On 24 January in Japan’s history

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ON 24 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on January 24, 2019

1911: Japanese anarchist Shūsui Kōtoku is hanged for treason in a case now considered a miscarriage of justice.
http://www.executedtoday.com/2011/01/24/1911-shusui-kotoku-and-ten-other-anarchists/

1942: Japanese take Balikpapan (East Borneo) in spite of a strong Dutch and U.S. attack
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Balikpapan_(1942)
http://www.microworks.net/pacific/battles/balikpapan.htm

1956: Birth of Masashi Yamamoto, Japanese director, actor and writer
http://asianmediawiki.com/Masashi_Yamamoto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masashi_Yamamoto

1964: Birth of Houka Kinoshita, Japanese actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Houka_Kinoshita

1972: Japanese sergeant Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of world War II
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-soldier-found-hiding-on-guam
http://www.guampedia.com/wwii-sgt-shoichi-yokoi-last-straggler-on-guam/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoichi_Yokoi

1972-01-24 shoichi-yokoi

1972: Birth of Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naoshi_Mizuta
http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Naoshi_Mizuta

1977: Birth of Kensuke Kita, Japanese guitarist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensuke_Kita

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4QEzaPCS6Q&feature=related

1990: Birth of Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Abe

1990: Japan launches the first probe to be sent to the Moon since 1976. A small satellite is placed in lunar orbit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiten

1998: The movie Hana-bi, by Takeshi Kitano, that won the Golden Lion award in Venice, is released in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hana-bi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_Kitano

2017: The Japanese defence ministry’s first communications satellite is successfully placed in orbit, as part of the country’s efforts to upgrade the Self-Defence Forces’ (SDF) communications network to better deal with security challenges
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2064980/new-arms-race-japans-defence-ministry-launch-first-ever



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