On 23 February in Japan’s history

ON 23 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 23, 2019

1646: Birth of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, 5th shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Tokugawa_Tsunayoshi
http://www.sinister-designs.com/graphicarts/tsunayoshi.html

1865: Death by ritual suicide of Yamanami Keisuke, Japanese samurai, born in 1833
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Yamanami_Keisuke

Yamanami Keisuke

1872: Birth of Hiragushi Denchu, Japanese sculptor who died on December 30, 1979
http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/exhibit/2001/denchu/denchu_en.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirakushi_Dench%C5%AB

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-x9B-_ViWk

1904: Japan forces the Korean authorities to sign the « Korea-Japanese Agreement Letter » This letter permits Japan to use any facilities, at any time, on the Korean peninsula, to further its war strategies

1933: Japan starts invasion of China, north of the Great Wall

1942: A Japanese submarine shells an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California
http://www.independent.com/news/2012/mar/20/ellwood-bombing/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Ellwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u15zyjOa-A

1944: End of the Battle od Eniwetok Atoll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Eniwetok
http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-rare-and-classic-photos-from-eniwetok-atoll/#1
http://www.stamfordhistory.org/ww2_eniwetok.htm

1945: US Flag is rised on Iwo Jama
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/23/newsid_3564000/3564547.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-raise-the-flag-on-mt-suribachi
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/22/opinion/ben-ghiat-iwo-jima-anniversary/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHe9gCgQsos

1945: US Forces, under general Mac Arthur, enter in Manila (Philippines), starting a devastating intramurros battle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_the_Liberation_of_Manila

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDx2dvTYizk&feature=related

1945: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Baños internment camp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_at_Los_Ba%C3%B1os
http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-liberating-los-banos-internment-camp.htm

 

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

1946: General Tomoyuki Yamashita, born on November 8, 1885, « The Tiger of Malaya » is hanged
http://www.world-war-2.info/figures/tomoyuki-yamashita.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H6HxpbZijw

1960: Birth of Crown Prince Naruhito
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naruhito,_Crown_Prince_of_Japan

1986: Birth of Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese idol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuya_Kamenashi

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

2015: Japan’s crown prince warns of the need to remember World War II « correctly », in a rare foray into an ideological debate as nationalist politicians seek to downplay the country’s historic crimes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2964845/Japan-crown-prince-warns-correct-history.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/japanese-crown-prince-says-country-must-not-rewrite-history-of-ww2
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/23/japan-prince-history.html



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