ON 31 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY
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Updated on 31 May 2019
1408: Death of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, 3th shogun (1368-1394) of the Ashikaga shogunate. Born on September 25, 1358
1835: Birth of Hijikata Toshizo, deputy military leader of Shinsengumi, who resisted to the Meiji Restoration, and died in a battle on June 20, 1869
1942: Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.