Japanese History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 859

  • 1945-09-09 Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-10-25 Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1946-01-01 Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
  • 1946-04-10 1st election for Japanese Parliament
  • 1946-04-29 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
  • 1946-06-03 International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
  • 1946-11-03 Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
  • 1946-12-21 Earthquake in South Japan, kills 1,086
  • 1947-05-03 Japan's post-war constitution goes into effect, granting universal suffrage, stripping Emperor Hirohito of all but symbolic power and outlawing Japan's right to make war

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947-05-07 General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1947-08-04 The Supreme Court of Japan is established.

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1948-11-12 Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • 1950-07-02 Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan, burns down
  • 1950-07-12 ILTF re-admit Germany & Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
  • 1950-08-23 West Germany & Japan readmitted to Intl Amateur Athletic Federation
  • 1950-08-29 International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952
  • 1950-09-04 Heavy typhoon strikes Japan, kills about 250
  • 1951-03-20 Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
  • 1951-04-19 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
  • 1951-07-31 Japan Airlines is established.

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1951-09-04 US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1951-09-08 Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries (SF)
  • 1951-11-13 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio & Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
  • 1952-03-20 Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate
  • 1952-04-28 St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan
  • 1952-06-12 USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
  • 1952-10-01 Liberal Party wins Japanese elections
  • 1953-04-20 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51
  • 1953-07-29 US bomber shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces in the Sea of Japan, north of Vladivostok
  • 1953-07-30 Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.
  • 1953-08-23 Braves' Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
  • 1953-09-27 Typhoon destroys one third of Nagoya, Japan
  • 1953-11-10 Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised)
  • 1953-11-25 Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan

Film release premierFilm Release

1954-04-26 "Seven Samurai", Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, is released

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 1954-09-26 Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
  • 1954-09-26 Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
  • 1954-11-07 US spy plane shot down North of Japan
  • 1954-12-07 Japanese government of Joshida resigns
  • 1955-03-18 I Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan
  • 1955-04-19 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22
  • 1955-08-07 Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan
  • 1955-10-20 Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan
  • 1956-01-01 A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, central Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people
  • 1956-05-01 A doctor in Japan reports an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system", marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-05-09 War Reparations and Peace Settlement between Philippines and Japan was finally signed at Malacañang Palace under Magsaysay administration.

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • 1956-12-18 Japan admitted to UN
  • 1957-07-28 Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
  • 1957-12-09 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
  • 1958-01-26 Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsized off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed.
  • 1959-05-20 Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship
  • 1959-06-22 Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to SF voyage
  • 1959-08-24 Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)
  • 1959-09-17 Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan & Korea
  • 1959-09-26 Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, causing the deaths of 4,580 people with 658 missing
  • 1960-01-18 US & Japan sign joint defense treaty

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1960-01-19 Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1960-03-28 Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals
  • 1960-06-16 President Eisenhower cancels trip to Japan
  • 1960-06-23 Japan signs security treaty with the US
  • 1960-07-18 Premier Kishi of Japan resigns
  • 1960-10-12 Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old. The camera was rolling at that time.
  • 1961-03-09 Mine cave-in in Japan, kills 72
  • 1961-08-15 Keiyo Road is specified as the first driveway in Japan.
  • 1961-12-03 Anton Geesink becomes 1st non-Japanese judo world champion
  • 1962-05-03 Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train & a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 1962-06-23 Larry Doby retires from Cleve Indians to play in Japan
  • 1962-08-30 Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
  • 1963-06-15 "Sukiyaki" sung by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, hits #1
  • 1963-07-26 The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
  • 1963-11-09 450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)
  • 1963-11-12 Train crash in Japan, kills 164
  • 1964-04-28 Japan joins the OECD
  • 1964-06-16 Quake strikes Niigata, Japan
  • 1964-07-21 Last Dutch whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
  • 1964-09-01 Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets)
  • 1964-10-23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1964-10-24 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
  • 1964-10-25 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • 1964-11-09 Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan
  • 1965-02-17 US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
  • 1965-04-19 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
  • 1965-06-01 Coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236
  • 1965-08-15 Japanese community of San Francisco holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues
  • 1966-02-04 All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
  • 1966-03-11 A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people.
  • 1966-04-19 70th Boston Marathon: Kenji Kimihara of Japan 1st man in 2:17:11 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:21:40
  • 1966-11-12 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
  • 1968-01-23 Spy ship USS Pueblo & 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by North Korea
  • 1968-03-27 Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in SF
  • 1968-05-16 Earthquake kills 47 in Japan

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

1968-06-26 Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US

  • 1968-12-10 Japan's biggest heist, the still-unsolved "300 million yen robbery", occurs in Tokyo.
  • 1969-04-15 North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea
  • 1969-04-21 73rd Boston Marathon: Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan 1st man in 2:13:49 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:22:46
  • 1970-02-11 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
  • 1970-03-15 Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan
  • 1970-05-06 Yuchiro Miura of Japan skis down Mt Everest
  • 1970-11-25 In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1971-01-20 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,110

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1962-09-04 Shinya Yamanaka, Japanese physician (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine), born in Osaka, Japan

Physician Shinya Yamanaka
Physician
Shinya Yamanaka
  • 1963-01-08 Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)
  • 1963-02-01 Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist
  • 1963-03-20 Manabu Suzuki, Japanese racing driver and broadcaster
  • 1963-03-26 Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
  • 1963-04-03 Tsuyoshi Sekito, Japanese composer
  • 1963-05-11 Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
  • 1963-05-29 Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1963-06-03 Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor
  • 1963-08-01 Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92), born in Ōmiya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1963-08-22 Thomas Ansberry, American long-distance runner
  • 1963-08-24 Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game director, born in Setagaya, Tokyo
  • 1963-09-08 Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian
  • 1963-10-04 Koji Ishikawa (children's book author and illustrator)Japanese children's author
  • 1963-10-12 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime director
  • 1963-11-03 Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
  • 1963-11-12 Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor
  • 1963-11-23 Mamoru Takuma, Japanese mass murderer and rapist (d. 2004)
  • 1963-12-08 Toshiaki Kawada, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1963-12-09 Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
  • 1963-12-12 Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1963-12-22 Luna H. Mitani, Japanese American surrealism painter
  • 1964-01-20 Kazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer
  • 1964-03-19 Yoko Kanno, Japanese composer
  • 1964-04-09 Soyo Oka, Japanese musician
  • 1964-04-28 Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
  • 1964-06-09 Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1964-07-24 Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • 1964-08-23 Yoshikazu Taru, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1964-09-03 Toshiyuki Sakai, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1964-09-15 Ryoko Kikuchi, Zama City, Kanagawa, Japanese cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11) and reporter
  • 1964-09-23 Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer (B'z)
  • 1964-10-01 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
  • 1964-10-18 Etsuko Inoue, Japan, tennis star
  • 1964-12-07 Tadao Uematsu, Japanese racing driver
  • 1965-01-09 Atsuo Kudo, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1965-02-02 Naoki Sano, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1965-02-17 Jim Bowie, Japanese/US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)
  • 1965-03-18 Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress
  • 1965-04-15 Soichi Noguchi, astronaut, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1965-04-17 Yoshiki Kuroda, Japanese urban planner
  • 1965-05-09 Ken Nomura, Japanese racing driver
  • 1965-05-13 Hikari Ota, Japanese comedian
  • 1965-05-24 Shinichiro Watanabe, Japanese anime director
  • 1965-07-18 Yugi Iga, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1965-08-05 Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese composer
  • 1965-08-06 Yuki Kajiura, Japanese composer
  • 1965-08-11 Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • 1965-08-13 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer
  • 1965-08-18 Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer
  • 1965-09-17 Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer
  • 1965-09-27 Ricky Fuji, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1965-10-10 Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan)
  • 1965-11-04 Tomoaki Ishizuka "Pata", Japanese musician
  • 1965-11-18 Matt Kabayama, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1965-11-20 Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Tateyama
  • 1965-11-29 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese musician (d. 1992)
  • 1965-11-30 Prince Akishino of Japan
  • 1965-12-16 Brent Franklin, Barrie Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Japan Open-2nd)
  • 1966-04-03 Mina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • 1966-06-13 Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
  • 1966-06-19 Joichi Ito, Japanese entrepreneur
  • 1966-07-28 Shikao Suga, Japanese singer/songwriter
  • 1966-09-11 Princess Akishino, Japanese Imperial Family
  • 1966-09-19 Yoshihiro Takayama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1966-10-26 Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
  • 1966-12-02 Jinsei Shinzaki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1966-12-07 Shinichi Itoh, Japanese motorcycle racer
  • 1966-12-12 Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor
  • 1966-12-18 Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
  • 1967-02-06 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (d. 2007)
  • 1967-03-07 Ai Yazawa, Japanese mangaka

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