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On 15 August in Japan’s history

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ON 15 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on August 15, 2019

1281: During the second Mongol invasion of Japan, the Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a “divine wind” for the second time in the Battle of Kōan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_K%C5%8Dan

1549: Saint Francis Xavier goes ashore at Kagoshima
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06233b.htm

1863: The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom by the bombardment of Kagoshima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bombardment_of_Kagoshima#encyclopedia

1865: Birth of Usui Mikao, founder of Reiki, who died on March 9, 1926
http://www.reiki.org/FAQ/HistoryOfReiki.html#usui

1869: The Japanese Meiji government establishes six new ministries including one for Shinto-Worship

1914: Japan gives ultimatum to Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japan-gives-ultimatum-to-germany
http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/tsingtau_kato.htm

1945: The Emperor recorded Imperial Rescript on Surrender is broadcasted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuon-hoso

1945-08-15 Radio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-japanese-emperor-speaks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/15/newsid_3581000/3581971.stm

 

1945: Suicide of Japanese War Minister General Korechika Anami
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/people_anami_korechika.html
http://www.generals.dk/general/Anami/Korechika/Japan.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7942840

1948: Birth of Japanese actress Bunjaku Han who died on November 5, 2002
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0359149/

1949: Death of Kanji Ishiwara, Japanese general, born on January 18, 1889
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2010/10/soldier-of-monarchy-kanji-ishiwara.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji_Ishiwara

1975: Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by a sitting prime minister of Japan on the anniversary of the end of World War II
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2321.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1330223.stm

1989: Death of Minoru Genda, Japanese general and politician, born on August 16, 1904
https://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/08/15/Minoru-Genda-Pearl-Harbor-attack-planner-dead-at-84/3700619156800/

2006: Japanese premier Junichiro Koizumi makes his annual pilgrim to Yasukumi sanctuary where are buried 2,500,000 Japanese warriors, including 14 war criminals, causing a diplomatic raw with China and Korea

2012: Japanese police arrests five Hong Kong activists who landed on disputed islands
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19264633


2013: Two Japanese cabinet ministers and dozens of lawmakers have visited the Yasukuni shrine on the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23695131
http://www.france24.com/en/20130815-japan-pm-shinzo-abe-skips-world-war-2-II-usual-remorse-reference-speech-anniversary-surrender-asia
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130815000234

2014: More than 80 politicians — including three cabinet ministers — went to the leafy Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stayed away, after a visit in December drew an angry reaction from Japan’s neighbours
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/426875/japanese-politicians-visit-controversial-war-shrine
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11036115/Japan-makes-peace-pledge-on-war-anniversary.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/15/japan-shinzo-abe-war-dead-offering-anger-china-south-korea

2015 : Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reflecting strong belief in peace, Emperor Akihito refers to ‘deep remorse’ over war