Category Archives: On this day in Japan history

On 21 February in Japan’s history

ON 21 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 21, 2018

1184: In Japan, Minamoto no Yoshinaka is killed during the Battle of Awazu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Awazu
http://www.historyoffighting.com/tomoe-gozen.php
 

1846: Death of the 120th Japanese emperor Ninko (1817-1846), born on 16 March 1800
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Nink%C5%8D

1887: Birth of Japanese General Korechika Anami, who committed suicide on August 15, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korechika_Anami

1945: Japanese kamikaze planes sink escort carrier Bismarck Sea and damage the Saratoga
http://derekconant.com/iad/maritime_resource/historical_documentation_center/usa/aircraft_carriers/uss_bismarck_sea_cv95/captain_john_l_pratt/

1981: Birth of Jun Kaname, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Kaname

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NieEGWI9Wn4

2013: Japan carries out three executions – the first since the country’s conservative prime  minister, Shinzo Abe, was elected last December, and a sign that Tokyo will defy international pressure to abolish the death penalty
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/21/japan-executions-resume-three-hangings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21528526

On 20 February in Japan’s history

ON 20 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 20, 2018

1883: Birth of Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through the Dark Night), who died on October 21, 1971
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/273.html

1886: Birth of Takuboku Ishikawa, Japanese poet, who died on April 13, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takuboku_Ishikawa

1928: In Tokyo, first election with universal suffrage
https://books.google.fr/books?id=km-9YkgxGbsC&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=In+Tokyo,+first+election+with+universal+suffrage&source=bl&ots=OnHBvcZ4_9&sig=wrgSkC9ipyVyYf9sSBZr3U3InB4&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=-zPmVMv3Bcn-UreOgJgJ&ved=0CFQQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=In%20Tokyo%2C%20first%20election%20with%20universal%20suffrage&f=false

1929: Birth of Toshiro Mayuzumi Yokohama, Japanese composer (Sphenogramme) who died on April 10, 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiro_Mayuzumi

1933: Death in jail of communist Japanese writer Kobayashi Takiji
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takiji_Kobayashi
http://japanfocus.org/-Heather-Bowen_Struyk/3180

1950: Birth of Ken Shimura, Japanese actor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Shimura

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic53hhFllPM

1996: Death of Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer, born on October 8, 1930
http://www.naxos.com/composerinfo/bio23861.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lgk8MdM_jw

 

On 19 February in Japan’s history

ON 19 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 19, 2018

1184: During the Genpei wars, Second battle of Uji in Japan
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/46132/gp17-second-battle-uji
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Uji_(1184)

1709: Death of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, 5th shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty, born onFebruary 23, 1646
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Tsunayoshi
http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt6wr2bp
http://history-of-japan.weebly.com/tokugawa-shogunate.html

1942: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian northern city of Darwin, killing 243 people
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs195.aspx
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17073472
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E59

1942: Japanese troop land on Timor
https://timor2worldwar.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/february-20-1942-japanese-occupation-of-timor/
https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/1942-timor

1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-signs-executive-order-9066
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5154
http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/history/eo9066.html

1945: Start of the offensive against Japanese on Iwo-Jima (Volcano Archipelao)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-invade-iwo-jima

http://ww2today.com/19-february-1945-us-marines-invade-beaches-of-iwo-jima

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWcDIMrd6eE&NR=1&feature=fvwp

1945: 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
http://historum.com/war-military-history/21989-crocodiles-ate-my-army.html
http://iberianature.com/wildworld/tag/massacre-by-crocodiles-on-ramree-island/

1946: Birth of Hiroshi Fujioka, Japanese actor
http://kamenrider.wikia.com/wiki/Hiroshi_Fujioka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qH3kT3618Q

1972: The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asama-Sanso_incident

1983: Birth of Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mika_Nakashima
http://nana-nana.net/mikagallery.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAQi1hP1_iI

 1986: Birth of Reon Kadena, Japanese model and actress
http://www.askmen.com/women/models_300/375_reon_kadena.html

1988: Birth of Miyu Irino, Japanese voice actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyu_Irino
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1207

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

2005: United States and Japan say that stability in the Taiwan Strait is one in their strategic target

 

On 18 February in Japan’s history

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 18, 2018

1530: Birth of Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord who died on April 19, 1578
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kenshin.html

1908: The American ambassador to Japan is given a note by the Japanese in which they agree to restrict Japanese emigration to the US; this becomes known as the ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement’

1932: Japan proclaims Manchukuo (Manchuria) independence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchukuo
http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/FLAGS/cn_j_mk.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_aZWY2Pm3g&feature=related

1933: Birth of Yoko Ono, Japanese born singer, ex wife of John Lennon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Ono

1938: Beginning of the bombing of Chongqing by the Japanese airplanes, up to August 23, 1943
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34History7592.html
http://timelines.com/1938/2/18/japanese-army-begins-sustained-bombing-of-chongqing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkHUvRp9buw

1938: During the Nanking Massacre, the Nanking Safety Zone International Committee is renamed « Nanking International Rescue Committee » and the safety zone in place for refugees falls apart

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Committee_for_the_Nanking_Safety_Zone

1942: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sook_Ching
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_40_2005-01-24.html

http://fr.slideshare.net/tysjason/japanese-occupation-16372400?related=1

 

On 17 February in Japan’s history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 17, 2018

1862: Birth of Mori Ogai, Japanese novelist and poet who died on July 9, 1922
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mori_%C5%8Cgai
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/342.html

1944: By the Operation Haistone, the US destroy the main Japanese logistical base in central Pacific of Truk in the Caroline Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Hailstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoHV6awrQ0E

1944: Beginning of the six-day Battle of Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-troops-land-on-eniwetok-atoll
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcE1urSgUE

1972: Birth of Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Isoya



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnhtpn_yy-yy-yuki-isoya-slideshow_music

1974: Birth of Kaoru Niikura, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaoru_(musician)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn22Dc91kCU

 1984: Birth of Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kamakari_Kenta

 

On 16 February in Japan’s history

ON 16 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 16, 2018

1222: Birth of Nichiren Daishonin, Japanese founder of Nichiren Bouddhism who died in October 13, 1282
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/subdivisions/nichiren_1.shtml
http://www.nichirenbuddhist.org/LearnBuddhism/Nichiren/lifeofnich.html

1543: Birth of Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter who died in October 1590
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan%C5%8D_Eitoku
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/kano_eitoku.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Kano+Eitoku&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=PNA7T72DH4eFhQf74MjpCQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

1874: Beginning of the Saga Rebellion, one of a number of uprisings in Kyushu  against the new Meiji government of Japan by members of the former samurai-class (up to April 9)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saga_Rebellion

1884: Birth of Yasuda Yukihiko, Japanese painter, who died on April 29, 1978
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuda_Yukihiko
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Kano+Eitoku&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=PNA7T72DH4eFhQf74MjpCQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543#hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=Yasuda+Yukihiko&oq=Yasuda+Yukihiko&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=178151l181054l0l182510l11l7l0l0l0l3l144l496l4.1l7l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=b0b66fb9f81689f2&biw=1192&bih=543

1931: Birth of Ken Takakura (Goichi Oda), Japanese actor in Kita
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847264/
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/takakura_ken.shtml

1945: The Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines is occupied by American troops, almost three years after the devastating and infamous Bataan Death March
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-recaptured

1945: American forces land on Corregidor island in the Philippines (fights up to 3 March)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_the_Recapture_of_Corregidor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iXlE5Q23cs

1945: First US aircraft carrier strikes on Tokyo

1950: Birth of Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuki_Tomokawa
http://time-has-told-me.blogspot.com/2006/10/kazuki-tomokawa_11.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPQ0u8NFoO4

1952: Start of peace negotiations between Japan and the Republic of China (Taiwan)

1975: Birth of Nanase Aikawa, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanase_Aikawa

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

1976: Birth of Kyo, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyo_%28musician%29

1976: Birth of Joe Odagiri, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Odagiri_Joe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqinYULQh3g&feature=fvsr

1981: Start of a voyage of pope John-Paul II to Pakistan, Philippines and Japon

2012: Death of Chikage Awashima, Japanese actress, born on February 24, 1924
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/chikage-awashima-versatile-adored-japanese-actress-of-stage-and-screen-7619257.html
http://www.japan-zone.com/news/2012/02/16/rip_awashima_chikage.shtml

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRQgBV1ayaM

On 15 February in Japan’s history

ON 15 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 15, 2018

1898: Birth of Ibuse Masuji, Japanese writer who died on July 10, 1993
http://authorscalendar.info/ibuse.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masuji_Ibuse

1942: British troops in Singapore surrender to the Japanese

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/singapore-falls-to-japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_3529000/3529447.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Singapore

1942: Following February 13 attack, Japanese troops march into Palembang (South Sumatra)
http://www.oocities.org/dutcheastindies/palembang.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palembang

1943: Women’s camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) is hit by allied air raid

1949: Shigeru Yoshida becomes Japanese Prime Minister for second time
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Yoshida.html

1988: Birth of Hironori Kusano, Japanese idol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hironori_Kusano
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kusano_Hironori

 

On 14 February in Japan’s history

ON 14 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 14, 2018

1878: Birth of Koki Hirota, Japanese Prime Minister (1936-1937), executed on December 23, 1948
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dki_Hirota
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Hirota-K.html
http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19340521,00.html

1916: Birth of Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese film director who died in October 1996 from cardiac arrest
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Jo-Ku/Kobayashi-Masaki.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaki_Kobayashi


1942: The Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Pasir_Panjang
https://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com/tag/battle-of-pasir-panjang/
https://battleofsingapore.wikispaces.com/Battle+of+Pasir+Panjang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_faXzZfuDx8&feature=related

1942: Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra

1944: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java (Indonesia)

1971: Birth of Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noriko_Sakai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGnvc_C2ws0

1972: Birth of Hiroshi, Japanese comedian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_%28owarai%29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU-MftIFrk8

1985: Birth of Natsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natsume_Sano

On 13 February in Japan’s history

13 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 13, 2018

711 BC: Birth of Jimmu, 1st Japanese emperor, who died on April 9 586 BC, aged 126 (traditional dates)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jimmu

1219: Assassination of of Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun born on September 17, 1192
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Sanetomo

1964: Birth of Yamantaka Eye, Japanese musician (Boredoms)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamantaka_Eye

2008: Death of Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter, born on November 20 1915
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/14/movies/14ichikawa.html
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2008/feb/14/obituaries.japan

2013: Death of Yuko Tojo, Japanese right wing activist, born on May 20, 1939
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/02/16/national/tojos-granddaughter-yuko-dies-at-73/#.UvufK73LTmQ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuko_Tojo

On 12 February in Japan’s history

1895-02-12 Weihaiwei surrender

ON 12 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 12, 2018

1218: Birth of Kujo Yoritsune, the 4th sogun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan (1226-1244) who died on September 1, 1256
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kujo_Yoritsune

1593: During the Japanese invasion of Korea, approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju
http://www.samuelhawley.com/imjinarticle2.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Haengju

1895: End of the 23 day siege of Weihaiwei (China) by the Japanese. The sino-japanese war is over
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34H6639H12255.html
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34H6639H12256.html
http://sinojapanesewar.com/letter.htm

1895-02-12 Weihaiwei surrender

1904: The Chinese government announced strict neutrality in the Russo-Japanese War
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1038.html

1920: Birth of Yoshiko Ōtaka, Chinese-Japanese actress, singer, and politician who died on September 7, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshiko_Yamaguchi
http://www.japansociety.org.uk/29953/my-life-as-li-xianglan/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeHIONL4cJY

1988: Birth of Nana Eikura, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_Eikura

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQrVD5_td4s

1996: Death of Japanese novelist Ryotaro Shiba, born on August 7, 1923
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Ry%C5%8Dtar%C5%8D_Shiba

Shiba Ryotaro