On 20 September in Japan’s history

ON 20 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 20, 2018

1161: Birth of Emperor Takakura of Japan who died on January 30, 1181

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

1498: The 1498 Nankai earthquake generates a tsunami that washes away the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in. Since then the Buddha has sat in the open air.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1498_Nankai_earthquake
http://www.academia.edu/2397565/Assessing_the_impact_of_the_1498_Meio_earthquake_and_tsunami_along_the_Enshu-nada_coast_central_Japan_using_coastal_geology

Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in

1875: Ganghwa Island incident between Japanese and South Koreans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganghwa_Island_incident

1875-09-20-ganghwa-island-incident

1940: Birth of Taro Aso, 59th Japanese prime minister from September 24, 2008 to August 30, 2009
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6992661.stm

1944: Birth of Riku Rinkama, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0727684/

1971: Birth of Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masashi_Hamauzu

1976: Birth of Yui Horie, Japanese singer and actress
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=386

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VxbCcz0izc

1976: Birth of Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo_Hitoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M0tgTuqZZI

1977: Birth of Namie Amuro, Japanese singer
http://women.stareastasia.com/namie-amuro/
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/03/10/amuro-namie/

1980: Death of Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian, born on November 30, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanpei_Hayashiya

1983: Birth of Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuna_Ito

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_N8hB7CoPk

1991: Birth of Naruki Matsukawa, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Matsukawa_Naoruki

2006: Shinzo Abe becomes the 90th Prime minister of Japan with 339 votes on 475 in the Lower House and 136 on 240 in the Upper House
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200609/26/eng20060926_306490.html

2014: Death of Takako Doi, former head of the Japan Socialist Party and first female speaker of the Lower House, born on November 30, 1928
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/05/takako-doi
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/28/national/politics-diplomacy/sdps-doi-nations-first-female-leader-of-major-japanese-political-party-dies-at-85/#.Vf2e5DjAJjp
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/09/29/obituary-takako-doi-japans-first-female-lower-house-speaker/

 



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