ON 19 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY
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Updated on August 19, 2019
1914: Birth of Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer who died on October 15, 1955
1965: Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa
1972: Birth of Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer
2012: Anti-Japanese protests spread across China over the weekend, and the landing of Japanese activists on a disputed island on Sunday sharply intensified tensions between the two countries.