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On 5 April in Japan’s history

ON 5 APRIL  IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on April 5, 2019

1288: Birth of Go-Fushimi, 93th emperor of Japan (1298-1301) who died on 17th May 1336. Don’t confuse with his father Fushimi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Fushimi

1609: The daimyo of the Satsuma clan in southern Kyushu completes his successful invasion of the Ryukyu kingdom in Okinawa and become a vassal of Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsuma_Domain

1908: In Korea, the Japanese Army reached the Yalu River as the Russians retreated

1942: Japanese Navy attacks Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100411/Plus/plus_26.html
http://www.lankalibrary.com/geo/japan4.htm
http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo7/no4/stuart-eng.asp
http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/hms_cornwall.htm

1942-06-05 HMS Cornwall

1945: Soviet Union denounces the Neutrality Pact signed with Japan
http://www.quora.com/What-were-the-relations-enjoyed-between-Japan-and-the-Soviet-Union-during-the-Second-World-War
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=199

1945: Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan, replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=255
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=292

1955: Birth of Akira Toriyama, Japanese manga artist
http://lambiek.net/artists/t/toriyama_akira.htm

1970: Birth of Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miho_Hatori

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TXwymUtqiA

1990: Birth of Haruma Miura, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruma_Miura

http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Miura_Haruma

1998: In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honsha and costing about $3.8 billion USD, opens to traffic, becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world
http://www.technologystudent.com/culture1/akashi1.htm

2009: North Korea launches its controversial Taepodong-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/06/world/asia/06korea.html?_r=1&ref=global-home
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/20094524010906839.html