ON 3 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY
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Updated on October 3, 2019
1804: Birth of Townsend Harris, 1st U.S. Consul to Japan who died in 1878
1899: Birth of the Yamaguchi Kayo, Japanese painter, who died on March 3, 1984
1938: Birth of Michiko Hamamura, Japanese actress
1943: Japanese organize “Giyugun” (local defense forces) for Sumatra and Java. The force for Java is called PETA (Pembela Tanah Air)
1956: Birth of Toshihiro Hirano, Japanese film director
1957: Birth of Tomoko Hoshino, Japanese actress
1969: Birth of Japanese musician Tetsuya Ogawa
1997: In Japan, an experimental magnetically levited train, the MLX01, set a world record when it reached 279 mph on a test track (the best record will be on December 2, 2003 with 361 mph (581 km/h)
1999: Death of Akio Morita, co-founder of Sony Corp
2012: Chinese government ships entered territorial waters off disputed Tokyo-controlled islands for the second straight day, Japanese coastguards said.
2013: The United States and Japan agree to boost regional military surveillance amid territorial tensions with China and nuclear and missile threats from North Korea. Defense officials also welcomed Japan playing a larger role in its own national defense.
2016: Japanese microbiologist Yoshinori Ohsumi wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his work on cell autophagy, a process that helps the body remove unwanted proteins