Japanese History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 859

  • 1971-06-11 US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
  • 1971-07-30 Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
  • 1971-08-28 The US dollar is allowed to float against the Japanese yen for the first time.

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1971-10-09 Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • 1971-11-11 Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
  • 1972-01-24 Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  • 1972-02-03 11th Winter Olympic games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
  • 1972-02-13 11th Winter Olympic games close at Sapporo, Japan
  • 1972-02-19 The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan.
  • 1972-02-28 The Asama-Sanso incident ends in Japan.
  • 1972-03-20 19 mountain climbers killed on Japan's Mount Fuji during an avalanche
  • 1972-05-13 115 die in nightclub atop 7-story Sennichi dept store (Osaka Japan)
  • 1972-05-15 Ryukyu Is & Daito Is returned to Japan after 27 yrs of US control
  • 1972-05-15 The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.
  • 1972-09-28 Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1972-09-29 Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
  • 1973-04-01 Japan allows its citizens to own gold
  • 1973-08-31 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
  • 1973-11-09 Fire at Taiyo dept store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
  • 1973-12-01 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic
  • 1974-03-09 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
  • 1974-09-13 -17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague
  • 1974-09-24 Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title
  • 1974-11-03 Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1975-05-16 Junko Tabei from Japan becomes 1st woman to reach summit of Mt Everest
  • 1975-10-09 Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits San Francisco
  • 1975-10-19 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic
  • 1976-07-27 Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested (Lockheed Affair)
  • 1976-07-30 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1976-09-06 Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • 1976-11-03 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA/Japan Mizuno Golf
  • 1976-12-25 Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier
  • 1977-09-03 Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits 756th HR to surpass Hank Aaron's total
  • 1977-11-03 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
  • 1978-08-12 China & Japan sign peace treaty
  • 1978-10-23 China & Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
  • 1978-11-03 Michiko Okada wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
  • 1979-01-25 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
  • 1979-02-21 Japan launches Hakucho X-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km)
  • 1979-11-03 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mizuno Japan Golf Classic
  • 1980-04-23 Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
  • 1980-07-17 Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan
  • 1980-11-09 Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1981-02-21 Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
  • 1981-04-09 US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
  • 1981-04-20 85th Boston Marathon: Toshihiko Seko of Japan 1st man in 2:09:26 and Allison Roe of New Zealand 1st woman in 2:26:46
  • 1981-04-25 More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan
  • 1981-11-08 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1982-07-24 Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
  • 1982-08-18 Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
  • 1982-10-01 The Sony CDP-101, world's first commercially released Compact Disc player released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)

  • 1982-11-07 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1982-11-27 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
  • 1983-02-20 Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
  • 1983-02-24 A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
  • 1983-07-14 Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
  • 1983-11-06 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament

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1983-11-11 President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1983-11-13 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1984-03-21 Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
  • 1984-08-07 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • 1984-11-04 Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1985-01-07 Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
  • 1985-01-08 Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
  • 1985-01-13 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • 1985-08-07 Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
  • 1985-08-08 Japan launches Planet A, a probe to Halley's comet
  • 1985-08-12 520 people die when Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes in Ueno, Japan, the second-deadliest aviation disaster of all time
  • 1985-08-19 Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei
  • 1985-11-10 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1986-03-08 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
  • 1986-03-11 Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
  • 1986-07-06 Premier Nakasone's Liberal Democratic Party wins Japan's election
  • 1986-11-02 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • 1986-11-09 Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1987-01-23 Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)
  • 1987-04-20 91st Boston Marathon: Toshihiko Seko of Japan 1st man in 2:11:50 and Rosa Mota of Portugal 1st woman in 2:25:21
  • 1987-04-29 Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US

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1987-09-02 Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 1987-10-09 Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
  • 1987-10-30 In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
  • 1987-11-01 Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • 1987-11-08 Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1988-03-25 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
  • 1988-06-06 George H. W. Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)
  • 1988-06-08 Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
  • 1988-08-04 Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II

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1988-10-30 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1988-11-05 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • 1988-11-06 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
  • 1988-11-06 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1988-11-07 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
  • 1988-11-09 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • 1988-11-10 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
  • 1988-11-12 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
  • 1989-01-07 Akihito becomes the 125th Emperor of Japan
  • 1989-01-08 Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.
  • 1989-03-19 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Midori Ito (Japan)
  • 1989-08-25 Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary.
  • 1989-09-24 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,110

  • 1967-03-15 Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
  • 1967-03-25 Takayuki Miura, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1967-03-30 Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1967-05-05 Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • 1967-05-10 Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
  • 1967-06-15 Yūji Ueda, Japanese voice actor
  • 1967-07-20 Akihito Sugisawa, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1967-07-31 Mitsuo Iwata, Japanese voice actor and singer, born in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
  • 1967-07-31 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, born in Itabashi, Tokyo (d. 2005)
  • 1967-08-22 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, born in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1967-09-16 Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka
  • 1967-10-19 Yoko Shimomura, Japanese composer
  • 1967-11-06 Shuzo Matsuoka, Japanese tennis star (1995 USTA/Binghampton), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1967-11-21 Toshihiko Koga, Japanese Judoka
  • 1967-11-25 Kazuya Nakai, Japanese voice actor
  • 1967-12-08 Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • 1967-12-12 Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
  • 1967-12-12 Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer
  • 1968-01-01 Miki Higashino, Japanese composer
  • 1968-01-12 Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
  • 1968-01-13 Chara, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1968-01-22 Heath, Japanese bass guitarist (X Japan)
  • 1968-02-06 Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
  • 1968-02-29 Naoko Iijima, Japanese actress
  • 1968-03-13 Akira Nogami, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1968-03-15 Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer
  • 1968-03-18 Shinichiro Miki, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • 1968-03-31 Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1968-05-02 Midorikawa Hikaru, Japanese voice actor
  • 1968-05-14 Hiroshi Matsuura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1968-07-05 Ken Akamatsu, Japanese Manga artist, born in Tokyo
  • 1968-07-05 Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
  • 1968-07-08 Akio Suyama, Japanese seiyu
  • 1968-07-14 Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist/professional wrestler
  • 1968-08-05 Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1968-08-20 Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1968-08-21 Shinichi Iwasaki, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1968-08-24 Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • 1968-08-25 Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer and composer
  • 1968-08-31 Hideo Nomo, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1968-10-29 Tsunku, Japanese music producer
  • 1968-11-12 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer
  • 1969-01-21 Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist
  • 1969-01-27 Cornelius [Keigo Oyamada], Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1969-01-29 Hyde [Hideto Takarai], Japanese singer, born in Wakayama
  • 1969-02-20 Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969-02-26 Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
  • 1969-03-15 Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
  • 1969-04-11 Chisato Moritaka, Japanese singer
  • 1969-04-18 Princess Sayako of Japan
  • 1969-04-20 Takayuki Kobori, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1969-05-15 Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player
  • 1969-05-21 Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress
  • 1969-06-03 Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician
  • 1969-06-29 Toru Hashimoto, Japanese politician
  • 1969-07-08 Sugizo [Yasuhiro Sugihara], Japanese guitarist and singer, born in Hadano, Kanagawa
  • 1969-07-18 Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969-08-08 Dick Togo, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969-08-13 Midori Ito, ice skater (Oly-silver-92), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1969-08-19 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • 1969-09-12 Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer
  • 1969-09-20 Megumi Kudo, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1969-10-02 Jun Akiyama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969-10-03 Tetsu, Japanese bassist (L'Arc~en~Ciel)
  • 1969-10-16 Takao Ōmori, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969-10-22 Cuty [Yumi] Suzuki, Kawaguchi Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 1969-10-30 Mayumi Hirase, Kumamoto Japan, LPGA golfer (Japan Jr-1985, 86, 87)
  • 1969-10-30 Masanori Hikichi, Japanese composer
  • 1969-11-17 Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 1969-11-17 Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor
  • 1970-01-19 Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
  • 1970-02-01 Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1970-02-10 Nobushige Kumakubo, Japanese racing driver
  • 1970-04-05 Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
  • 1970-04-14 Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer
  • 1970-04-23 Sadao Abe, Japanese actor
  • 1970-05-26 Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
  • 1970-07-09 Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
  • 1970-07-18 Dusty Imoo, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1970-08-03 Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer
  • 1970-09-13 Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress
  • 1970-09-19 Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop/rock singer
  • 1970-09-27 Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
  • 1970-09-28 Kimiko Date, tennis star (1996 Japan Open), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1970-09-29 Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1970-10-08 Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer
  • 1970-10-16 Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter
  • 1970-12-29 Hidetoshi Mitsusada, Japanese racing driver
  • 1971-01-04 Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
  • 1971-01-05 Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress
  • 1971-01-09 Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director
  • 1971-01-17 Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
  • 1971-01-30 Takeshi Yamanaka, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1971-02-06 Mana Endo, tennis star (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1971-02-14 Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer
  • 1971-02-28 Junya Nakano, Japanese composer
  • 1971-03-09 Jiro Nihei, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1971-04-01 Shinji Nakano, Japanese race car driver
  • 1971-04-02 ZEEBRA, Japanese hip hop artist
  • 1971-04-22 Daisuke Enomoto, Japanese people space tourist

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