D

1272: Death of Go-Saga, the 88th emperor of Japan (1232-1246), born on April, 1, 1220
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Saga

1425: Death of Ashikaga Yoshikazu, 5th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate from 1423 to 1425
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshikazu

1537: Birth of Toyotomi Hideyoshi one of the great unifiers of Japan, who died on 18 September 1598
https://www.thoughtco.com/toyotomi-hideyoshi-195660
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/19/national/history/toyotomi-hideyoshi-brutality-victory/#.XEWEqfZFw2y

1907: Birth of Takeo Miki, 66th Japanese premier (1974-1976), who died on November 4, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeo_Miki

1939: The Battle of Nanchang, between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nanchang
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=178

1939-03-17 Nanchang battle starts

On 16 March in Japan’s history

ON 16 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 16, 2019

1800: Birth of Ninko, the 120th Japanese emperor (1817-1846) who died in February 1846
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Nink%C5%8D

1908: China released the Japanese steamship Tatsu Maru
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=PBH19080411.2.112&l=mi&e=——-10–1—-0–https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19080306.2.2

1945: Pacific War, Allies declare Iwo Jima secured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fighting-on-iwo-jima-ends
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_iwo_jima.htm

1961: Birth of Michiru Oshima, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiru_Oshima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPdeUaey_P4

1993: Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-chishu-ryu-1498760.html
http://www.a2pcinema.com/ozu-san/ozu/collaborators/ryu_c.htm

 

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

2011: Japanese Emperor Akihito makes an unprecedented televised address to his disaster-stricken nation, saying he was « deeply worried » by the crisis at damaged nuclear reactors and urging people to help each other in difficult times
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42104850/ns/world_news-asiapacific/
http://www.france24.com/en/20110316-Japan-earthquake-akihito-emperors-rare-tv-appearance-underscores-gravity-nuclear-crisis

2012: Death of Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic, born on November 25, 1924
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2012/03/17/national/literary-critic-yoshimoto-dies-at-87/#.WMnLrOR-s2w
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takaaki_Yoshimoto