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On 7 December in Japan’s history

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ON 7 DECEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on December 7, 2019

1561: Birth of Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician, who died on October 22, 1625
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikkawa_Hiroie


1941: The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii leaving 1,500 people died

1941-12-07-japan-opens-war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/7/newsid_3494000/3494108.stm
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec07.html
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor
http://history1900s.about.com/od/photographs/tp/pearlharborpictures.htm?utm_content=20151209&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_asianhistory&utm_term=list_asianhistory

1946: Death of Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress and dancer, born on July 18, 1871
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sada_Yacco
https://fr.pinterest.com/nilsharning/madame-sadayakko-sada-yacco-or-kawakami-sadayakko/

1954: Shigeru Yoshida, five times prime minister of Japan, resigns. He will be replaced on 10 December by Ichiro Hatoyama
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/27503428
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Yoshida

1978: Resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda. Masayoshi Ohira succeeds him
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_%C5%8Chira

1979: Birth of Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayako_Fujitani
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297858/

1991: Birth of Dori Sakurada, Japanese actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Dori_Sakurada

On 26 November in Japan’s history

ON 26 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 26, 2019

1288: Birth of Go-Daigo, 96th Japanese emperor (1318-1339)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Daigo

1937: The last defence line, the Xicheng Line of Shanghai, besieged since August 13, is taken by the Japanese
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=85
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1937-11 Shanghai North station

1941: Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-task-force-leaves-for-pearl-harbor

1980: Birth of Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Ohno
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste_1492.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP5OQg8wc64

1982: Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=191&dat=19821123&id=83NaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=my4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5023,5569337

1982-11-27 Nakasone

1988: Birth of Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yumi_Kobayashi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McQcYZjqdkI&feature=related

1998: Japan and China  sign a Joint declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation  for Peace and Development
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/visit98/joint.html
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sato_01.pdf

2005: Death of Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer, born on April 2, 1951
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takanori_Arisawa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOgrf_qLf0

2015 : Death of screen legend Setsuko Hara, who starred in several films by internationally acclaimed director Yasujiro Ozu before stunning the Japanese movie world by retiring at age 42. She was 95
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/11/26/films/mysterious-japanese-screen-legend-setsuko-hara-dies-95/#.WDhp2-RSNC8
https://article.wn.com/view/2015/11/26/Legendary_actress_Setsuko_Hara_dies_at_95/
http://www.avclub.com/article/rip-setsuko-hara-japanese-screen-legend-228968

setsuko-hara

 

On 3 November in Japan’s history

ON 3 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 3, 2019

1852: Birth of Japanese emperor Mutsuhito (Meiji) from 1867 to his death on July 30, 1912
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Emperor_Meiji

1852-11-03 Birth of Mutsuhito

1923: Birth of Yamaguchi Hitomi, Japanese novelist and essayist who died on August 30, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaguchi_Hitomi

1924: Birth of Toyoko Yamazaki, Japanese writer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1212056/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyoko_Yamasaki

1928: Birth of Osamu Tezuka, Japanese film writer and mangaka, who died on February 1989
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0856804/
http://manga.about.com/od/mangaartistswriters/p/o_tezuka.htm

0samu Tezuka

1929: Korean students, in the Gwangju incident, launch their antijapanese movement
http://gsim.gen.go.kr/en/?page=0204
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Student_Independence_Movement

1929-11-03 Gwangju students incident

1938: Birth of Akira Kobayashi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kobayashi
http://vimeo.com/13674184

1941: The Combine Japanese Fleet receive Top-Secret Order No. 1: In 34 days time, Pearl Harbor is to be bombed, along with Mayala, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-order-is-given-bomb-pearl-harbor

1942: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koli_Point_action

1946: Japanese emperor Hirohito loses all his power for an elected assembly as a new constitution is adopted
http://www.solon.org/Constitutions/Japan/English/english-Constitution.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675041219_Douglas-MacArthur_Allied-Control-Council_camera-men-taking-photographs_speech

1948: Birth of Akira Emoto, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0256628/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Emoto_Akira

Akira Emoto

1948: Birth of Takashi Kawamura, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Kawamura_(politician)

1954: The first in  the Godzilla series of films is released in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla

1955: Birth of Yukihito Tsutsumi, Japanese film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1066739/
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Yukihiko_Tsutsumi

1984: Birth of Ryo Nishikido, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nishikido_Ryo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryo_Nishikido

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHTJAZ8qfPE

On 2 November in Japan’s history

ON 2 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

Updated on November 2, 2019

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1868: Birth of Japanese painter Yokoyama Taikan who died on February 26, 1958
http://ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/346.html?c=15
http://jyuluck-do.com/profile_yokoyama_taikan.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Yokoyama+Taikan&nord=1&biw=1366&bih=628&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=DEdVVKmkLcWdPejOgIgN&ved=0CCAQsAQ

1890: Birth of Kunio Kishida, Japanese writer who died on March 5, 1954
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunio_Kishida
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6617414

1917: By the Lansing-Ishii agreement, the USA recognize the “special interests” of Japan in China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lansing%E2%80%93Ishii_Agreement
http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/hist/eia/documents_archive/lansing-ishii.php

1917-11-02 Ishii Kikujiro

1942: Death of Hakushu Kitahara, Japanese writer, born on January 25, 1885
http://simplyhaiku.com/SHv4n1/reviews/Fukasawa.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakush%C5%AB_Kitahara

1945: Birth of Mitsuo Yanagimachi, film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945847/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsuo_Yanagimachi

1957: Birth of Ryosuke Miki, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1107026/
http://asianmediawiki.com/Ryosuke_Miki

1976: Birth of Kumi Sakuma, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0757286/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=518

1982: Birth of Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoko_Fukada


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x53csu_kyoko-fukada_shortfilms”

2007: Deadline of the Japanese support, in the Indian Ocean, to the  international forces against international terrorism

2010: Japan recalls its ambassador to Moscow, heightening a long-standing row with Russia over four remote Pacific islands following a visit there by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/nov/02/japan-recall-ambassador-medvedev-dispute
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Japan-recalls-its-ambassador-in-Moscow-after-Medvedev-visits-Kuril-Islands–19879.html

2013: The foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Russia agre to cooperate in fighting terrorism and piracy as the neighbours, still at odds over territorial woes, held an unprecedented security dialogue. http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/02/japan-and-russia-hold-highest-level-meeting-in-years/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/11/02/national/japan-russia-to-ok-asia-security-cooperation-at-inaugural-two-plus-two-meet/#.UnVj-svLTmR

 

On 1st November in Japan’s history

ON NOVEMBER 1 IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 1, 2019

1886: Birth of Sakutaro Hagiwara, Japanese writer of free-style verse who died on May 11, 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakutar%C5%8D_Hagiwara
https://www.poemhunter.com/sakutaro-hagiwara/biography/

sakutaro-hagiwara

1931: Birth of Shunsuke Kikuchi, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunsuke_Kikuchi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhwCsvN3D24

1936: Birth of Katsuhisa Hattori, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katsuhisa_Hattori
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=9983

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTM3OPfHAsw

1936: Birth of Shizuka Kamei, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shizuka_Kamei
 
1942: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces  attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matanikau_Offensive

1943: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on in the Solomon Islands. In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul
http://www.combinedfleet.com/btl_eab.htm

1943-11-01 Battle of Empress Augusta Bay
1959: Birth of Eriko Hara, Japanese voice actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0361662/

2010: Russian president’s visit to disputed islands draws protests from Japan, which says they are part of Japanese territory
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/11/201011111444517118.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11664434

 

On 31 October in Japan’s history

ON 31 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 31, 2019

1760: Birth of Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, who died on May 10, 1849
http://www.katsushikahokusai.org/
http://www.andreas.com/hokusai.html
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/hokusai_katsushika.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Katsushika+Hokusai&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&biw=1366&bih=594&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&ei=dbWtTtCUC6je4QS6idnWDg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CDAQ_AUoAQ

1806: Death of Utamaro Kitagawa, Japanese painter, born in1753
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utamaro
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Utamaro+Kitagawa&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Dp2NULDVMYyHhQfzhoGYDQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=500

1817: Ayahito (Ninko), 120th Japanese Emperor is enthroned. He will die on 21 February 1846
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ninko_of_Japan

1874: Engagement between Japan and China respecting Formosa (Taiwan) after a Japanese military intervention on Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/1874treaty.htm

 1929: Birth of Yoshiki Iwama, Japanese screenwriter who died on June 13, 1999
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0412534/

1929: Birth of Fumio Watanabe, Japanese actor, who died on August 4, 2004
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913796/

1949: Birth of Kenichi Kato, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441369/

1953: The movie “Gate of Hell” (Jigokumon), Palme d’Or award at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival, is released in Japan
http://hkmoviesarebest-areyouserious.blogspot.com/2008/04/jigokumon-gate-of-hell.html

1990: Death of Aya Koda, Japanese writer, born on September 1, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_K%C5%8Dda

2000: Death of Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician, born on April 7, 1981)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuki_Watanabe_(musician)

2008: Gen Toshio Tamogami, head of the Japanese air force is sacked after saying in an essay that the country was not an aggressor in World War II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7702374.stm

2012: Firebrand Japanese conservative Shintaro Ishihara, who resigned as governor of Tokyo, has become the leader of a small right-leaning party whose lawmakers have an average age of 73.5
http://english.sina.com/world/p/2012/1113/526180.html
http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?page=article_impr&id_article=26775

2015 : Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto’s new national party holds its inaugural ceremony with 18 Diet members from the embattled Japan Innovation Party
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/01/national/politics-diplomacy/hashimoto-matsui-launch-new-national-party-focused-osaka/#.WBY_KuRSNC8

2017: Japan’s Democratic Party taps Upper House member Kohei Otsuka as new party president
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/31/national/politics-diplomacy/dp-taps-upper-house-member-kohei-otsuka-new-party-president/#.Wfi4ZGjWw2w
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yukio-edano-stands-up-as-the-leader-of-japans-biggest-opposition

 

On 29 October in Japan’s history

ON 29 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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 Updated on October 29, 2019

1935: Birth of Takahata Isao, animated film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isao_Takahata

1936: Birth of Akiko Kojima, Japanese model, first Asian Miss Universe 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akiko_Kojima

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

1953: Non official trade agreement between China and Japan. By the way, 25,000 Japanese citizens held in China return to home

1954: Birth of Tomoko Ai, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0014420/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_of_Mechagodzilla


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t71P_aDTzzA

1956: Birth of Etsuko Shihomi, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793399/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QdFUbhfAeA

1965: Birth of Masahiro Takashima, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masahiro_Takashima
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847392/
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.912.htm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVsvXG0_1zM

1977: Death of Maeda Seison, Japanese painter, born on January 27, 1885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maeda_Seison
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Maeda+Seison&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IUKMUKyBM4jJhAeHqoDoDg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=500

1978: Birth of Kumiko Higa, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1321017/
http://www.animenfo.com/animeseiyuu,434,tkxdxg,higa_kumiko.html

kumiko Higa

1987: Birth of Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Ogawa_Makoto

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

2001: In Japan, for the first time since 1945, the Japanese diet approves a law which authorizes the sending of Japanese forces out of the archipelago to fight international terrorism

On 28 October in Japan’s history

ON 28 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 28, 2019

1707: The Hōei earthquake  causes more than 5,000 deaths in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū, Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1707_H%C5%8Dei_earthquake

1837: Birth of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japan’s last shogun, who died on  November 22, 1913
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Yoshinobu
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Yoshinobu_Tokugawa.html

1860: Birth of Jigoro Kano, founder of  judo Kodokan who died on May 4, 1938
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigoro_Kano

1891: A quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan, killing 7,300
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1891_Mino%E2%80%93Owari_earthquake

1928: Birth of Yoko Sugi, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0837476/

1982 : Birth of Yukari Fukui, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0298009/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=440

1982 : Birth of Mai Kuraki, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mai_Kuraki

1983 : Birth of Shio Mizubara, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1847116/

On 26 October in Japan’s history

ON 26 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 26, 2019

1184: In Japan, Battle of Kojima in which Minamoto no Noriyori, with his cavalry attacks a Taira force fleeing by boat towards Shikoku
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kojima

1597: Battle of Myong-yang, a naval Battle of the War Imjin opposing the Japanese and Korean navy, won by Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Myeongnyang

1633: Death of Horio Tadaharu, Japanese warlord
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Horio_Tadaharu

1909: Assassination of Prince Hirobumi Ito by an Korean independence  militant
http://www.historycentral.com/asia/PrinceItoAssassinated.html
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP19091027.2.57
https://www.oldtokyo.com/prince-ito-state-funeral-1909/

Ito Hirobumi

1909-10-26 Hirobumi Ito

1919: Death of Akashi Motojiro, Japanese general, born on September 1, 1864
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/221.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akashi_Motojiro

1920: End of the Battle of Chingshanli between Japanese and  Korean
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Chingshanli

1927: Death of Jūkichi Yagi, Japanese poet, born on February 9, 1898
http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poet/item/13206/31/Jkichi-Yagi
http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=J%C5%ABkichi%20Yagi

1937: During the sino-japanese war, the strong Nianziguan pass (in the Great Wall) falls to the Japanese

1940: Japan and the Netherlands issue a joint declaration that the  Indies will not be part of the “Co-Prosperity Sphere”

1942: The last U.S. carrier manufactured before America’s entry into  World War II, the Hornet, is damaged so extensively by Japanese war planes in  the Battle of Santa Cruz that it must be abandoned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-united-states-loses-the-hornet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Santa_Cruz_Islands

1944: After four days of furious fighting, the World War II Battle of  Leyte Gulf, the largest air-naval battle in history, ends with a decisive  American victory over the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9_fvCKFyQY

1960: Death of Japanese general Toshizo Nishio, born on October 31, 1891
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiz%C5%8D_Nishio
http://www.getty-images.com/detail/video/general-toshizo-nishio-receives-a-hero%C3%ADs-welcome-at-tokyo-news-footage/505358439

1966: Birth of  Masaharu Iwata,  Japanese composer
http://www.rpgfan.com/features/iwata-interview/index.html

1972: Birth of Miwako Kawai, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0442773/
http://www.allmovie.com/work/the-pillow-book-136354

Miwako Kawai

1974: Birth of Lisa, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LISA_(Japanese_musician,_born_1974

2001: As a reward for their help in the fight against terrorism, Tokyo leaves all the applied sanctions on India and Pakistan after their  nuclear 1998 tests

 

On 25 October in Japan’s history

ON 25 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S  HISTORY

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Updated on October 25, 2019

1889: Kuroda Kiyotaka, second prime minister of Japan resigns. He will be succeeded by Yamagata Arimoto
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/71.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamagata_Aritomo

1894: After crossing the Yalu River, the Japanese forces invade Manchuria

1902: Birth of Mitsuo Miura, cinematograph, who died on October 24, 1956
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0594243/

Mitsuo Miura

1921: Birth of Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Japanese film producer, who died on September 20, 2000
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0865807/
http://studioghibli.wikia.com/wiki/Yasuyoshi_Tokuma

Yasuyoshi Tokuma

1936: Birth of Masako Nozawa, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masako_Nozawa

Masako Nozawa 2

1944: First kamikaze attack of the war begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-kamikaze-attack-of-the-war-begins

1944: In the Battle of Cape Engano (Philippines), 4 Japanese aircraft carriers are sunk
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_cape_engano.html
https://afatherswarstorynevertold.wordpress.com/tag/battle-of-cape-engano/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1YurY6x250

1944: Battle of of Surigao Strait concludes by Japanese fleet defeat
http://ww2db.com/surigao/
http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/articles/battleofsurigaostrait.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hawkeye7/Sandbox3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3sCYEVFRMI

1945: The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan’s surrender to general Chen Yi in the name of the Allies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrocession_Day

1945-10-25 Japanese surrender

1947: Birth of Shinya Owada, Japanese actor
http://asianmediawiki.com/Shinya_Owada

1951: San Francisco treaty, signed on September 8, is ratified by Japan

1955: Death of Sadako Sasaki, victim of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing
http://deathaday.blogspot.com/2007/10/thousand-cranes-sadako-sasaki.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki

1964: Japanese prime minister Hayato Ideka resigns for « health reason »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayato_Ikeda

1971: Birth of  Midori Goto, Japanese violinist
http://www.gotomidori.com/


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

2012: Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara quits to form new party
http://asiancorrespondent.com/91185/brash-tokyo-governor-quits-to-form-political-party/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20078481