On 23 December in Japan’s history

ON 23 DECEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on December 23, 2018

1575: Akiyama Nobutomo, born in 1531, Japanese warrior is hanged
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Akiyama_Nobutomo

1933: Birth of 125th Japanese Emperor Akihito, current emperor since January 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihito
http://www.nndb.com/people/711/000023642/ 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F_IwsmWW5E&NR=1&feature=fvwp

1941: After 15 days of fighting, Japanese Imperial Army occupies Wake Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wake_Island
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_wake_island.html
http://infamydecember1941.org/wake-island.html

1941: Japan begins assault on Rangoon Burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Rangoon_(1941%E2%80%931942)http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/burma_campaign_01.shtml
http://ww2today.com/23rd-december-1941-the-flying-tigers-confront-the-first-raid-on-rangoon-burma

1948: Japanese ex-Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and six others war time leaders are executed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-war-criminals-hanged-in-tokyo
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404706419.html

1958: Dedication of Tokyo Tower, the world’s highest self-supporting iron tower
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Tower

1971: Birth of Masayoshi Yamazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_Yamazaki


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

1988: Birth of Eri Kamei, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Kamei_Eri

 

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