On 31 January in Japan’s history

ON 31 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on January 31, 2019

1398: Death of Emperor Suko (1348-1351), born on May 25, 1334
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Suko

1530: Birth of Japanese daimyo Otomo Sorin who died on June 11, 1587
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ctomo_S%C5%8Drin
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Otomo_Sorin

1543: Birth of Tokugawa Ieyasu, shogun of Japan, who died on June 1, 1616
http://www.samurai-archives.com/ieyasu.html

1935: Birth of Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese writer, Nobel Laureate 1994
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1994/oe-bio.html

Kenzaburo Oe

1942: Allied forces defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya retreat to the island of Singapore
http://www.historyanimated.com/Malaysia.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Campaign

1942-01-31 Fin Campagne

1943: Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan

1944: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kwajalein
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-kwajalein
http://www.historyanimated.com/MarshallsPage.html

1945: End of the Battle of Hill 170 (or Battle of Kangaw) during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Arakan Peninsula
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hill_170
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0ahUKEwjg-6OugtLKAhWMCBoKHUECBLAQFggyMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fireandfury.com%2Fscenarios%2Fhill170.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGeu6Fj04BVFB9hvXG53wSfo6j0eA&sig2=V94W3MCTxVOsG9YhYUl4mw
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/stories/burma-and-the-battle-of-kangaw/

1945-01-31 Battle of Hill 101

1948: Birth of Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muneo_Suzuki

1977: Birth of Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shingo_Katori

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

1990: Birth of Kota Yabu, Japanese actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kota_Yabu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QSPx8aE0qQ

1996: Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Hyakutake
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/comets/3304291.html?page=1&c=y

2009: The power broker for the Japanese governing party, Ichiro Ozawa, is indicted for misreporting political funds
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/world/asia/01japan.html?ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12322866

2015: An online video is released, purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31075769
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/islamic-state-group-beheads-japanese-journalist-video-article-1.2098903

 



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