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On 14 August in Japan’s history


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Updated on August 14, 2019

1183: Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan

1204: Death of Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (1002-1203)

1281: During Kublai Khan’s 2nd Invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan

1297: Birth of Emperor Hanazono, 95th Japanese Emperor (1308-1318) who died on December 2, 1348

1573: Death of Saito Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord, born in 1548


1885: Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint

1900: In Beijing, the legation compound, besieged by the Boxer is freed by an international force including Japanese

1937: Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when 6 Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers are shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases

1945: In the afternoon, Japan’s surrender is made public

1945: By several agreements signed in Moscow, Soviet Union and China seal their Union against Japan and solve some question in Manchuria

1947: Birth of Jiro Taniguchi, Japanese mangaka

1965: Ratification by the South Korea National Assembly of the treaty signed with Japan on June 22

1979: Birth of Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director

2010: The lawmakers, from eight European right-wing parties, pay homage at Yasukuni shrine and joined a Shinto ritual at the shrine’s main sanctuary, as part of a series of events to mark the 65th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender

2015 : Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, express « profound grief » for the « immeasurable damage and suffering » the nation’s military caused before and during the Second World War, but emphasises that future generations should not have to keep saying sorry