Category Archives: On this day in Japan history

On 3 November in Japan’s history

ON 3 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 3, 2019

1852: Birth of Japanese emperor Mutsuhito (Meiji) from 1867 to his death on July 30, 1912
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Emperor_Meiji

1852-11-03 Birth of Mutsuhito

1923: Birth of Yamaguchi Hitomi, Japanese novelist and essayist who died on August 30, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaguchi_Hitomi

1924: Birth of Toyoko Yamazaki, Japanese writer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1212056/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyoko_Yamasaki

1928: Birth of Osamu Tezuka, Japanese film writer and mangaka, who died on February 1989
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0856804/
http://manga.about.com/od/mangaartistswriters/p/o_tezuka.htm

0samu Tezuka

1929: Korean students, in the Gwangju incident, launch their antijapanese movement
http://gsim.gen.go.kr/en/?page=0204
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Student_Independence_Movement

1929-11-03 Gwangju students incident

1938: Birth of Akira Kobayashi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kobayashi
http://vimeo.com/13674184

1941: The Combine Japanese Fleet receive Top-Secret Order No. 1: In 34 days time, Pearl Harbor is to be bombed, along with Mayala, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-order-is-given-bomb-pearl-harbor

1942: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koli_Point_action

1946: Japanese emperor Hirohito loses all his power for an elected assembly as a new constitution is adopted
http://www.solon.org/Constitutions/Japan/English/english-Constitution.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675041219_Douglas-MacArthur_Allied-Control-Council_camera-men-taking-photographs_speech

1948: Birth of Akira Emoto, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0256628/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Emoto_Akira

Akira Emoto

1948: Birth of Takashi Kawamura, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Kawamura_(politician)

1954: The first in  the Godzilla series of films is released in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla

1955: Birth of Yukihito Tsutsumi, Japanese film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1066739/
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Yukihiko_Tsutsumi

1984: Birth of Ryo Nishikido, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nishikido_Ryo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryo_Nishikido

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHTJAZ8qfPE

On 2 November in Japan’s history

ON 2 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

Updated on November 2, 2019

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1868: Birth of Japanese painter Yokoyama Taikan who died on February 26, 1958
http://ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/346.html?c=15
http://jyuluck-do.com/profile_yokoyama_taikan.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Yokoyama+Taikan&nord=1&biw=1366&bih=628&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=DEdVVKmkLcWdPejOgIgN&ved=0CCAQsAQ

1890: Birth of Kunio Kishida, Japanese writer who died on March 5, 1954
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunio_Kishida
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6617414

1917: By the Lansing-Ishii agreement, the USA recognize the “special interests” of Japan in China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lansing%E2%80%93Ishii_Agreement
http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/hist/eia/documents_archive/lansing-ishii.php

1917-11-02 Ishii Kikujiro

1942: Death of Hakushu Kitahara, Japanese writer, born on January 25, 1885
http://simplyhaiku.com/SHv4n1/reviews/Fukasawa.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakush%C5%AB_Kitahara

1945: Birth of Mitsuo Yanagimachi, film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945847/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsuo_Yanagimachi

1957: Birth of Ryosuke Miki, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1107026/
http://asianmediawiki.com/Ryosuke_Miki

1976: Birth of Kumi Sakuma, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0757286/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=518

1982: Birth of Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoko_Fukada


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x53csu_kyoko-fukada_shortfilms »

2007: Deadline of the Japanese support, in the Indian Ocean, to the  international forces against international terrorism

2010: Japan recalls its ambassador to Moscow, heightening a long-standing row with Russia over four remote Pacific islands following a visit there by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/nov/02/japan-recall-ambassador-medvedev-dispute
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Japan-recalls-its-ambassador-in-Moscow-after-Medvedev-visits-Kuril-Islands–19879.html

2013: The foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Russia agre to cooperate in fighting terrorism and piracy as the neighbours, still at odds over territorial woes, held an unprecedented security dialogue. http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/02/japan-and-russia-hold-highest-level-meeting-in-years/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/11/02/national/japan-russia-to-ok-asia-security-cooperation-at-inaugural-two-plus-two-meet/#.UnVj-svLTmR

 

On 1st November in Japan’s history

ON NOVEMBER 1 IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 1, 2019

1886: Birth of Sakutaro Hagiwara, Japanese writer of free-style verse who died on May 11, 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakutar%C5%8D_Hagiwara
https://www.poemhunter.com/sakutaro-hagiwara/biography/

sakutaro-hagiwara

1931: Birth of Shunsuke Kikuchi, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunsuke_Kikuchi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhwCsvN3D24

1936: Birth of Katsuhisa Hattori, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katsuhisa_Hattori
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=9983

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTM3OPfHAsw

1936: Birth of Shizuka Kamei, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shizuka_Kamei
 
1942: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces  attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matanikau_Offensive

1943: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on in the Solomon Islands. In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul
http://www.combinedfleet.com/btl_eab.htm

1943-11-01 Battle of Empress Augusta Bay
1959: Birth of Eriko Hara, Japanese voice actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0361662/

2010: Russian president’s visit to disputed islands draws protests from Japan, which says they are part of Japanese territory
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/11/201011111444517118.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11664434

 

On 31 October in Japan’s history

ON 31 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 31, 2019

1760: Birth of Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, who died on May 10, 1849
http://www.katsushikahokusai.org/
http://www.andreas.com/hokusai.html
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/hokusai_katsushika.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Katsushika+Hokusai&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&biw=1366&bih=594&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&ei=dbWtTtCUC6je4QS6idnWDg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CDAQ_AUoAQ

1806: Death of Utamaro Kitagawa, Japanese painter, born in1753
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utamaro
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Utamaro+Kitagawa&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Dp2NULDVMYyHhQfzhoGYDQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=500

1817: Ayahito (Ninko), 120th Japanese Emperor is enthroned. He will die on 21 February 1846
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ninko_of_Japan

1874: Engagement between Japan and China respecting Formosa (Taiwan) after a Japanese military intervention on Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/1874treaty.htm

 1929: Birth of Yoshiki Iwama, Japanese screenwriter who died on June 13, 1999
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0412534/

1929: Birth of Fumio Watanabe, Japanese actor, who died on August 4, 2004
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913796/

1949: Birth of Kenichi Kato, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441369/

1953: The movie “Gate of Hell” (Jigokumon), Palme d’Or award at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival, is released in Japan
http://hkmoviesarebest-areyouserious.blogspot.com/2008/04/jigokumon-gate-of-hell.html

1990: Death of Aya Koda, Japanese writer, born on September 1, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_K%C5%8Dda

2000: Death of Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician, born on April 7, 1981)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuki_Watanabe_(musician)

2008: Gen Toshio Tamogami, head of the Japanese air force is sacked after saying in an essay that the country was not an aggressor in World War II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7702374.stm

2012: Firebrand Japanese conservative Shintaro Ishihara, who resigned as governor of Tokyo, has become the leader of a small right-leaning party whose lawmakers have an average age of 73.5
http://english.sina.com/world/p/2012/1113/526180.html
http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?page=article_impr&id_article=26775

2015 : Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto’s new national party holds its inaugural ceremony with 18 Diet members from the embattled Japan Innovation Party
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/01/national/politics-diplomacy/hashimoto-matsui-launch-new-national-party-focused-osaka/#.WBY_KuRSNC8

2017: Japan’s Democratic Party taps Upper House member Kohei Otsuka as new party president
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/31/national/politics-diplomacy/dp-taps-upper-house-member-kohei-otsuka-new-party-president/#.Wfi4ZGjWw2w
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yukio-edano-stands-up-as-the-leader-of-japans-biggest-opposition

 

On 28 October in Japan’s history

ON 28 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 28, 2019

1707: The Hōei earthquake  causes more than 5,000 deaths in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū, Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1707_H%C5%8Dei_earthquake

1837: Birth of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japan’s last shogun, who died on  November 22, 1913
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Yoshinobu
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Yoshinobu_Tokugawa.html

1860: Birth of Jigoro Kano, founder of  judo Kodokan who died on May 4, 1938
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigoro_Kano

1891: A quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan, killing 7,300
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1891_Mino%E2%80%93Owari_earthquake

1928: Birth of Yoko Sugi, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0837476/

1982 : Birth of Yukari Fukui, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0298009/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=440

1982 : Birth of Mai Kuraki, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai_Kuraki

1983 : Birth of Shio Mizubara, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1847116/

On 27 October in Japan’s history

On 27 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 27, 2019

1816: Death of Santō Kyōden, Japanese poet, writer and artist, born on September 13, 1761
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Santo_Kyoden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sant%C5%8D_Ky%C5%8Dden

Santo Kyoden

1858: Birth of Saitō Makoto, Japanese naval officer and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Japan who died on February 26, 1936
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sait%C5%8D_Makoto
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Saito-Ma.html

1906: Birth of Kazuo Ohna, Japanese dancer who died on June 3, 2010
http://www.kazuoohnodancestudio.com/english/kazuo/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lbLkYxDgTY

1930: In Taiwan, Wushe Incident. 134 Japanese citizens are killed
http://www.takaoclub.com/monaludao/wusheincident.htm
http://www.taiwanfirstnations.org/Wushe.html

1930-10-27 Wushe incident 2

1934: Birth of Akira Miyazaki, Japanese film writer.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0594496/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=10893

Akira Miyazaki

1937: Birth of Koichi Ose, Japanese actor
http://imdb.com/name/nm0997681/bio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koichi_Ose


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pui1K3B3K8Q

1962: Birth of Ikkei Watanabe, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913814/
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.320.htm

1982: Birth of Takashi Tsukamoto, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Tsukamoto
http://asianmediawiki.com/Takashi_Tsukamoto


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8wjlUKS65Y

1987: Birth of Thelma Aoyama, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelma_Aoyama


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_8EQePwnRg

2008: Death of Frank Nagai, Japanese singer, born on March 18, 1932
http://www.japan-zone.com/news/2008/11/03/showa_star_frank_nagai_dies.shtml
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0619075/

 

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

2016: Emperor Hirohito’s younger brother, Prince Mikasa, dead at 100
http://www.dw.com/en/emperor-hirohitos-younger-brother-prince-mikasa-dead-at-100/a-36167838
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takahito,_Prince_Mikasa

On 26 October in Japan’s history

ON 26 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 26, 2019

1184: In Japan, Battle of Kojima in which Minamoto no Noriyori, with his cavalry attacks a Taira force fleeing by boat towards Shikoku
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kojima

1597: Battle of Myong-yang, a naval Battle of the War Imjin opposing the Japanese and Korean navy, won by Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Myeongnyang

1633: Death of Horio Tadaharu, Japanese warlord
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Horio_Tadaharu

1909: Assassination of Prince Hirobumi Ito by an Korean independence  militant
http://www.historycentral.com/asia/PrinceItoAssassinated.html
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP19091027.2.57
https://www.oldtokyo.com/prince-ito-state-funeral-1909/

Ito Hirobumi

1909-10-26 Hirobumi Ito

1919: Death of Akashi Motojiro, Japanese general, born on September 1, 1864
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/221.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akashi_Motojiro

1920: End of the Battle of Chingshanli between Japanese and  Korean
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Chingshanli

1927: Death of Jūkichi Yagi, Japanese poet, born on February 9, 1898
http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poet/item/13206/31/Jkichi-Yagi
http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=J%C5%ABkichi%20Yagi

1937: During the sino-japanese war, the strong Nianziguan pass (in the Great Wall) falls to the Japanese

1940: Japan and the Netherlands issue a joint declaration that the  Indies will not be part of the « Co-Prosperity Sphere »

1942: The last U.S. carrier manufactured before America’s entry into  World War II, the Hornet, is damaged so extensively by Japanese war planes in  the Battle of Santa Cruz that it must be abandoned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-united-states-loses-the-hornet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Santa_Cruz_Islands

1944: After four days of furious fighting, the World War II Battle of  Leyte Gulf, the largest air-naval battle in history, ends with a decisive  American victory over the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9_fvCKFyQY

1960: Death of Japanese general Toshizo Nishio, born on October 31, 1891
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiz%C5%8D_Nishio
http://www.getty-images.com/detail/video/general-toshizo-nishio-receives-a-hero%C3%ADs-welcome-at-tokyo-news-footage/505358439

1966: Birth of  Masaharu Iwata,  Japanese composer
http://www.rpgfan.com/features/iwata-interview/index.html

1972: Birth of Miwako Kawai, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0442773/
http://www.allmovie.com/work/the-pillow-book-136354

Miwako Kawai

1974: Birth of Lisa, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LISA_(Japanese_musician,_born_1974

2001: As a reward for their help in the fight against terrorism, Tokyo leaves all the applied sanctions on India and Pakistan after their  nuclear 1998 tests

 

On 25 October in Japan’s history

ON 25 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S  HISTORY

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Updated on October 25, 2019

1889: Kuroda Kiyotaka, second prime minister of Japan resigns. He will be succeeded by Yamagata Arimoto
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/71.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamagata_Aritomo

1894: After crossing the Yalu River, the Japanese forces invade Manchuria

1902: Birth of Mitsuo Miura, cinematograph, who died on October 24, 1956
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0594243/

Mitsuo Miura

1921: Birth of Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Japanese film producer, who died on September 20, 2000
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0865807/
http://studioghibli.wikia.com/wiki/Yasuyoshi_Tokuma

Yasuyoshi Tokuma

1936: Birth of Masako Nozawa, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masako_Nozawa

Masako Nozawa 2

1944: First kamikaze attack of the war begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-kamikaze-attack-of-the-war-begins

1944: In the Battle of Cape Engano (Philippines), 4 Japanese aircraft carriers are sunk
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_cape_engano.html
https://afatherswarstorynevertold.wordpress.com/tag/battle-of-cape-engano/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1YurY6x250

1944: Battle of of Surigao Strait concludes by Japanese fleet defeat
http://ww2db.com/surigao/
http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/articles/battleofsurigaostrait.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hawkeye7/Sandbox3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3sCYEVFRMI

1945: The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan’s surrender to general Chen Yi in the name of the Allies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrocession_Day

1945-10-25 Japanese surrender

1947: Birth of Shinya Owada, Japanese actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Shinya_Owada

1951: San Francisco treaty, signed on September 8, is ratified by Japan

1955: Death of Sadako Sasaki, victim of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing
http://deathaday.blogspot.com/2007/10/thousand-cranes-sadako-sasaki.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki

1964: Japanese prime minister Hayato Ideka resigns for « health reason »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayato_Ikeda

1971: Birth of  Midori Goto, Japanese violinist
http://www.gotomidori.com/


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

2012: Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara quits to form new party
http://asiancorrespondent.com/91185/brash-tokyo-governor-quits-to-form-political-party/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20078481

 

On 24 October in Japan’s history

ON 24 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 24, 2019

1894: During the first Sino-Japanese war, battle of Jiuliancheng
http://sinojapanesewar.com/invasionofChina.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jiuliancheng

1894-10-24 Battle of Jiuliancheng

1931: Birth of Ken Utsui, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0882577/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Utsui_Ken

1944: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zhuikaku and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf (Philippines)
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/leytegulf.htm

1952: Birth of Yoko Natsuki, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Natsuki

1953: Birth of Hiroshi Takemura, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Takemura

1959: Birth of Chihiro Fujioka, Japanese composer
http://videogam.in/people/Chihiro_Fujioka

1984: Birth of Kaera Kimura, Japanese rock and pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaela_Kimura


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r12cOIS17lk

1985: Death of Masaichi Nagata, Japanese film producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaichi_Nagata

 

On 23 October in Japan’s history

1978-10-23 Traité de paix

ON 23 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 23, 2019

930: Death of Daigo, 60th Japanese emperor (897-930),  born in January 885. Not confuse with Go-Daigo, the 96th emperor (1336-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Daigo

1868: In Japan, by a decree, the Meiji era is set up. The emperor Mutsuhito recovers full power from the shogun
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/japan/f/What-Was-the-Meiji-Restoration.htm

Mutsuhito 2

1920: Birth of Ted Fujita, Japanese meteorologist, who died on November  19, 1998
http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/98/981120.fujita.shtml
http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Fl-Ka/Fujita-Tetsuya.html

1939: The Japanese Mitsubishi G4M twin-engine « Betty » Bomber makes its maiden flight
http://www.aviation-history.com/mitsubishi/g4m.html

1942: The Battle for Henderson Field begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on October 26
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Henderson_Field

1944: The Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history begins in the
Philippines

1944-10-23-battle-of-leyte-golf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/leytegulf.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP3LKla583g

1955: Birth of Ryoko Sakaguchi, Japanese actress who died on March 27, 2013
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1160234/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0WSiV6-rAI

1978: China (Deng Xiaoping) and Japan (Takeo Fukada) exchange treaty ratification documents in  Tokyo, formally ending 40 years of hostility
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18012.shtml 
https://jijiphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/All/G0000MmXEZAYWX6I/I0000.o5iy1UUark

1978-10-23 Traité de paix

1983: Birth of Sayaka Isoyama, Japanese actress
http://asianwiki.com/Sayaka_Isoyama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIScjWT8GQ0

1991: Birth of Princess Mako, daughter of Prince Akishino and granddaughter of emperor Akihito of Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Mako_of_Akishino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wfLP_LT_gY

1992: Emperor Akihito becomes the first emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/akihito-deplores-japanese-atrocities-china-remembers-the-horrors-of-invasion-but-time-heals-much-writes-raymond-whitaker-in-peking-1559194.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1992-10-29/news/mn-939_1_imperial-couple

2004: A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing  35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated

2012: Japan’s justice minister quits after calls for his resignation over past ties to an organized crime syndicate.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/2012102363358296493.html

2012: A group of South Korean lawmakers visits an isolated set of islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with Japan — prompting an immediate protest from Tokyo
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1067898/south-korean-lawmakers-visit-islands-disputed-japan