On 16 August in Japan’s history

ON 16 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on August 16, 2019

1443: Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun, born on March 19, 1434
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshikatsu
http://www.japan-photo.de/e-yoshikatsu.htm

1904: Birth of Minoru Genda, Japanese military aviator and politician who died on August 15, 1989
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=99
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoru_Genda

1913: Tohoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tohoku University) admits its first female students

1945: Lt Gen Jonathan Wainwright, captured by the Japanese in the Philippines, is freed by Russian forces in Manchuria
 
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/senior-u-s-pow-is-released

1945: Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese admiral, born June 2, 1891, commits suicide
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=170

1945: After the Japanese capitulation, dissolution of the collaborationist government established by Wang Jingwei in Nanjing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reorganized_National_Government_of_the_Republic_of_China
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7968.html

2008: Death of Masanobu Fukuoka, Japanese farmer and author, born on February 2, 1913
https://f-masanobu.jp/en/about-masanobu-fukuoka/

 

Holidays and observances

Gozan no Okuribi (Kyoto, Japan)



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