On 31 March in Japan’s history

1854-03-31 Treaty of Kanagawa

ON 31 MARCH IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 31, 2019

1074: Death of Yorimichi Fujiwara of Japanese regent, born in 992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwara_no_Yorimichi

1536: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshiteru, 13th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate (1546-1565) who died in June 1565
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Ashikaga_Yoshiteru

1854: The commodore Perry and the shogun sign the Convention of Kanagawa opening the Japanese ports of Shimodo and Hakodate to US trade. It will be ratified on February 21, 1855
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Kanagawa
https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured-documents/treaty-of-kanagawa

1854-03-31 Treaty of Kanagawa

1906: Birth of Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese Nobel Prize in Physics (1965) who died in July 1979
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1965/tomonaga-bio.html

Sin-Itiro Tomonaga

1915: Birth of Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese sergent discovered in the jungles of Guam 28 years after the war, who died on September 22, 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoichi_Yokoi

1932: Birth of Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director, who died on January 15, 2013
http://www.sensesofcinema.com/2004/great-directors/oshima/

1936: Birth of Dokumamushi Sandayu, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1029098/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanday%C5%AB_Dokumamushi

1938: Birth of Michiko Nomura, Japanese voice actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=4633

1942: Japanese forces invade Christmas Island, then a British possession
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Christmas_Island
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/revolt-on-christmas-island-20120313-1uy5q.html

1944: Japanese Navy Marshal Mineichi Koga dies in the crash of his plane
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineichi_Koga

1970: Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb
http://www.onthisdeity.com/31st-march-1970-%E2%80%93%C2%A0the-yodo-go-hijack/
http://www.hawaiilibrary.net/articles/japan_airlines_flight_351 

1977: Birth of Toshiya, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiya_(musician)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZZTOe4LZJQ

1980: Birth of Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maaya_Sakamoto
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=527

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-C9gjmhtxw

2014: United Nations judges order Japan to end whale hunts in the Antarctic after dismissing Japanese arguments that the hunting was carried out for scientific research purposes
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/10734305/UN-orders-Japan-to-halt-whaling-in-the-Antarctic.html
http://www.euronews.com/2014/03/31/un-court-bans-japanese-whaling-in-antarctic/



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