On 12 December in Japan’s history

ON 12 DECEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on December 12, 2018

1903: Birth of Yasujiro Ozu, one of the most famous  Japanese film director, who died on December 12, 1963 (see below)
http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/great-directors/ozu/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasujir%C5%8D_Ozu
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0654868/

1929: Birth of Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician
http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/music-popular-and-jazz-biographies/toshiko-akiyoshi
https://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/toshiko-akiyoshi

1936: In what is called “Xi’an incident” the generalissimo of Republic  of China, Chiang Kai-shek, is arrested by general Zhang Xueliang who demands an  alliance with the Red Army to fight the Japanese invaders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an_incident
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11643.html
https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=242

1937: Japanese aircraft shell and sink US gunboat Panay on Yangzijiang  in China. (Japan will apologize and eventually paid US $2.2 million in  reparations)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panay_incident

1941: Fifty four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field,  Philippines. Jesus Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off;  Cesar Basa, Philippine Air Force and World War II hero is killed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Villamor

1941: After the December 8 Japanese attack on the Philippines, American  aircraft being entirely destroyed on the ground, lacking air cover, the  American Asiatic Fleet in the Philippines withdrew to Java

1941: USMC F4F “Wildcats” sink the first 4 major Japanese  ships off Wake Island

1941: India declares war on Japan

1963: Birth of Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and  singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Orikasa

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

1963: Despite December 6 call from Soviet Union to appease the  contraversy, the People’s Daily accuses the Soviet of betraying Marxism

1963: Death of Yusujiro Ozu, Japanese film director, born on December 12, 1903 (see above)
https://thebiography.us/en/ozu-yasujiro

1966: Birth of Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=10944

1967: Birth of Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuzo_Koshiro

1967: Birth of Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takenobu_Mitsuyoshi


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwLLwpRfl-8

1968: Japanese writer Kawabata Yasunari receives the Nobel Prize for  Literature
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1968/kawabata-bio.html
http://neojaponisme.com/2008/04/11/kawabata-mishima-the-nobel-prize/
https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1968/kawabata-speech.html

1982: Birth of Ai Kato, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Kato
http://www.ttal-manga.com/image/Wallpaper/ai-kato-9320.html

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

1996: Birth of  Karen Miyama, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Miyama



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