On 11 February in Japan’s history

ON 11 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 11, 2019

660 BC: Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu, legendary born in January 711 BC and who who, according to the legend, died in March 585 BC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Jimmu

1160: Death of Minamoto no Yoshitomo, a Japanese general, born in 1123
http://www.samurai-archives.com/mny.html

1883: Birth of Kobayashi Kokei, Japanese painter who died on April 3, 1957
https://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en/archives/collection/kobayashi_kokei
http://www.google.fr/search?q=kobayashi+kokei&nord=1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=-PL4Up_AFKne7Aab3IGgAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=650

1889: The Meiji constitution is adopted and will come into effect at the end of November
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_constitution

1900: Birth of Josei Toda, Japanese educator, who has been the second president of Buddhist sect Soka Gakkai and died in 1958
http://www.joseitoda.org/
http://www.joseitoda.org/chronology/early

1932: Japanese troops bombed 19 U.S. Marines. Afterwards, the Japanese apologize for it, as the bombing was meant to target the Chinese and not the Americans

1942: In Singapore, battle of Bukit Timah, won by the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bukit_Timah
http://historycontroversy.blogspot.fr/2007/11/battle-for-bukit-timah-in-context.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gZBJ1dB55s

1947: Birth of Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikko_Matsuok

1947: Birth of Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese politician, 60th Prime Minister of Japan (2009-2010)http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-HatoyamYk.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1892.html

1954: Birth of Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noriyuki_Asakura

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4PwJPzbu4s

1970: Japan launches Ohsumi, its first satellite, and it had made a complete revolution around the earth. This achievement made Japan the worlds “fourth space power”, after the Soviet Union (1957), the United States (1958), and France (1965)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-worlds-fourth-space-power
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/whyutokyo/hongo_hi_009.html

1982: Death of Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor, born on March 12, 1905
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793766/bio

2017: Death of Jiro Taniguchi, a legend in Japan’s comic art of manga
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2070169/jiro-taniguchi-japanese-manga-visionary-who-bridged-two-worlds

 

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