WARS, CONFLICS AND STRATEGY ON 27 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on September 27, 2018
1938: The League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China
1940: The Tripartite pact is signed by Germany, Italy and Japan. Saburo Kurusu is the Japanese representative
1942: Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River
1945: General MacArthur and Japanese emperor Hirohito meet for the first time
1967: Against the Vietnam War, an advertisement headed « A Call To Resist Illegitimate Authority, » signed by over 320 influential people appears in the New Republic and the New York Review of Books, asking for funds to help youths resist the draft
1977: Important speech of Prime Minister Pol Pot showing a full alignment of Kampuchea with China
1996: In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah
2002: East Timor is admitted to United Nations
2004: North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon announced that North Korea had turned plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into nuclear weapons. He also said that the weapons were to serve as a deterrent against increasing U.S. nuclear threats and to prevent nuclear war in northeast Asia
2012: China takes a bitter territorial dispute with Japan to the UN General Assembly, with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi accusing Tokyo of stealing disputed islands.
2012: Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda insists that there could be no compromise with China on the ownership of a disputed island chain and denounced attacks on Japanese interests.
2013: Japan will make no concessions on sovereignty over Pacific islets also claimed by China, but will not make any moves to escalate the situation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says. Taipei and Tokyo struck a fishing agreement in April covering the waters around the islands that has eased tensions