On 16 May in Japan’s history

ON 16 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 16, 2019

1898: Birth of Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director and screenwriter, who died on August 24, 1956
http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/22/mizoguchi.html

1910: Birth of Higashifushimi Kunihide, Japanese monk and educator who died on January 1,  2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higashifushimi_Kunihide

1975: Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountain-climber, is the first female to reach the summit of Mount Everest, born on 23 May 1939
http://www.everesthistory.com/tabei.htm

1985: Birth of Okura Tadayoshi, Japanese singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Okura_Tadayoshi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLLCAkF6pAo

1995: Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo’s subways two months earlier
http://articles.latimes.com/1995-05-16/news/mn-2520_1_shoko-asahara
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1957&dat=19950516&id=6BQxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=T-AFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2501,3722032&hl=fr

2009: Japan’s opposition Democratic Party chooses Yukio Hatoyama, the grandson of a former prime minister, as leader ahead of elections later this year
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8053175.stm



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