Japanese History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 859 of 859

  • 2009-01-13 Global shipping experiences a drop in trade, as exports from South Korea dropping an annualised 30%, with Taiwan and Japan experiencing a 42% and 27% drop respectively
  • 2009-04-05 North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks
  • 2011-03-11 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and causing the second worst nuclear accident in history
  • 2011-03-12 A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.
  • 2011-10-27 The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.
  • 2012-05-05 Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970
  • 2012-06-04 Japan's stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983
  • 2012-06-29 15,000 Japanese anti-nuclear protesters blockade the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo
  • 2012-07-14 Floods on the Japanese island of Kyushu kill 20 and displace 250,000
  • 2012-08-31 Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan
  • 2012-09-11 Japan nationalizes three of the disputed Senkaku Islands
  • 2012-09-15 Japan announces that it will phase out nuclear energy by the 2030s
  • 2012-09-16 Anti-Japanese protesters set fire to Panasonic plant in Qingdao, China
  • 2012-09-17 United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan
  • 2012-09-21 Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, wins a leadership ballot
  • 2012-09-24 Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores
  • 2012-09-25 50 Taiwanese ships clash with the Japan Coast Guard in waters off the Senkaku Islands
  • 2012-09-26 Japanese automakers suspend operations in China
  • 2012-09-27 UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands
  • 2012-09-27 The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed
  • 2012-12-02 9 people are killed after 30 cars are trapped in Sasago Tunnel, Japan
  • 2012-12-10 Japan is again in recession as the GDP figures for the second quarter of 2012 are revised to show a contraction of 0.03% and the third quarter figures fall by a further 0.9%
  • 2012-12-13 Japan scrambles fighter jets in response to a Chinese plane in the Senkaku Islands dispute
  • 2012-12-17 Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the world's oldest verified man at 116 years old
  • 2013-01-17 Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
  • 2013-01-22 The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation
  • 2013-01-24 A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-02-02 Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs"

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • 2013-02-14 Japan remains in recession as the economy shrinks by a further 0.1%
  • 2013-04-01 The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan
  • 2013-04-05 Japan’s Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years
  • 2013-04-10 Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
  • 2013-05-25  Yuichiro Miura of Japan becomes the oldest person to climb Mount Everest at 80
  • 2013-09-15 Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor
  • 2013-10-11 10 people are killed and a hospital fire in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
  • 2013-10-16 18 people are killed after Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan
  • 2014-01-09 5 people are killed in a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, Yokkaichi, Japan
  • 2014-09-27 57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan
  • 2014-10-30 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks win the 2014 Japan Series
  • 2014-11-11 The leaders of China and Japan meet for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute
  • 2014-11-23 A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan
  • 2014-12-14 Shinzō Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party win re-election in Japan, retaining their two-thirds majority with coalition partner New Kōmeitō Party
  • 2015-06-20 1000 humanoid robots named "Pepper" sell out in under a minute ($1,600 each) in Japan, according to its creator SoftBank Robotics Corp.
  • 2015-06-30 A man self-immolates aboard a Nozomi Shinkansen train & kills one other passenger in Japan
  • 2015-07-05 7th Womens' Football World Cup: USA defeat Japan 5-2 in Vancouver
  • 2015-08-11 Japan's Sendai Nuclear Power Plant restarts the first nuclear reactor since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
  • 2015-09-10 Floods and landslides in North East Japan, centered on Joso force 90,000 to evacuate their homes
  • 2015-09-19 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
  • 2015-10-06 Nobel prize for Physics awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos
  • 2015-11-05 Japan's 1st officially recognized same-sex couple union - Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara in Tokyo
  • 2015-12-28 Japan and South Korea reach agreement over WWII "comfort women", Japan apologies and pays 1bn yen compensation

  • 2016-07-22 Japan’s Funai Electric announce they will manufacture world's last videocassette this month
  • 2016-09-18 Earliest known fishooks at 23,000 years old discovered on Okinawa Island, Japan, findings published in PNAS journal
  • 2016-10-03 Yoshinori Ohsumi from Japan wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for research into autophagy
  • 2017-01-25 Kisenosato becomes the 1st Japanese home-grown sumo champion since 1998 when he is made yokozuna, 72nd Grand Champion
  • 2017-05-22 Japanese researchers from University of Yamanashi report birth of mice from freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station
  • 2017-06-11 Japan passes law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate
  • 2017-06-17 Collision at sea between U.S.S. Fitzgerald and ACX Crystal, a Philippine cargo ship kills 7 US sailors in Japanese waters
  • 2017-07-04 North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,110

  • 1975-02-16 Nanase Aikawa, Japanese singer
  • 1975-03-29 Christopher Yule, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1975-04-03 Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese professional baseball player
  • 1975-04-03 Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
  • 1975-05-19 Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
  • 1975-06-14 Ryuji Miki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1975-07-05 Ai Sugiyama, tennis star, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1975-07-11 Riona Hazuki, Japanese actress
  • 1975-08-31 Takahiro Suwa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1975-09-07 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer (d. 2007)
  • 1975-09-13 Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver
  • 1975-09-15 Tsutsumi Otomo, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1975-11-22 Aiko [Yanai], Japanese singer, born in Osaka
  • 1975-12-11 Tomoka Kurotani, Japanese actress
  • 1975-12-16 Nawo Kawakita, Japanese drummer (Maximum the Hormone)
  • 1975-12-18 Masaki Sumitani, Japanese comedian
  • 1975-12-25 Hideki Okajima, Japanese baseball player
  • 1976-01-12 Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1976-01-28 Emiko Kado, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1976-02-16 Kyo, Japanese singer (Dir en grey)
  • 1976-02-16 Joe Odagiri, Japanese actor
  • 1976-03-10 Kisaki, Japanese musician
  • 1976-03-18 Tomokazu Ohka, Japanese baseball player
  • 1976-04-18 Fayray, Japanese singer
  • 1976-05-20 Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player
  • 1976-05-29 Yūsuke Iseya, Japanese model and actor
  • 1976-06-08 Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
  • 1976-06-28 Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player
  • 1976-07-04 Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
  • 1976-08-27 Milano Collection Akihito Terui, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1976-09-20 Yui Horie, Japanese seiyuu
  • 1976-09-20 Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
  • 1976-11-13 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1976-11-19 Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter
  • 1976-12-18 Koyuki, Japanese actress and model
  • 1977-01-03 Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyū)
  • 1977-01-22 Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer
  • 1977-01-28 Takuma Sato, Japanese racing car driver (Indianapolis 500 2017), born in Toyko, Japan
  • 1977-01-31 Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)
  • 1977-03-14 Aki Hoshino, Japanese model
  • 1977-03-31 Toshiya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
  • 1977-04-26 Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player
  • 1977-05-03 Mashima Hiro, Japanese Mangaka of Rave Master and Fairy Tail
  • 1977-05-26 Misaki Ito, Japanese actress
  • 1977-06-10 Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1977-06-26 Kubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist
  • 1977-07-01 Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist
  • 1977-07-20 Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer
  • 1977-08-26 Saeko Chiba, Japanese seiyū
  • 1977-09-05 Minoru Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Onoda, Yamaguchi
  • 1977-09-06 Kiyoshi Hikawa, Japanese enka singer
  • 1977-09-13 Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone)
  • 1977-09-15 Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1977-09-20 Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
  • 1977-10-15 Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver
  • 1977-11-30 Kazumi Saitoh, Japanese baseball player
  • 1978-01-02 Toyoguchi Megumi, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
  • 1978-02-24 Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
  • 1978-03-12 Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
  • 1978-03-15 Takeru Kobayashi, Japanese competitive eater
  • 1978-03-18 Yoshie Takeshita, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1978-04-20 Mirei Kuroda, Japanese gravure idol
  • 1978-05-01 Sachie Hara, Japanese actress
  • 1978-05-12 Aya Ishiguro, Japanese singer (formerly Morning Musume)
  • 1978-06-13 Mikako Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model
  • 1978-06-17 Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress
  • 1978-06-24 Shunsuke Nakamura, Japanese footballer
  • 1978-07-21 Kyoko Iwosoki, Japan, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-gold-92, 96)
  • 1978-07-28 Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Toyonaka, Osaka
  • 1978-08-08 Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress
  • 1978-10-02 Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer
  • 1978-10-15 Takeshi Morishima Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1978-11-07 Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO)
  • 1978-11-25 Ringo Shiina, Japanese musician
  • 1978-12-13 Ryo Kawakita, Japanese guitarist (Maximum the Hormone)
  • 1978-12-26 Kaoru Sugayama, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1979-01-01 Koichi Domoto, Japanese artist
  • 1979-01-09 Tomiko Van, Japanese singer
  • 1979-01-20 Asaka Kubo, Japanese gravure idol of 20th Century
  • 1979-02-09 Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball pitcher
  • 1979-03-26 Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
  • 1979-04-10 Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese artist
  • 1979-05-30 Kugimiya Rie, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
  • 1979-06-04 Naohiro Takahara, Japanese footballer
  • 1979-06-25 Hirooki Goto, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1979-06-26 Ryo Fukuda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1979-08-13 Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician
  • 1979-08-14 Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director
  • 1979-09-04 Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver
  • 1979-09-29 Takumi Beppu, Japanese cyclist
  • 1979-10-30 Yukie Nakama, Japanese actress
  • 1979-12-07 Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress
  • 1979-12-09 Olivia Lufkin, Japanese singer
  • 1979-12-29 Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed-martial arts fighter
  • 1980-01-13 Akira Kaji, Japanese footballer
  • 1980-01-14 Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer
  • 1980-01-14 Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor and model
  • 1980-01-19 Kotoko, Japanese Singer
  • 1980-01-21 Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1980-02-06 Mamiko Noto, Japanese seiyu

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths