ON 6 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY
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Updated on January 6, 2019
1393: Death of Japanese Emperor Go En’yu (1371-1382), born in January 1359
1725: Death of Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Japanese dramatist, born in 1653
1942: Japanese take Brunei and first Japanese air raid on Ambon
1981: Birth of Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
2014: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to explain to leaders in China and South Korea about his visits to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which honors the country’s war dead.