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On 17 November in Japan’s history

ON 17 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 17, 2018

641: Death of the 34th Japanese emperor Jomei (629-641), born in 593
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jomei

Emperor Jomei

1183: In Japan, battle of Mizushima during the Gempei War of 1180-1185: The Minamoto-Taira Conflict
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mizushima
http://warfarehistorian.blogspot.fr/2014/09/gempei-war-of-1180-1185-minamoto-taira.html

1183 Battle of Mizushima

1600: Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander, who launched an invasion of Korea in 1592, commits suicide
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Kuki_Yoshitaka
http://www.asphodelshaven.com/glossary/view/kuki_yoshitaka

1904: Birth of Isamu Noguchi, Japanese sculptor who died in December 1988
http://www.noguchi.org/noguchi/biography

1905: Eulsa treaty or  Japan-Korea Protectorate treaty against the will of king Kojong
http://www.conservapedia.com/Eulsa_Treaty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eulsa_Treaty
http://www.kyotodreamtrips.com/eulsa-treaty/

1905-11-Eulsa-treaty

1929: Birth of Goro Naya, Japanese actor who died on March 5, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor%C5%8D_Naya

1958: Death of Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician, born on November  12, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yutaka_Taniyama

1969: Birth of Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=718

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SN4yiyFoSg

1969: Birth of , Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0454094/

Kimura Kazuya

2003: Death of Shuntaro Emi, Japanese actor, born on September 16, 1923
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0256370/

Shuntaro Emi

 

On 16 November in Japan’s history

ON 16 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 16, 2018

1328: Death of Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun, the 8th of the Kamakura shogunate, born on October 19, 1276
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hisaaki

Prince Hisaaki

1971: Birth of Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
https://www.mangaupdates.com/authors.html?id=874

1986: Birth of Saeko, Japanese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Saeko

 

 

On 15 November in Japan’s history

ON 15 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 15, 2018

1835: Birth of Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary, assassinated on November 15, 1867
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/89.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakamoto_Ry%C5%8Dma

1867: Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese revolutionary against the shogunat system is assassinated (see above
http://www.tofugu.com/2013/03/18/the-revolutionary-sakamoto-ryoma/
http://www.jref.com/history/sakamoto-ryoma/

1887: Birth of Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese prime minister from March to October 1948, who died on June 20, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitoshi_Ashida
http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/library/06/002_41bunshoko.html

Itoshi Ashida

1955: In Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party is founded

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Democratic_Party_(Japan)

1990: Birth of Kanata Hongo, Japanese actor
http://kanata-daily.livejournal.com/5779.html?page=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eTAvcqMK0M

1993: Birth of Saaya Irie, Japanese Actress, singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saaya_Irie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeoUyUBUK1o

2005: Princess Sayako, only daughter of emperor Akiyito, spouses a man from common birth and so losing her royal status
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4437386.stm


Holidays and observances

Japan: Shichi-Go-San (children festival)

On 14 November in Japan’s history

ON 14 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 14, 2018

669: Death of Fujiwara no Kamatari, Japanese politician, born in 614
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwara_no_Kamatari
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Fujiwara_no_Kamatari

1643: Japanese emperor Go-Komyo is enthroned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Komyo_of_Japan

1691: Death of Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter, born on November 21, 1617
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tosa_Mitsuoki
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/55.94.1,2
https://www.google.fr/search?q=tosa+mitsuoki+biography&biw=1080&bih=496&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIsZOo66OOyQIVQX4aCh0FPAkq&dpr=1.25

Tosa Mitsuoki 3

1949: Death of Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat, born on 17 April  1877
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Matsudai.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsudaira_Tsuneo

 

On 13 November In Japan’s history

ON 13 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 13, 2018

1896: Birth of Nobusuke Kishi, Japanese PM (1957-1960), who died on August 7, 1987
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/nobusuke-kishi

Nobusuke Kishi

1924: Birth of Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, who died on November13, 1994
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Motoo_Kimura.aspx

Kimura Motoo

1942: US and Japanese ships engage in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Battle_of_Guadalcanal

1982: Birth of Koda Kumi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumi_Koda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHX1jKC3tvM

1994: Death of Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, born on November 13, 1924
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motoo_Kimura

1998: Russia and Japan agree to sign a post-World War II peace deal by 2000
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/213564.stm
http://www.mofa.go.jp/announce/press/1998/11/1113.html#1

2014: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voices his intention to aggressively provide assistance for infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia, his latest move to counter efforts by China to gain influence in the region

On 12 November in Japan’s history

ON 12 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 12, 2018

1927: Birth of Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician who committed suicide on November 17, 1958
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Yutaka_Taniyama

 1942: Beginning of  the three-day capital naval battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American  forces
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/USN-CN-Guadalcanal/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2jJjpk_-bc&feature=related

1948: In Tokyo, the  International Military Tribunal for the Far East sentences seven Japanese  military and government officials to death, including Prime Minister Hideki Tojo,  for their role during WW2
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-war-criminals-sentenced
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Military_Tribunal_for_the_Far_East
http://www.cnd.org/mirror/nanjing/NMTT.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qahacxji38&feature=related

1959: Birth of Toshihiko Sahashi, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshihiko_Sahashi
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=114

Sahashi Toshihiko

1963: Birth of Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Terajima
http://asianmediawiki.com/Susumu_Terajima

1968: Birth of Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Hisakawa
http://www.seiyuu.info/aya-hisakawa.php

1990: The current  emperor of Japan Akihito is officially enthroned


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/13/akihito-japan-emperor-enthroned-125th
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/akihito-enthroned-as-emperor-of-japan
http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19901123&slug=1105701

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wisR6RBqu9M

2012: A high court has cleared influential Japanese politician Ichiro Ozawa of wrongdoing in connection with a political funding case
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20293753

 

On 11 November in Japan’s history

ON 11 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 11, 2018

1921: Opening of Washington Naval Conference between Britain, France, Japan and United States for discussions of issues in the Pacific and Far East (up to February 1922)
http://totallyhistory.com/washington-naval-conference/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/naval-arms-control-1921.htm

1921-11-11 Naval conference

1939:Death of Murakami Kagaku, Japanese painter, born on July 3, 1888
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kagaku_Murakami
http://clocktower.org/show/acaw-09-the-life-and-work-of-murakami-kagaku-1889-1939
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Murakami+Kagaku&rlz=1C2EODB_enFR584FR584&biw=1366&bih=600&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=KC1hVILgN87haOmGgvAB&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Murakami Kagatu 2

1941: Birth of Shunsuke Ikeda, Japanese actor who died on June 11, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunsuke_Ikeda

1983: President Reagan becomes the first US president to address Japanese legislature
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/11/reagan-addresses-japanese-parliament-nov-11-1983-244702

1983-11-14 Reagan Hirohito

1987: Birth of Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuya_Tegoshi
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2koay_yuya-tegoshi-you-world-is-yours_music

1989: Birth of Reina Tanaka, Japanese pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reina_Tanaka
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x201fq_reina-tanaka-memory-seisyun-no-hika_music

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x201fq_reina-tanaka-memory-seisyun-no-hika_music

 

 

 

On 10 November in Japan’s history

ON 10 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 10, 2018

1868: Birth of Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist who died on April 26, 1957
https://shotokai.com/gichin-funakoshi-sensei-informal-biography/

1928: Michinomiya Hirohito (Showa) is crowned the 124th emperor of Japan (up to 1989)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hirohito-crowned-in-japan
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/hirohito-3845.php

1928-11-10 Hirohito coronation

1941: Birth of Kyu Sakamoto, a popular Japanese singer and actor who died in August 1985 in an air crash
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyu_Sakamoto

1948: Birth of Shigesato Itoi, Japanese novelist and video game designer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigesato_Itoi
http://starmen.net/credits/shigesatoitoi.php

1988: Birth of Chisaki Hama, former Japanese actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chisaki_Hama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ngEIV0IVnI

2014: Death of Ken Takakura, Japanese actor and singer, born on February 16, 1931
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30092460
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/nov/18/ken-takakura
http://www.tofugu.com/2015/01/19/ken-takakura-bunta-sugawara-death-yakuza-cinema/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PtYzgRgPhM

 

On 9 November in Japan’s history

ON 9 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 9, 2018

1180: In Japan, Battle of Fujigawa, nicknamed “the battle that never took place” between Takeda clan and Taira army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fujikawa

1180-11-09 Battle of Fijikawa

1867: Tokugawa Yoshinonu, 15th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate hands power back to the Japanese emperor. Beginning of the Meiji Restoration
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Yoshinobu_Tokugawa.html
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Yoshinobu
http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/meiji.htm

1937: Japanese troops  begin the occupation of Shanghai
http://ww2timelines.com/japan/incidents/37batlleshanghai.htm


1937: In China, Taiyuan fall to the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taiyuan
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2444688

1937-11-09 Fall of Taiyuan

1963: In Japan, about  450 miners are killed in a coal-dust explosion. In addition, 160 people died in  a train crash

1964: Eisaku Sato  becomes the Japanese prime minister, succeeding Ikeda Hayato
http://www.nndb.com/people/432/000091159/

1971: Emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=19711009&id=gpsrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d_sFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6618,1148038

1980: Death of Fubuki Koshiji, Japanese actress born in 1924
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0467047/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF1zID_JkXY

2001: The first  Japanese warship to be engaged out of the archipelago quit Sasebo for the  Indian Ocean for Diego Garcia anglo-US base 

2003: Early general  elections in Japan. DLP keeps largely the first position but the Democratic  Party, the main opposition party grows from 137 to 177 MP
http://cpri.tripod.com/cpr2003/japan-election.pdf

On 8 November in Japan’s history

ON 8 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 8, 2018

1600: Death of Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Natsuka_Masaie

1614: Japanese daimyo Dom Justo Takayama is exiled to the Philippines by shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu for being Christian.
http://www.samurai-archives.com/ukon.html
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/DomJustoTakayamaUkon

Takayama Ukon 2

1885: Birth of Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general, nicknamed « the tiger of Malaya » hanged on February 23, 1946
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=32
http://www.historynet.com/general-tomoyuki-yamashita.htm

1895: Signature at Beijing of the Liaotung (Liaodong) Convention by which Japan retrocedes to China the southern portion of the province of Fengtien
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaodong_Peninsula
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Intervention

1898: Yamagata Aritomo becomes Japanese prime minister for the second time, up to October 1900
http://www.jref.com/japan/history/biographies/yamagata_aritomo.shtml

1951: Birth of Minoru Inaba, Japanese actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=4135

1954: Birth of Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese writer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuo_Ishiguro
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4280.Kazuo_Ishiguro

1974: Birth of Masashi and Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga authors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masashi_Kishimoto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seishi_Kishimoto
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=18172

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5UqGwBsQ8M

1979: After a drop in the October 7 elections, Japanese prime minister Masayoshi Ohira forms a new cabinet
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-OhiraMasa.html

2000: Fusako Shigenobu, founder of the Japanese Red Army in February 1971 is arrested
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1012780.stm

2007: Death of Japanese cardinal Stephen Hamao
http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Stephen-Hamao/83730558
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30492932

2013: Death of Chiyoko Shimakura, Japanese singer and actress, born on March 30, 1938
http://japandailypress.com/famous-japanese-enka-ballad-singer-shimakura-dies-at-75-0939254/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhm03nZ5IS0