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On 29 March in Japan’s history

ON 29 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 29, 2017

1368: Death of Go-Murakami, 97th emperor of Japan (September 1339-March 1368), born in 1328
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Murakami

1868: Battle of Hokuetsu, battle of the Boshin War of the Meiji restoration, in the area of modern Niigata Prefecture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hokuetsu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boshin_War

1945 : The Japanese called off the attempt to recapture Meiktila, Burma
http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/wwii/a-burmese-jungle-masterstroke-commonwealth-troops-in-meiktila/
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=192

1972: Birth of Junichi Suwabe, Japanese voice actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junichi_Suwabe
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=48696

1982: Birth of Hideaki Takizawa, Japanese artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideaki_Takizawa
http://www.angelfire.com/bc/starclub/hideaki.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZkl9B0VRlU&feature=related

1984: Birth of Mai Satoda, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai_Satoda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGVa4muOyPU

2012: Japan executes first three prisoners since 2010. Japan is one of the few advanced industrialised nations to retain the death penalty. It is usually reserved for multiple murders.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17545494
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/03/2012329153055576934.html

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On 28 March in Japan’s history

ON 28 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 28, 2017

1239: Death of Go-Toba, 82nd emperor of Japan (1183-1198), born on August 6, 1183
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Toba

1904: Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town

1930: Death of Kanzo Uchimura, Japanese writer, born on March 26, 1861
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6201059&pt=Kanzo%20Uchimura

1938: Establisment in Nanjing of the pro-Japanese Reformed Government of the Republic of China controlling the three provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejian and Anhui
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformed_Government_of_the_Republic_of_China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Hongzhi

1938-03-28 Reformed government establish

1960: Pope John XXIII appoints Peter Tatsuo Doi and Rufino Jiao Santos the first Japanese and Filipino cardinals
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26615889
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=124258240

2016: Japan’s new security laws takes effect enabling its troops to fight overseas for the first time since the second world war in a landmark defence policy shift in a country with a war-renouncing constitution
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/1931393/tokyos-new-self-defence-laws-take-effect-allowing-japan-fight

 

On 27 March in Japan’s history

ON 27 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 27, 2017

215 BC: Death of Emperor Kōrei of Japan, born in 342 BC
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Emperor_K%C5%8Drei

1625: Death of Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior, born 22nd January 1553
http://www.samurai-archives.com/terumoto.html

1901: Birth of Eisaku Sato, Prime Minister of Japan from November 1964 to July 1972, Nobel Peace laureate (1974), who died in June 1975
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1974/sato-bio.html

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1923: Birth of Endo Shusaku, Japanese Catholic author, who died in September, 27 1996 http://www.horagai.com/www/xwho/endoShusaku.htm

1924: Birth of of Hideko Takamine, Japanese actress who died on December 28, 2010

https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/hideko-takamine-1924-2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UDcpR26hLs

1942: Japan forces Java to use « Tokyo time » 1½ hour forward

1943: Battle of the Komandorski Islands. In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska
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http://www.microworks.net/PACIFIC/battles/kommandorski_islands.htm
http://www.nww2m.com/2013/03/the-battle-of-the-komandorski-islands/

1943-03-27 Battle of the Komandorskis

1945: The Burma National Army, under the command of General Aung San, rises up against the occupying Japanese
http://www.thefuturemyanmar.com/en/march-27th-resistance-day-or-armed-forces-day
http://sussle.org/t/Burma_National_Army

Burma National Army

1945: Beginning of Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan’s ports and waterways
https://ghb67.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/operation-starvation/
http://ww2days.com/starvation-operation-march-august-1945.html

1961 Birth of Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak_Matsumoto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkMC0sjrxQc

1982: Birth of Kurara Chibana, Japanese beauty queen, first runner-up Miss Universe 2006

http://www.jijasali.com/contestant.php?contestant=43

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XBZ6U8jx_A&feature=related

 

On 26 March in Japan’s history

ON 26 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 26, 2017

1861: Birth of Kanzo Uchimura, Japanese writer and Christian evangelist who died on March 28, 1930
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Kanzo_Uchimura

1895: Japanese troops take the total control of the Pescadores Islands in Taiwan Strait
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescadores_Campaign_(1895)
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3373.html

1914: Birth of Toru Kumon, Japanese educator who died on July 25, 1995
http://kumongroup.com/eng/toru/index.html

1945: US start landing on Kerama Retto, first step before the Okinawa battle


https://todayshistorylesson.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/kerama-retto-boats-and-bombs/
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053456_Rocky-shoreline_landing-vehicle_beach_top-of-mountains
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053458_Rocket-launcher_smoke-rising-up_bombardment_Landing-Ship

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmasr9lhNyQ

1945: Officially end of the fighting between US and Japanese forces on Iwo-Jima after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed
http://www.iwojima.com/

1953: Kenji Mizoguchi’s movie “Ugetsu Monogatari” (Tales of moonlight and rain) that will win Silver Lion Award for best direction, is released in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugetsu
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040509/REVIEWS08/405090301/1023
http://www.celtoslavica.de/chiaroscuro/films/ugetsu/ugetsu.html

1954: Birth of Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuhiko_Inoue
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=722

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyju0e74DwY

1963: Birth of Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natsuhiko_Kyogoku

1979: Birth of Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromi_Uehara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JfKY0K_NQk

1987: Bitrh of Yui, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yui_(singer)

1990: Birth of Yuya Yagira, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Yagira_Yuya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMafhH2hmLs

2007: Faced with the international criticisms, particularly in the United States, Shinzo Abe apologies, as Japanese Prime Minister for the fate of the Asian women forced to prostitution during WW2

2015: Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) has taken delivery of the Izumo, the largest Japanese military vessel to see service since World War II
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/26/asia/japan-msdf-new-helicopter-carrier/index.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11497780/Japan-receives-biggest-warship-since-Second-World-War.html

 

On 25 March in Japan’s history

ON 25 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 25, 2017

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

1868: For the second time, 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, 2017

1563: Death of Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader, born in 1514
https://rekishinihon.com/tag/hosokawa-harumoto/
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/
http://english.cntv.cn/2015/08/24/VIDE1440392640668510.shtml

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, 2017

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://history.cultural-china.com/en/34H6639H12257.html
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
http://www.sijo.in/?id=182

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, 2017

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

ON 21 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 21, 2017

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
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
http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Hideki_Ishima/530377
http://www.mtv.com/artists/hideki-ishima/biography/

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/
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/s-korea-china-japan-vow-bring-about-leadership-summit

On 20 March in Japan’s history

ON 20 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 20, 2017

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

 

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