On 3 January in Japan’s history

ON 3 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S  HISTORY

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Updated on January 3, 2019

1196: Birth of Tsuchimikado, 83rd Japanese Emperor (1198-1210) who died in November 1231. Not to be confused with Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado (1442-1500)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Tsuchimikado

1836: Birth of Sakamoto Ryoma, a Japanese revolutionary against the shogunat system who was assassinated in November 1867
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/89.html

1868: Young Mutsuhito becomes Japanese Emperor. Meiji Restoration puts an end to the shogunate and gives back power to the Emperor
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/03/day-japan-overthrows-last-shogun-enters-modern-era-full-steam/
http://www.artelino.com/articles/emperor_meiji.asp
http://www.jref.com/glossary/meiji_restoration.shtml
http://www.jref.com/glossary/meiji_mutsuhito_emperor.shtml

1942: Japanese take Sabah, in Borneo island (now in Indonesia)

1945: Allies land on west coast of Burma and conquer Akyab
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/London_Gazette/Burma_January_to_June_1943/html/part_ii.htm

1945-01-03 Akyab

1945: US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa as Gen. Douglas MacArthur is placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and Adm. Chester Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. naval forces
https://warriorgirl3.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/today-in-history-1945-macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands/
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macarthur-and-nimitz-given-new-commands

1977: Birth of Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyu)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayumi_Iizuka
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=522

2003: The renting of small islets to private individuals in the Senkaku archipelago causes protests from Beijing and Taipei who claim sovereignty on this place named Diaoyudai by the Chinese

2009: Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician, born on September 2, 1969, commits suicide
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2009/01/05/national/disgraced-dpj-member-dies-in-apparent-suicide/#.UsWjC7TkyGQ
http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Hisayasu-Nagata
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisayasu_Nagata



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