On 15 December in Japan’s history

ON 15 DECEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on December 15, 2018

1892 : Birth of Hakira Muto, Japanese Army commander, hanged on December 23, 1948 after Tokyo Trial
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46161733

Akira Muto

1914: Gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hojyo coal mine, Kyushu, Japan, 687 killed. This accident is the worst coal mine disaster in Japanese history

1918: Birth of Chihiro Iwasaki, Japanese painter and illustrator, who died on August 8, 1974
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihiro_Iwasaki
https://www.google.fr/search?q=chihiro+iwasaki&biw=1255&bih=550&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigmMWXv_PQAhXKnBoKHWStBNwQ_AUIBigB&dpr=1.53

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqFXEKCdkvw

1941: USS Swordfish SS-193 becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship

1942: The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse begins during the Guadalcanal campaign
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mount_Austen,_the_Galloping_Horse,_and_the_Sea_Horse

1945: General Douglas MacArthur, commander of the occupation forces, orders that Shinto be abolished as state religion of Japan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-orders-end-of-shinto-as-japanese-state-religion

1957: Birth of Yuichi Nagashima, Japanese actor
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=68750

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGjHeXIFs6g

2006: The Japanese government votes a law imposing the teaching of patriotism in schools, a taboo topic since 1945, and creates a Defense Ministry

2009: Japan’s prime minister delays until next year a decision on the controversial relocation of a US military base on the southern island of Okinawa. The dispute over the future of the Futenma air base has strained ties between the two allies
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912154113733804.html

2014: Banri Kaieda, who led the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) to its third consecutive thrashing at the polls, was among the casualties on a dreary night for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s main opponents. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/12/16/2003606845

2016 : Japan and Russia agree at a leaders’ summit to revive security talks and start discussing economic cooperation on disputed islands
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2054925/japans-shinzo-abe-and-russias-vladimir-putin-discuss-disputed
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161215_31/



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