Japanese History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 998

  • 1894-01-11 Donghak Peasant Rebellion begins in Mujiang, Korea over local corruption, sparking the 1st Sino-Japanese War
  • 1894-06-30 Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
  • 1894-07-16 Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England
  • 1894-08-25 Japanese scientist Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet
  • 1894-09-15 Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
  • 1895-04-17 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)
  • 1895-05-08 China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
  • 1895-10-21 The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.
  • 1896-06-15 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku, Japan; 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured and 13,000 houses destroyed
  • 1897-03-29 Japan adopts Gold Standard
  • 1898-01-12 Itō Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan
  • 1900-03-18 Japan uses its influence over Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a naval station at Korean Port of Masampo, the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war
  • 1900-06-25 Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland
  • 1900-06-26 Japan mobilizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising in China and to advance their long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia
  • 1900-08-04 An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion
  • 1900-08-20 Japan's primary school law is amended to provide for four years of mandatory schooling.

  • 1901-07-12 Striking Canadian salmon fishermen on the Pacific coast, resentful of the non-union Japanese who continue to fish, maroon and imprison 47
  • 1901-10-16 Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan's position against Russians
  • 1901-11-27 Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain
  • 1902-01-30 Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea
  • 1902-03-20 France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
  • 1903-08-12 The Japanese Minister to Russia presents a note to the Russian Government protesting against its failure to evacuate Manchuria
  • 1903-08-29 The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese
  • 1904-02-06 Japan notifies Russia that in view of Russia's delaying tactics and provocative military action, Japan is ending negotiations and recalling its members from Moscow
  • 1904-02-09 Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, the border of Manchuria
  • 1904-02-10 Japan and Russia declare war
  • 1904-02-23 Having occupied Korea, Japan signs a treaty with Korea under which it becomes a Japanese protectorate in return for Japanese protection from other powers
  • 1904-03-06 The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific
  • 1904-03-28 Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town
  • 1904-04-13 A squadron of the Russian fleet is decoyed out of Port Arthur by Japanese maneuvers, when they realize they are sailing into a trap; their battleship Petropavlovsk hits a mine and sinks, with a loss of 700 men
  • 1904-04-26 General Kuroko leads the Japanese Army against the large Russian force at the Yalu river during the Russo-Japanese War
  • 1904-05-26 In two days of bitter fighting, the Japanese Army soundly defeats the Russians at Kinchan and captures the forts at Nanshan
  • 1904-05-30 The Japanese Army capture the City of Dairen after landing troops along the south coast of Manchuria
  • 1904-06-14 At the battle of Telissu, the Japanese rout the Russians and inflict heavy casualties
  • 1904-07-06 Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan
  • 1904-08-10 Battle of the Yellow Sea: Japanese fleet prevented Russians breaking out of Port Arthur

  • 1904-08-11 The Russian fleet in the harbor of at Port Arthur is exposed to Russian guns on the hill above the harbor; Russian ships attempt escape, but most are forced back into harbor by Japanese ships
  • 1904-08-24 Battle of Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian, Japanese tactical victory
  • 1904-09-19 Gen Nogi's assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties
  • 1904-10-15 The Russians are driven back by the Japanese in the Battle of Shaho; both sides suffer high casualties: Japanese (16,000) and Russians (60,000)
  • 1905-01-02 Japanese troops capture Port Arthur from Russia, a blow to national morale and causing further discontent within Russia
  • 1905-03-10 Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)

Battle of InterestBattle of Tsushima

1905-05-27 Japanese fleet destroys the Russian East Sea fleet in the Battle of Tsushima, the only decisive clash between modern steel battleships in history

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Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō on the bridge of Mikasa, at the beginning of the Battle of Tsushima in 1905.
Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō on the bridge of Mikasa, at the beginning of the Battle of Tsushima in 1905.
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1905-06-08 US President Theodore Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate and end hostilities, offering his personal services

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1905-07-12 The British and Japanese renew their alliance (of January 1902) for 10 years and agree to provide mutual support if attacked by other power

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1905-07-29 US Secretary of War William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 1905-08-05 First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Theodore Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York
  • 1905-09-05 The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War; US President Theodore Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator
  • 1905-09-05 50 prominent men meet in Sydney's Australia Hotel to found the National Defense League fueled by fear of Japan after its victory over Russia
  • 1905-09-10 Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes
  • 1905-11-17 The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
  • 1906-02-08 Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; confusion because no declaration of war given
  • 1906-10-11 San Francisco Board of Education orders segregation in separate schools of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean children sparking diplomatic crisis
  • 1907-03-14 By Presidential order, Japanese laborers are excluded from entering the USA
  • 1907-06-10 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
  • 1907-07-19 Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead

  • 1907-07-25 Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan
  • 1907-07-30 Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests
  • 1908-02-18 The American ambassador to Japan is given a note by the Japanese in which they agree to restrict Japanese emigration to the US; this becomes known as the 'Gentlemen's Agreement'
  • 1908-06-18 Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the Kasato-Maru ship
  • 1908-11-22 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
  • 1908-11-30 The US Secretary of State and Japan's ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an 'open door' policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
  • 1909-10-26 Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister is shot and killed by Korean nationalist An Jung-geun in Harbin, China
  • 1910-07-04 In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
  • 1910-08-22 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
  • 1910-08-29 Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
  • 1911-02-24 Japan and the US conclude a treaty that continues restrictions on Japanese laborers
  • 1911-07-13 Great Britain and Japan renew their alliance of 1902 for another four years; the reason Japan joins WWI on the Allies side
  • 1912-03-27 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, D.C.
  • 1912-08-05 Japan's first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo
  • 1912-09-28 SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die
  • 1913-05-19 Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land
  • 1913-08-16 Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tōhoku University) admits its first female students.
  • 1914-08-15 Japan joins side of allies
  • 1914-08-23 Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
  • 1914-11-07 Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai

  • 1914-11-07 The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
  • 1915-01-15 Japan claims economic control of China
  • 1915-01-18 Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
  • 1917-02-28 AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I
  • 1917-11-02 Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China
  • 1918-06-29 A provisional government opposed to the Bolsheviks establishes itself at Vladivostok, the Russian port on the Sea of Japan
  • 1918-07-12 Japanese battleship explodes in Bay of Tokayama, 500 killed
  • 1918-08-02 Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I
  • 1919-03-01 The March 1st, or Samil Movement, begins in Korea: it is a demonstration of resistance to Japanese occupation
  • 1919-05-04 Demonstrates organised by students erupt in China, after news from the Paris Peace Conference that the Allies intend to give Shangtung to Japan
  • 1920-07-04 The provisional government of Siberia's Maritime Province agrees to hand over parts of the strategic oil- and coal-rich Sakhalin Islands to Japan
  • 1920-09-23 Despite Japanese protests, China withdraws recognition of Tsarists representatives in China
  • 1920-12-17 Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands
  • 1921-09-03 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, NYC, NY: Americans Watson Washburn & William Norris beat Japanese pair Ichiya Kumagae & Zenzo Shimizuto 6-2, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 for 3-0 lead; ends 5-0
  • 1921-11-04 Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo
  • 1921-11-05 Soviet Russia signs a treaty with Mongolia, temporarily supporting the new government against China and Japanese incursions
  • 1921-11-13 US, France, Japan and British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
  • 1922-02-04 After boycotts and international pressure, Japan agrees to return Shantung Province to China
  • 1922-02-06 US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • 1922-08-26 Japanese cruiser Niitaka driven onto rocks in storm at Kamchatka, 284 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1922-11-25 Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan becomes Regent of Japan in his ailing father's stead

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
  • 1922-11-30 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho
  • 1923-09-01 A magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan, killing 142,000 people
  • 1924-09-01 Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,231

  • 1654-07-09 Emperor Reigen, 112th Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1732)
  • 1657-03-24 Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
  • 1659-06-12 Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Japanese samurai (d. 1719)
  • 1667-09-28 Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (daimyō), born in Edo, Japan (d. 1701)
  • 1675-10-21 Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)
  • 1686-01-19 Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
  • 1702-01-14 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1737)
  • 1712-01-28 Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
  • 1714-11-25 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (approximated the value of pi and its square, pi^2) (d. 1783)
  • 1720-02-08 Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
  • 1730-06-21 Norinaga Motoori, Japanese scientist, born in Matsuzaka, Japan (d. 1801)
  • 1737-06-20 Tokugawa Ieharu, tenth shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan (1760 to 1786), born in Edo, Japan (d. 1786)
  • 1740-09-23 Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1813)
  • 1741-04-14 Emperor Momozono, 116th Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1762)
  • 1771-09-23 Emperor Kokaku of Japan (d. 1840)
  • 1777-12-02 Henry Doeff, colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary)

Person of interestMatthew C. Perry

1794-04-10 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1858)

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • 1800-03-16 Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
  • 1804-10-03 Townsend Harris, American diplomat (1st Western consul to reside in Japan), born in Washington County, New York (d. 1878)
  • 1827-01-23 Saigō Takamori, Japanese samurai & leader of Satsuma rebellion, born in Kajiyacho, Japan (d. 1877)
  • 1829-01-06 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author, born in Edo, Japan (d. 1894)
  • 1829-06-06 Hon'inbō Shūsaku, Japanese professional Go player, born in Innoshima, Bingo Province, Japan (d. 1862)
  • 1833-08-11 Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • 1835-05-31 Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese military leader, born in Hino, Tokyo, Japan (d. 1869)
  • 1836-01-03 Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867)
  • 1836-06-10 Yamaoka Tesshū, Japanese swordsman and master of kendo, born in Tokyo (d. 1888)
  • 1837-10-28 Tokugawa Yoshinobu, 15th and last shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, born in Edo, Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1840-03-16 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (d. 1931)
  • 1840-10-16 Kuroda Kiyotaka, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (1894-1899), born in Kagoshima, Satsuma Domain (d. 1900)
  • 1841-10-16 Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai, 1st Prime Minister of Japan (4 terms between 1885 and 1901) and Resident-General of Korea (1905-09), born in Tsukari, Suō, Japan (d. 1909)
  • 1848-01-04 Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1848-01-27 Tōgō Heihachirō, Imperial Japanese Navy admiral and one of Japan's greatest naval heroes, born in Kajiya-Chō, Kagoshima-Jōka, Satsuma, Japan (d. 1934)
  • 1850-06-27 Lafcadio Hearn, American author (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan), born in Leucas, Greece (d. 1904)
  • 1852-11-03 Emperor Meiji [Mutsuhito], 122nd Emperor of Japan (1867-1912), born in Kyōto, Japan (d. 1912)
  • 1854-11-03 Jokichi Takamine, Japanese-American biochemist who isolated adrenaline (epinephrine), which causes the body to respond to emergencies, the first pure hormone isolated from natural sources, born in Takaoka, Toyama, Japan (d. 1922)
  • 1858-01-25 Mikimoto Kōkichi, Japanese entrepreneur & pearl farm pioneer, born in Toba, Japan (d. 1954)
  • 1861-02-13 Uchimura Kanzo, religious writer (How I Became a Christian), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1862-02-17 Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
  • 1865-03-01 Abe Iso, Japanese politician (d. 1949)
  • 1865-06-29 Shigechiyo Izumi, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but birth date now disputed (120 y 237 d), born in Isen, Tokunoshima, Satsuma Domain, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1865-08-15 Mikao Usui, Japanese founder of Reiki (form of spiritual practice), born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan (d. 1926)
  • 1867-09-28 Hiranuma Kiichirō, 24th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Tsuyama, Japan (d. 1952)
  • 1867-10-14 Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), born in Matsuyama, Japan (d. 1902)
  • 1867-12-24 Kantaro Suzuki, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan, born in Noda, Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1868-04-12 Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy, born in Matsuyama, Iyo Province, Japan (d. 1918)
  • 1868-11-10 Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo, born in Shuri, Okinawa, Japan (d. 1957)
  • 1870-05-19 Nishida Kitarō, Japanese philosopher (Kyoto School), born in Unoke, Japan (d. 1945)
  • 1870-10-18 D T Suzuki, Kanazawa Japan, Zen Buddhist scholar
  • 1871-07-15 Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
  • 1871-07-18 Sada Yacco [Kawakami Sadayakko], Japanese geisha and stage actress, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1946)
  • 1872-08-11 Shidehara Kijuro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)
  • 1873-01-03 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957)
  • 1873-12-20 Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian, writer, and peace activist, born in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1875-09-12 Matsunosuke Onoe [Tsuruzo Nakamura], Japanese actor (Araki Mataemon, Yajîkita: zenpen), born in Naka-ku, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan (d. 1926)
  • 1877-04-17 Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1949)
  • 1877-05-26 Sadao Araki, Japanese general, Minister of War (1931-34), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1966)
  • 1878-09-22 Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese Prime Minister (1946-54), born in Yokosuka (d. 1967)
  • 1878-12-07 Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet (Tangled Hair), born in Sakai, Ōsaka, Japan (d. 1942)
  • 1879-08-24 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1903)
  • 1879-08-31 Yoshihito [Taishō], 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), born in Akasaka Palace, Tokyo City, Japan (d. 1926)
  • 1883-01-01 Ichirō Hatoyama, Japanese politician, Prime Minister (1954-56), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1959)
  • 1883-02-20 Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)
  • 1883-12-14 Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido, born in Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan (d. 1883)

Person of interestIsoroku Yamamoto

1884-04-04 Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese WWII Marshall Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese fleet who led the attack on Pearl Harbor, born in Nagaoka, Niigata (d. 1943)

WWII Admiral who Led the Attack on Pearl Harbor Isoroku Yamamoto
WWII Admiral who Led the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Isoroku Yamamoto

Person of interestHideki Tojo

1884-12-30 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during WW II (1941-44), born in Tokyo (d. 1948)

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • 1885-01-25 Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet & children's writers, born in Nankan, Japan (d. 1942)
  • 1885-01-27 Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
  • 1885-05-22 Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral during World War II, born in Kitsuki, Ōita, Japan (d. 1957
  • 1885-11-08 Tomoyuki Yamashita [Yamashita Tomobumi], Imperial Japanese general dubbed "Tiger of Malaya", born in Ōtoyo, Kōchi, Japan (d. 1946)
  • 1886-01-28 Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
  • 1886-06-09 Kusaku Yamada, Japanese composer and conductor, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1965)
  • 1886-07-24 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Snow Dusting), born in Nihonbashi, Tokyo (d. 1965)
  • 1886-09-21 Teiichi Igarashi, Japanese mountaineer who climbed Mt Fuji at age 99
  • 1886-11-27 Tsugouharu Foujita, Japanese-French painter and printmaker, born in Tokyo (d. 1968)
  • 1887-07-29 Komako Kimura, Japanese suffragette, actress and editor (d. 1980)
  • 1887-11-15 Hitoshi Asida, Japanese politician
  • 1887-12-03 Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Japanese imperial prince and 30th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1990)
  • 1887-12-29 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, Japanese cellist and composer, born in Osaka (d. 1965)
  • 1888-07-10 Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer (Grain of Wheat), born in Kōbe, Japan (d. 1960)
  • 1889-03-01 Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (d. 1960)
  • 1889-08-19 Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese
  • 1890-03-03 Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor, communist and humanitarian (Spanish Civil War, Second Sino-Japanese War), born in Gravenhurst, Ontario (d. 1939)
  • 1890-06-10 Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity), born in Minamibōsō, Chiba, Japan (d. 1973)
  • 1890-12-06 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (known as the founding father of modern physics research in Japan), born in Satoshō, Okayama (d. 1951)
  • 1892-03-01 Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japan, writer (Rashomon in Kappa)
  • 1892-08-11 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
  • 1892-09-09 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American silent film actress (The Dragon Painter), born in Tokyo, Empire of Japan (d. 1961)
  • 1893-01-04 Yone Minagawa, Japanese, became worlds oldest living person January 29, 2007. (d. Aug. 13, 2007)
  • 1893-04-20 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian, the oldest person in the world following the death of Yone Minagawa of Japan on August 13, 2007, born in Morgan County, Indiana (d. 2008)
  • 1893-09-01 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese-American painter, etcher and lithographer, born in Okayama, Japan (d. 1953)
  • 1893-10-12 Velvalee Dickinson, American spy, convicted of espionage against the United States on behalf of Japan during World War II, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1980)
  • 1893-10-18 Georges Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics (d. 1966)
  • 1894-01-01 Shitsu Nakano, Japanese supercentenarian (d. 2007)
  • 1894-10-21 Rampo Edogawa, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
  • 1894-11-16 Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Austrian-Japanese politician, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1972)
  • 1894-11-27 Kōnosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (founded Panasonic), born in Wakayama, Empire of Japan (d. 1989)
  • 1894-12-19 Yoshida Isoya, architect (modern sukiya style), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1895-01-27 Joseph Rosenstock, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41), born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1895-09-18 Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian who dies of old age at 113, born in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, Japan (d. 2009)
  • 1896-01-01 Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell, A Page of Madness, Jujiro, Jigoku-mon), born in Mie Ken, Japan (d. 1982)

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 520

  • 1557-09-27 Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
  • 1560-06-12 Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
  • 1560-06-12 Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
  • 1562-01-09 Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord, dies at 46
  • 1563-03-24 Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader (b. 1514)
  • 1563-06-06 Ikeda Nagamasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1519)
  • 1564-01-04 Hosokawa Ujitsuna, Japanese military commander (b. 1514)
  • 1565-06-17 Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese 13th shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate (1546-65), dies at 29
  • 1568-10-28 Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)
  • 1568-12-31 Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord, dies at 75
  • 1571-07-15 Shimazu Takahisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1514)
  • 1573-01-25 Hirate Hirohide, Japanese samurai, dies at the Battle of Mikatagahara (b. 1553)
  • 1573-05-13 Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (b. 1521)
  • 1573-08-14 Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)
  • 1573-09-23 Azai Hisamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1524)
  • 1575-12-23 Akiyama Nobutomo, Japanese warrior (hanged) (b. 1531)
  • 1576-05-30 Harada Naomasa, Japanese retainer and samurai
  • 1577-11-19 Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
  • 1578-04-19 Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1530)
  • 1579-06-25 Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541)
  • 1580-02-02 Bessho Nagaharu, Japanese retainer (b. 1558)
  • 1581-08-21 Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)
  • 1582-06-21 Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1534)
  • 1582-06-23 Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)
  • 1582-07-02 Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai (b. 1528)
  • 1583-06-06 Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese warlord (b. 1556)
  • 1584-05-18 Ikeda Motosuke, Japanese samurai commander, dies at 48
  • 1585-05-15 Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (b. 1535)
  • 1590-10-12 Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (b. 1543)
  • 1592-11-27 Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1568)
  • 1593-02-06 Emperor Ōgimachi, 106th Emperor of Japan, dies at 75
  • 1597-10-09 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, 15th Japanese shōgun, dies at 59
  • 1598-09-15 Hidejoshi [Hijoshi], Japanese general strategist/kampaku, dies
  • 1598-09-18 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
  • 1599-04-27 Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general, dies at 61
  • 1600-10-21 Toda Katsushige, Japanese warlord (b. 1557)
  • 1600-11-08 Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord (b. 1562)
  • 1600-11-17 Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)
  • 1602-12-01 Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1582)
  • 1603-03-25 Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1526)
  • 1604-08-08 Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)
  • 1608-03-12 Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530)
  • 1610-10-14 Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1540)
  • 1610-12-03 Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general (b. 1548)
  • 1611-03-05 Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1533)
  • 1611-07-26 Horio Yoshiharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1542)
  • 1611-08-02 Kato Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1562)
  • 1612-04-13 Sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai, dies at 27
  • 1612-09-09 Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord (b. 1570)
  • 1615-02-04 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • 1615-06-03 Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai (b. 1567)
  • 1615-06-23 Mashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord (b. 1545)

Person of interestTokugawa Ieyasu

1616-06-01 Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese Shogun who founded the first Tokugawa Shogunate and united Japan, dies from natural causes

  • 1617-09-25 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan (b. 1617)
  • 1619-08-30 Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord, dies at 84
  • 1623-03-19 Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1556)
  • 1625-04-27 Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior, dies at 72
  • 1625-10-22 Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō of the Azuchi–Momoyama period through early Edo period, dies at 63
  • 1626-09-26 Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior (b. 1554)
  • 1632-10-12 Kutsuki Mototsuna, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1549)
  • 1633-10-26 Horio Tadaharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1596)
  • 1637-04-01 Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (b. 1571)
  • 1638-04-07 Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese ruler of Satsuma, dies at 61
  • 1645-06-13 Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman
  • 1654-10-30 Emperor Go-Kōmyō, 110th emperor of Japan, dies at 21
  • 1674-11-04 Kano Tanjoe, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits), dies at 72
  • 1680-09-11 Emperor Go-Mizunoo, 108th Emperor of Japan, dies at 84
  • 1683-03-29 Yaoya Oshichi, a young girl burned at the stake for arson in 17th Century Japan (b. 1667)
  • 1685-03-22 Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)
  • 1691-11-14 Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
  • 1694-10-12 Matsuo Basho, greatest Japanese haiku poet, dies
  • 1696-12-04 Empress Meishō, Japan (b. 1624)
  • 1701-01-14 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, dies at 72
  • 1701-04-21 Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (daimyō), dies at 33
  • 1703-01-30 Kiva Yoshinaka, Japanese retainer for the Shogun, murdered in the revenge of the 47 rōnin
  • 1708-10-24 Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician
  • 1709-02-19 Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646)
  • 1710-01-16 Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
  • 1714-10-05 Kaibara Ekiken, Japanese philosopher (b. 1630)
  • 1716-06-02 Ogata Korin, Japanese painter
  • 1725-01-06 Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Japanese playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71
  • 1725-06-29 Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (b. 1657)
  • 1732-09-24 Emperor Reigen, 112th Emperor of Japan, dies at 78
  • 1737-05-10 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan (b. 1702)
  • 1750-05-28 Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720)
  • 1761-07-13 Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (b. 1712)
  • 1762-08-31 Emperor Momozono, 116th Emperor of Japan, dies at 21
  • 1769-01-18 Hakuin Ekaku, Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan
  • 1775-10-02 Chiyo-ni, Japanese poet (b. 1703)
  • 1783-11-23 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (approximated the value of pi and its square, pi^2), dies at 68
  • 1784-12-25 Yosa Buson, Japanese painter (b. 1716)
  • 1801-11-05 Norinaga Motoori, Japanese scientist, dies at 71
  • 1813-12-24 Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1740)
  • 1828-05-28 Daikokuya Kōdayū, Japanese castaway (b. 1751)
  • 1835-10-19 Henry Doeff, translator (Dutch-Japanese dictionary), dies at 57
  • 1840-12-11 Emperor Kokaku of Japan (b. 1771)
  • 1846-02-21 Emperor Ninko of Japan (b. 1800)
  • 1849-05-10 Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, dies at 89

Person of interestMatthew C. Perry

1858-03-04 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, dies of rheumatism at 63

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • 1858-10-12 Ando Hiroshige, Japanese painter, dies at 61