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On 18 August in Japan’s history

ON 18 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on August 18, 2019

1541: A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture)

1858: After the US, Netherlands and Japan sign trade agreement
http://www.ndl.go.jp/nichiran/e/s1/s1_4.html

1909: Tokyo mayor Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukio_Ozaki

1945: Soviet forces start to occupy Kuril Islands

1965: Birth of Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dji_Kikkawa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL2iQGpCTEw

1982: Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation

1992: Birth of Riko Narumi, Japanese actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Narumi_Riko