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607-08-01

Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).

663-08-27

Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; - a significant Tang-Silla victory. Japanese won't attempt another Korean invasion until late 16th century.

708-08-29

Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).

781-07-31

The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).

794-10-22

Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).

794-11-18

Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto

1181-08-06

Supernova observed by Chinese & Japanese astronomers

1183-08-14

Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei).

1192-08-21

Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)

1232-08-27

The Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)

1253-04-28

Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.

1279-10-12

Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon

1536-08-13

Buddhist monks from Kyōto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).

1541-08-18

A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)

1549-08-15

Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: July 22, 1549).

1590-08-30

Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)

1592-05-29

Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

1597-02-05

A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.

1598-12-16

Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point - The final battle of the Seven Year War is fought between the Korean and Japanese navies, resulting in a decisive Korean victory.

1635-08-03

The third of the Tokugawa shoguns, Iemitsu, establishes the system of alternate attendance (sankin kotai) by which the feudal daimyō are required to spend one year at Edo Castle in Tokyo and one year back home at their feudal manor, while their families remained in Tokyo as virtual political hostages. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21, 1635).

1637-12-17

Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu.

1700-01-26

The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.

1854-08-04

The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.

1856-08-21

America's first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrives in Shimoda. (Traditional Japanese date: July 21, 1856)

1858-07-29

Treaty of Amity and Commerce/Harris Treaty signed between US & Japan opening Japanese ports to trade

1860-03-09

1st Japanese ambassador arrives in SF en route to Washington

1860-03-17

Japanese embassy arrives aboard Candinmarruh [sic]

1863-07-11

Japanese battle cruiser shoots at Dutch warship Medusa, kills 4

1863-08-15

The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).

1868-05-14

Japanese Boshin War: end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō.

1871-08-29

Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).

1872-03-11

The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.

1872-08-23

1st Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea

1873-01-01

Origin of Japanese Era

1877-09-24

Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion

1885-02-09

1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii

1894-06-30

Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid

1895-04-17

Treaty of Shimonoseki signed, ends 1st Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)

1895-10-21

The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.

1900-03-18

Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

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

1901-07-12

Striking Canadian salmon fishermen on the Pacific coast, resentful of the nonunion Japanese who continue to fish, maroon and imprison 47

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

1904-02-09

Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, border of Manchuria

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

1904-08-10

Japanese fleet defeat Russians off Port Arthur

1904-08-11

The Russian fleet in the harbor of at Port Arthur are exposed to Russian guns on the hill above the harbor; Russian trips 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)

1905-05-27

Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima

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

1905-07-29

US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan's non-interference with the US in the Philippines

1905-08-05

First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York

1905-09-05

The Treaty of Portsmouth is signed concluding the Russo-Japanese War; US President Roosevelt will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his role as mediator

1905-09-10

Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes

1906-02-08

Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was 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, the US excludes Japanese laborers from entering the country

1907-07-19

Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead

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

1909-10-26

Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister, shot and killed by Korean nationalist in Harbin, China

1911-02-24

Japan and the US conclude a treaty that continues restrictions on Japanese laborers

1912-03-27

1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Wash DC

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

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.

1918-07-12

Japanese battleship explodes in Bay of Tokayama, 500 killed

1921-11-04

Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.

1922-08-26

Japanese cruiser Niitaka driven onto rocks in storm at Kamchatka, 284 killed

1922-11-25

Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince regent

1922-11-30

1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho

1927-05-27

Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war

1928-04-19

Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland

1928-05-03

Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.

1928-06-04

President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.

1930-11-18

Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda.

1931-09-18

To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese.

1931-09-19

Japanese troops conquer Mukden, South Manchuria

1931-12-09

Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol

1931-12-12

Japanese government of Imukai forms

1932-01-28

Japanese forces attack Shanghai.

1932-02-04

Japanese troops occupy Harbin, Manchuria

1932-02-20

Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China

1933-02-24

League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria

1935-06-09

Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.

1935-12-08

The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect's operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.

1936-06-28

The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.

1937-02-06

K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer

1937-06-01

Prince Konoye becomes Japanese premier

1937-07-07

Japanese & Chinese troops clash, (Marco Polo Bridge), beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War

1937-07-15

Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China

1937-07-29

Japanese troops occupies Peking & Tientsin

1937-08-13

Japanese attack at the beinnging of the Battle of Shanghai during Second Sino-Japanese War. Involves nearly 1 million troops

1937-08-25

Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast

1937-11-09

Japanese army conquers Shanghai

1937-12-12

Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)

1937-12-14

Japanese troops conquer/plunder Nanjing

1938-10-21

Japanese troops occupies Canton

1938-10-25

Japanese troops occupies Hankou & Wuhan

1939-03-01

Japanese Imperial Army ammunition dump exploded at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.

1939-03-17

Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945): The Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out.

1939-08-20

Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia

1939-08-30

Isoroku Yamamoto appointed supreme commander of Japanese fleet

1939-08-31

Japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia

1939-12-12

Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die

1940-09-26

Japanese troops attack French Indo-China

1940-10-07

World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.

1941-01-27

Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor

1941-01-28

French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.

1941-07-24

FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China

1941-07-27

Japanese forces land in Indo-China

1941-11-01

Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor

1941-11-05

Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima leave Pearl Harbor

1941-11-06

Japanese fleet readies assault on Pearl Harbor

1941-11-20

Adm Nomura & Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note

1941-11-26

Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor

1941-11-30

Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada & Nagano

1941-12-01

Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war

1941-12-02

Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul

1941-12-06

Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore

1941-12-07

Japanese attack on the US at Pearl Harbour Naval Base, Hawaii

1941-12-07

1st Japanese midget submarine (No. 20) attacked by a US ship (USS Ward)

1941-12-10

Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines

1941-12-10

Japanese troops overrun Guam

1941-12-11

Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)

1941-12-11

Japanese occupy Guam

1941-12-15

USS Swordfish becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship

1941-12-16

Sarawak occupied by Japanese

1941-12-20

Japanese troops lands on Mindanao

1941-12-23

American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese

1941-12-25

Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi/Kagu back in Kure, Japan

1942-01-01

Rose Bowl football match played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat - Oregon State 20, Duke University 16

1942-01-02

Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines

1942-01-14

Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo

1942-01-19

Japanese forces invade Burma

1942-01-20

Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain

1942-01-20

Japanese invade Burma

1942-01-21

Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain

1942-01-22

Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain

1942-01-23

Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain

1942-01-30

Japanese troops land on Ambon

1942-02-02

LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans

1942-02-03

1st Japanese air raid on Java

1942-02-08

Japanese armored barges cross Strait of Johore to attack Singapore (WWII)

1942-02-08

Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort

1942-02-09

Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes

1942-02-14

Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra

1942-02-15

Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra

1942-02-15

WWII: British ruled Singapore surrenders to the Japanese

1942-02-18

Japanese troop land on Bali

1942-02-19

About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin

1942-02-19

FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans

1942-02-19

Japanese troops land on Timor

1942-02-20

Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers, becomes America's first World War II flying ace

1942-02-23

Japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif

1942-02-27

Battle of Java Sea began 13 US warships sunk-2 Japanese

1942-02-28

Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies

1942-03-01

Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java

1942-03-05

Japanese troop march into Batavia

1942-03-08

Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma

1942-03-08

KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies

1942-03-11

Japanese troop land on North Sumatra

1942-03-23

Japanese forces occupy Andaman Islands in Indian Ocean

1942-03-23

US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers

1942-04-09

Battle of Bataan; US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japanese at Bataan

1942-04-16

Japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship

1942-04-18

James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

1942-04-29

Japanese troop march into Lashio, cut off Burma Road

1942-05-02

Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma

1942-05-03

Japanese troop attack Tulagi, Gavutu & Tanambogo, Solomon Islands during WWII

1942-05-04

Battle of Coral Sea begins in the Pacific (1st sea battle fought solely in air) between Japanese, US and Australian navies and air forces

1942-05-06

Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies

1942-05-07

Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion

1942-05-08

Aircraft carrier USS Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack in Coral Sea

1942-05-11

Japanese troops conquer Kalewa

1942-06-06

Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway

1942-06-06

Japanese troop land on Kiska, Aleutians

1942-06-07

Japanese troops lands on Attu, Aleutian Islands

1942-06-22

Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon

1942-08-18

Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japanese

1942-08-24

Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands between United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy

1942-09-01

US Federal judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans

1942-09-09

1st bombing on continental US soil at Mount Emily, Oregon during WWII by Japanese planes

1942-09-13

Battle of Edson's Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal

1942-09-14

Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal

1942-09-16

Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled

1942-10-12

US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance

1942-10-14

Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field, Guadalcanal

1942-11-11

Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java

1942-11-14

-Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)

1942-12-20

1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta

1942-12-27

1st Japanese women camp (Ambarawa) goes into use

1943-01-09

Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars

1943-01-23

Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured

1943-01-29

New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal

1943-02-09

Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific

1943-03-03

Battle of the Bismarck Sea during WWII: Australian and American airforces devastate Japanese navy convoy

1943-03-06

Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers

1943-04-05

Japanese troops conquer Indin

1943-05-14

Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.

1943-07-07

-10] Japanese premier Hideki Tojo visits Java

1943-10-03

Operations begin at PETA Java, defending (Japanese) fatherland

1943-11-23

US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japanese

1944-02-02

Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory

1944-02-14

Anti-Japanese revolt on Java

1944-04-01

Japanese troops conquer Jessami, Eastern India

1944-04-26

1st B-29 attacked by Japanese fighters, one fighter shot down

1944-05-27

Japanese advance in Hangkhou China

1944-06-11

15 US aircraft carriers attack Japanese bases on Marianas

1944-06-19

Japanese troops conquer Changsha China

1944-06-19

World War II: First day of the 2 day Battle of the Philippine Sea, US naval forces defeat Japanese fleet

1944-06-20

US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea

1944-07-04

1st Japanese kamikaze attack, US fleet near Iwo Jima

1944-07-07

Heavy Japanese counter offensive on Saipan

1944-07-08

Japanese kamakize attacks on US lines at Saipan

1944-07-19

Japanese aircraft carriers Taiho/Shokaku sinks in Marianas

1944-07-20

Japanese aircraft carrier Hijo sunk by US air attack

1944-07-20

US invades Japanese-occupied Guam

1944-07-21

US forces land on Guam to get rid of Japanese invaders

1944-07-23

US forces invade Japanese-held Tinian in WW II

1944-07-26

Japanese suicide attack on US lines in Guam

1944-07-27

US regains possession of Guam from Japanese

1944-08-10

US recaptures Guam from Japanese

1944-08-19

Last Japanese troops driven out of India

1944-10-24

US air raid on Japanese battleships/cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks

1944-10-25

Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink

1944-10-25

Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed

1944-12-13

Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138

1944-12-17

US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast, detainees released.

1944-12-31

Japanese army evacuates harbor city Akyab

1945-01-04

US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after Japanese kamikaze attack

1945-01-07

The last surface engagement between Allies and Japanese in the Pacific campaign, World War II

1945-01-25

Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths

1945-02-19

980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma

1945-02-19

US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines

1945-02-24

Manila freed from Japanese

1945-03-09

Japanese proclaim "independence" of Indo-China

1945-03-21

1st Japanese flying bombs (ochas) attack Okinawa

1945-03-23

Largest operation in Pacific War (WWII), 1,500 US Navy ships bomb Japanese island of Okinawa

1945-03-26

Japanese resistance ends on Iwo Jima

1945-03-27

Iwo Jima occupied, after 22,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed

1945-04-06

Japanese giant battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa

1945-04-07

US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato & four destroyers were sunk

1945-04-19

US aircraft carrier Franklin heavy damaged in Japanese air raid

1945-04-29

Japanese army evacuates Rangoon

1945-05-10

Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese

1945-06-21

US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II

1945-06-23

Last organized Japanese defiance broken (Tarakan)

1945-07-26

Declaration of Potsdam: US, Britain and China demand the Japanese surrender during WWII

1945-07-26

Japanese government disregards US ultimatum

1945-07-28

Japanese premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender

1945-07-29

After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine

1945-08-01

Japanese city Toyama destroyed by B-29's

1945-08-15

Victory over Japan Day, the Japanese surrender and the end of WWII is announced in Japan (due to time zones 14th Aug in the Americas)

1945-08-26

Japanese diplomats board USS Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II

1945-08-27

US troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender

1945-08-30

Hong Kong liberated from Japanese

1945-09-03

Japanese forces in Philippines surrender to Allies

1945-09-07

Japanese at Rioekioe-islands surrender

1945-09-08

US invades Japanese-held Korea

1945-09-08

Hideki Tojo, Japanese PM during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged

1945-09-09

Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies

1945-10-25

Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek

1946-04-10

1st election for Japanese Diet

1946-06-03

International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals

1946-11-03

Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution

1947-05-03

New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.

1947-05-07

General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution

1948-11-12

Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal

1951-03-20

Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.

1951-09-04

US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

1952-10-01

Liberal Party wins Japanese elections

1954-04-26

The Japanese film "Seven Samurai", starring Toshiro Mifune, is released

1954-09-26

Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die

1954-12-07

Japanese government of Joshida resigns

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

1959-08-24

Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)

1959-09-26

Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, causing the deaths of 4,580 people with 658 missing

1960-01-19

Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact

1960-03-28

Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals

1961-12-03

Anton Geesink becomes 1st non-Japanese judo world champion

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

1964-10-25

Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner

1965-08-15

Japanese community of SF holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues

1968-03-27

Japanese Trade & Cultural Center (Japan Center) dedicated in SF

1969-04-15

North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea

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.

1971-10-09

Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands

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.

1972-05-15

The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.

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

1976-07-27

Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested (Lockheed Affair)

1976-07-30

Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball

1976-12-25

Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier

1981-04-09

US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru

1982-08-18

Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.

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.

1983-11-11

President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature

1985-01-07

Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet

1985-08-12

Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)

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

1987-10-09

Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000

1988-06-06

George H W Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)

1988-08-04

Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II

1989-01-08

Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.

1989-12-25

Japanese scientist achieve -271.8°C, coldest temp ever recorded

1990-01-24

Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon

1990-11-11

Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams

1990-11-12

Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.

1991-06-03

Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history

1991-06-23

Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race

1992-01-08

George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap

1992-04-01

Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned

1992-06-11

Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group

1992-12-12

Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada

1993-06-14

Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth

1994-06-25

Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns

1994-08-28

1st Japanese gay pride parade

1994-10-28

Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time

1995-03-19

5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway

1995-05-16

Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier

1997-03-07

5 sue Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life

1997-04-22

The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.

1997-12-12

Japanese train builders (Maglev) claim world speed record at 332 MPH

2001-02-09

The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.

2001-03-19

The Bank of Japan issued a monetary policy known as quantitative easing, which stimulated the Japanese economy after the burst of the dot-com bubble.

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.

2012-06-29

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

2012-09-16

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

2012-09-26

Japanese automakers suspend operations in China

2012-09-27

The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed

2013-01-24

A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute

2016-03-10

Japanese memorials mark five-year tsunami anniversary

2017-04-12

Japanese, US navies plan joint show of force toward North Korea

2017-04-23

Japanese ships join US carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters

2017-08-19

Nervous Japanese hold drill in case N.Korea fires missiles over them

2017-12-09

Two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani agrees to sign with Angels

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Japanese - Birthdays
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Jimmu, Japanese emperor (d. 585 DC)

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1147-05-09

Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199)

1155-05-17

Jien, Japanese poet and historian (d. 1225)

1182-09-11

Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (d. 1204)

1192-09-17

Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)

1200-01-19

Dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto

1218-02-12

Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)

1239-12-17

Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)

1264-05-26

Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1326)

1276-10-19

Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1328)

1301-06-19

Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (d. 1333)

1330-07-04

Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (d. 1367)

1358-09-25

Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)

1394-07-12

Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)

1407-08-27

Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)

1434-03-19

Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1443)

1435-01-20

Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490)

1465-12-11

Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)

1466-09-09

Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (d. 1523)

1476-08-28

Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school)

1481-01-15

Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1511)

1493-10-14

Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)

1507-12-18

Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)

1514-03-08

Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1562)

1521-12-01

Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)

1530-02-18

Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578)

1533-02-09

Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)

1534-06-23

Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (d. 1582)

1535-08-21

Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)

1535-10-16

Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (d. 1585)

1536-03-31

Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (d. 1565)

1537-12-05

Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)

1538-01-15

Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)

1543-02-16

Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)

1546-12-22

Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1604)

1553-01-22

Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior (d. 1625)

1556-01-08

Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)

1561-12-07

Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (d. 1625)

1562-07-25

Kiyomasa Kato, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)

1571-05-11

Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (d. 1637)

1602-03-07

Kano Tanju, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits)

1604-08-12

Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)

1610-03-19

Hasegawa Tohaku, Japanese painter

1628-07-11

Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)

1646-02-23

Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)

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 (d. 1701)

1712-01-28

Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)

1714-11-25

Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)

1730-06-21

Norinaga Moto'ori, Japanese scientist

1737-06-20

Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese military (d. 1786)

1777-12-02

Henry Doeff, colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary)

1829-01-06

Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author

1829-06-06

Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (d. 1862)

1833-08-11

Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)

1835-05-31

Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese military leader (d. 1869)

1836-01-03

Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867)

1836-06-10

Yamaoka Tesshu, Japanese swordsman/master of kendo

1840-03-16

Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (d. 1931)

1841-10-16

Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai, Japanese Prime Minister and Resident-General of Korea (d. 1909)

1848-01-27

Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)

1854-11-03

Jokichi Takamine, Takaoka Toyama, Japanese-American Biochemist who isolated adrenalin (epinephrine), which causes the body to respond to emergencies, the first pure hormone isolated from natural sources

1858-01-25

Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese pearl farm pioneer (d. 1954)

1862-02-17

Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)

1865-03-01

Abe Iso, Japanese politician (d. 1949)

1865-08-15

Usui Mikao, Japanese founder of Reiki (d. 1926)

1868-04-12

Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese naval commander (d. 1918)

1868-11-10

Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1957)

1871-07-15

Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)

1871-07-18

Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (d. 1946)

1873-01-03

Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957)

1873-12-20

Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(d. 1948)

1875-09-12

Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (d. 1926)

1877-04-17

Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949)

1877-05-26

Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)

1878-09-22

Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese PM (most of 1946-54)

1883-12-14

Morihei Ueshiba "the founder" founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido

1884-04-04

Isoroku Yamamoto, admiral/supreme commander of Japanese fleet

1884-12-30

Tojo Hideki, Japanese PM during WW II

1885-01-25

Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poets and children's writers (d. 1942)

1885-01-27

Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)

1885-11-08

Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (d. 1946)

1886-01-28

Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)

1887-11-15

Hitoshi Asida, Japanese politician

1889-03-01

Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (d. 1960)

1889-08-19

Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese

1890-12-06

Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (d. 1951)

1892-01-02

Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)

1892-08-11

Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)

1892-09-09

Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (d. 1961)

1893-01-04

Yone Minagawa, Japanese, became worlds oldest living person January 29, 2007. (d. Aug. 13, 2007)

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)

1894-11-27

Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (d. 1989)

1897-03-04

Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball

1898-10-17

Shinichi Suzuki, Nagoya, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method)

1898-12-28

Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)

1900-01-01

Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (d. 1986)

1900-01-25

Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)

1900-02-11

Josei Toda, Japanese educator (d. 1958)

1901-03-27

Sato Eisaku, (Lib) Japanese PM (1964-72) (Nobel 1974)

1903-07-25

Ranko Sawa, Japanese Girls at the Harbor

1904-05-27

Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)

1909-10-20

Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (d. 1993)

1909-12-21

Seicho Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist (d. 1992)

1911-02-26

Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)

1911-05-07

Ishiro Honda, Japanese film director (d. 1993)

1911-12-09

Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese educator (d. 2007)

1914-03-26

Toru Kumon, Japanese educator (d. 1995)

1914-05-19

Go Seigen, Japanese Go player

1914-05-20

Hideko Maehata, Japanese swimmer (d. 1995)

1915-01-05

May Takasugi, Japanese War Bride

1915-03-31

Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese military man (d. 1997)

1915-06-05

Yukiko Inoue, Japanese Girls at the Harbor

1915-06-24

Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar

1916-02-14

Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)

1916-08-25

Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator (d. 2000)

1917-02-12

Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (d. 2006)

1917-12-24

Kim Jong-suk, Wife of Kim Il-sung, mother of Kim Jung-Il, "The Heroine of the Anti-Japanese Revolution" (d. 1949)

1918-05-04

Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking

1918-10-04

Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)

1920-03-23

Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach

1920-10-23

Ted Fujita, Japanese meteorologist (d. 1998)

1922-03-08

Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Mangaka

1922-05-15

Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun

1922-06-18

Donald L Keene, NYC, Japanese translator/critic

1922-08-20

Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japan, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart

1922-10-04

Shin Kyuk-Ho, Japanese businessman

1923-07-27

Masutatsu Oyama, Japanese Kyokushin founder (d. 1994)

1924-02-26

Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)

1924-11-13

Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (d. 1994)

1924-11-25

Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.

1926-06-15

Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (d. 2006)

1926-09-15

Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)

1927-11-12

Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician (d. 1958)

1928-01-02

Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer

1928-01-22

Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)

1928-06-26

Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor

1928-11-03

Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (d. 1989)

1929-03-29

Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japanese artist and writer

1929-12-12

Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician

1930-06-03

Ben Wada, Japanese television producers

1931-01-20

Sawako Ariyoshi, Japanese writer (Compound Pollution, Doctor's Wife)

1931-01-20

Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese songwriter and pianist (d. 1992)

1931-04-11

Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer

1931-11-29

Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor (d. 1997)

1932-01-30

Kazuo Inamori, Japanese business executive (Kyocera Ceramics Co)

1932-01-30

Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician

1932-02-09

Tatsuro Hirooka, Japanese baseball player

1932-09-30

Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo)

1932-10-06

Masami Taura, A Japanese Tragedy

1932-12-24

On Kawara, Japanese conceptual artist

1933-01-02

Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist

1933-04-10

Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author

1933-08-01

Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player

1933-08-09

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author

1933-12-01

Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoon artist (d. 1996)

1933-12-10

Mako, Japanese-born American actor (d. 2006)

1934-04-08

Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (d. 2007)

1934-06-18

Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese manga artist (d. 2004)

1934-12-28

Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (d. 1987)

1935-01-31

Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)

1935-09-14

Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist (d. 2008)

1935-11-28

Prince Hitachi, Japanese royalty

1936-01-21

Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)

1936-03-31

Dokumamushi Sandayu, Japanese actor

1936-08-20

Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1936-10-16

Akira Machida, Japanese judge

1936-10-17

Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist

1936-10-29

Akiko Kojima, Japanese model

1936-12-11

Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician

1937-07-14

Yoshiro Mori, Japanese politician

1937-07-14

Yoshiro Mori, Rick Stein and the Japanese Ambassador

1937-07-20

Ken Ogata, Japanese actor

1937-07-22

Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)

1938-01-23

Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 1999)

1938-01-25

Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author (d. 1998)

1938-07-09

Paul Seiko Chihara, Seattle Washington, US/Japanese composer

1938-09-03

Ryoji Noyori, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1938-09-08

Kenichi Horie, Japanese adventurer

1938-10-10

Moriyama Daido, Japanese photographer

1938-11-11

Haruhiro Yamashita, Japanese gymnast

1939-01-23

Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist

1939-02-27

Kenzo Takada, Japanese director (Dream After Dream)

1939-05-02

Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist

1939-09-06

Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1940-01-29

Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver

1941-01-05

Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese film maker

1941-02-12

Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)

1941-08-26

Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress

1941-09-10

Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)

1941-09-13

Tadao Ando, Japanese architect

1941-11-10

Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor (d. 1985)

1941-12-10

Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor

1942-01-08

Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician

1942-04-02

Hiroyuki Sakai, Japanese chef

1942-06-19

Yoshiji Nogami, Rick Stein and the Japanese Ambassador

1943-01-07

Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb (d. 1955)

1943-03-01

Akinori Nakayama, Japanese gymnast

1943-07-31

Sab Shimono, Japanese-American actor

1943-08-22

Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist

1944-05-06

Masanori Murakami, First Japanese baseball player in major leagues

1944-06-16

Takamiyama, [Jesse Kuhaulua], Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion

1945-03-18

Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer

1945-11-13

Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver

1945-12-16

Yukio Hattori, Japanese Iron Chef commentator

1945-9-03

Masumi Hayashi, An American History: Resettlement of Japanese Americans in Greater Cleveland

1946-03-10

Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver

1946-03-15

Masaharu Satō, Japanese seiyū

1946-04-04

Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist

1946-08-06

Masaaki Sakai, Japanese comedian

1946-09-09

Hayato Tani, Japanese actor

1946-10-10

Naoto Kan, Japanese politician

1947-01-24

Masashi Ozaki, Japanese golfer

1947-02-11

Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress

1947-03-06

Teru Miyamoto, Japanese author

1947-03-24

Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress

1947-04-17

Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player

1947-07-01

Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese racing driver

1947-07-09

Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician

1947-08-28

Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist

1947-08-31

Yumiko Ōshima, Japanese manga artist

1947-11-07

Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese professional baseball player

1948-01-31

Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician

1948-02-29

Jirō Akagawa, Japanese novelist

1948-05-11

Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician

1949-01-12

Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (d. 2007)

1949-01-12

Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist

1949-03-13

Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (d. 1974)

1949-09-14

Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer

1949-11-13

Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver

1949-11-27

Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver

1950-01-16

Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)

1950-02-16

Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese acid-folk singer

1950-02-20

Ken Shimura, Japanese performer and actor

1950-09-14

Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver

1950-10-12

Kaga Takeshi, Japanese actor

1950-11-27

Gran Hamada, Japanese professional wrestler

1950-12-06

Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer

1951-03-04

Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer

1951-04-02

Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist

1951-06-06

Noritake Takahara, Japanese racing driver

1951-06-11

Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese appropriation artist

1951-07-05

Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer

1951-08-08

Mamoru Oshii, Japanese film director

1951-08-28

Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer

1952-02-02

Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese professional wrestler

1952-05-02

Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress

1952-06-21

Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director

1952-07-20

Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress

1952-07-28

Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist

1952-11-16

Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer

1953-02-04

Kitaro, Japanese composer

1953-02-23

Satoru Nakajima, Japanese racing driver

1953-05-01

Sue Brooks, Japanese Story

1953-05-25

Stan Sakai, Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo)

1953-06-04

Susumu Ojima, Japanese entrepreneur (Huser)

1954-01-06

Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer

1954-01-27

Joko Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist

1954-02-11

Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer

1954-03-26

Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)

1954-04-02

Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician

1954-09-21

Shinzo Abe, Japanese politician

1954-11-03

Godzilla, Japanese monster (Godzilla)

1954-12-22

Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver

1955-01-20

Hiromi Ōta, Japanese singer

1955-01-27

Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver

1955-03-02

Shoko Asahara, [Chizuo Matsumoto], Japanese sect leader

1955-03-10

Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver

1955-03-16

Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer

1955-04-05

Akira Toriyama, Japanese manga artist

1955-05-26

Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef

1955-07-03

Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer

1955-08-13

Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver

1955-11-24

Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer

1955-12-21

Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese musician

1956-01-01

Kôji Yakusho, Japanese actor

1956-01-05

Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef

1956-01-30

Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver

1956-02-15

Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)

1956-02-26

Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer

1956-07-15

Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)

1956-08-31

Masashi Tashiro, Japanese television performer

1956-09-22

Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)

1957-04-04

Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star)

1957-04-23

Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer

1957-05-01

Ko Otani, Japanese composer

1957-06-10

Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect

1957-10-10

Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist

1957-12-15

Yuuichi Nagashima, Japanese voice actor

1958-03-01

Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor

1958-04-21

Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist

1958-05-10

Yu Suzuki, Japanese creator of Virtua Fighter series

1958-09-08

Mitsuru Miyamoto, Japanese voice actor

1958-10-01

Masato Nakamura, Japanese musician

1958-12-24

Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer

1959-01-04

Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist

1959-01-17

Momoe Yamaguchi, Japanese singer and actress

1959-02-03

Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)

1959-03-21

Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese composer

1959-08-01

Otomo Yoshihide, Japanese musician

1959-08-03

Koichi Tanaka, Japanese scientist, Nobel laureate

1959-08-11

Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese investor

1959-10-21

Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor

1959-12-26

Koji Morimoto, Japanese animated film director

1959-12-29

Ritsuko Okazaki, Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japanese singer-songwriter

1960-01-02

Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author

1960-03-12

Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer

1960-03-12

Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)

1960-05-22

Hideaki Anno, Japanese director

1960-06-23

Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese musician and programmer

1960-07-28

Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese mangaka of Captain Tsubasa and Hungry Heart Wild Striker

1960-08-13

Koji Kondo, Japanese composer

1960-08-24

Takashi Miike, Japanese filmmaker

1960-10-07

Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer

1960-12-18

Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist

1961-01-08

Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese creator of Yu-Gi-Oh

1961-02-22

Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist

1961-03-27

Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z)

1961-04-28

Futoshi Matsunaga, Japanese serial killer

1961-04-29

Fumihiko Tachiki, Japanese seiyū

1961-05-08

Akira Taue, Japanese professional wrestler

1961-06-15

Yoshimi Iwasaki, Japanese singer/actress

1961-07-19

Hideo Nakata, Japanese film director

1961-07-26

Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer

1961-09-13

KK Null, Japanese musician

1961-10-04

Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author

1961-10-20

Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress

1961-11-06

Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator

1961-11-29

Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese musician

1961-12-21

Ryuji Sasai, Japanese composer

1962-02-01

Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist

1962-03-02

Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer

1962-03-10

Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer

1962-03-18

Etsushi Toyokawa, Japanese actor

1962-04-12

Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler

1962-06-07

Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver

1962-06-18

Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler

1962-06-21

Takeshi Asami, Japanese racing driver

1962-08-29

Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer

1962-09-04

Shinya Yamanaka, Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japanese physician (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine)

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

1963-08-24

Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game director

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

1963-12-12

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

1964-09-15

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

1964-12-07

Tadao Uematsu, Japanese racing driver

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

1965-04-17

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

1965-08-05

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

1965-11-20

Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan)

1965-11-29

Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese musician (d. 1992)

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

1966-11-23

Jim Bacon, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - The Japanese Way

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

1967-03-15

Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist

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

1967-05-18

Ayumi Asakura, Go-Con! Japanese Love Culture

1967-06-15

Yūji Ueda, Japanese voice actor

1967-07-31

Mitsuo Iwata, Japanese seiyū

1967-07-31

Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (d. 2005)

1967-08-22

Yukiko Okada, Japanese singer (d. 1986)

1967-09-16

Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka

1967-10-19

Yoko Shimomura, Japanese composer

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

1968-03-10

Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler

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

1968-07-05

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

1968-08-24

Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler

1968-08-25

Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer and composer

1968-10-29

Tsunku, Japanese music producer

1968-11-12

Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer

1969-01-15

Raegan Butcher, The Year of My Japanese Cousin

1969-01-21

Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist

1969-01-27

Cornelius, Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar)

1969-01-29

Hyde, Japanese singer

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

1969-05-05

Mark Blaney, Japanese Story

1969-05-15

Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player

1969-05-21

Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress

1969-05-22

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Japanese Prime Minister Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

1969-06-03

Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician

1969-06-29

Toru Hashimoto, Japanese politician

1969-07-08

Sugizo Japanese guitarist and singer

1969-07-18

Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler

1969-08-08

Dick Togo, Japanese professional wrestler

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

1969-10-30

Masanori Hikichi, Japanese composer

1969-11-17

Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor

1969-12-29

Allan McNish, The Japanese Grand Prix: Free Practice 1

1970-01-07

Taketoshi Nagahori, Go-Con! Japanese Love Culture

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

1970-08-03

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

1970-09-29

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

1971-02-14

Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer

1971-02-28

Junya Nakano, Japanese composer

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

1971-04-25

Tomoko Kawakami, (Voice Actress), Japanese Seiyuu

1971-05-18

Nobuteru Taniguchi, Japanese racing driver

1971-06-04

Shoji Meguro, Japanese composer

1971-06-05

Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver

1971-06-28

Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality

1971-09-01

Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese composer

1971-09-13

Manabu Namiki, Japanese composer

1971-09-20

Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer

1971-11-16

Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka

1971-12-06

Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese seiyuu

1971-12-18

Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer

1971-12-23

Masayoshi Yamazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter

1972-01-17

Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter

1972-01-21

Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer

1972-01-22

Romi Paku, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)

1972-01-24

Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer

1972-02-01

Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d.1999)

1972-02-05

Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian

1972-02-14

Hiroshi, Japanese comedian

1972-02-17

Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)

1972-03-10

Takashi Fujii, Japanese television performer

1972-03-29

Junichi Suwabe, Japanese voice actor

1972-05-09

Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist

1972-05-29

Közi, Japanese visual kei artist

1972-05-30

Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese seiyuu

1972-06-09

Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress

1972-07-08

Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor

1972-07-19

Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer

1972-07-24

Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler

1972-07-27

Takako Fuji, Japanese actress

1972-08-05

Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler

1972-08-18

Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer

1972-08-19

Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer

1972-09-08

Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor

1972-10-29

Takafumi Horie, Japanese entrepreneur

1972-11-13

Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor

1972-11-29

Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler

1973-01-26

Mayu Shinjo, Japanese mangaka

1973-02-01

Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress

1973-03-01

Ryuta Kawabata, Go-Con! Japanese Love Culture

1973-04-06

Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer

1973-04-16

Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer

1973-04-17

Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler

1973-05-08

Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist

1973-05-16

Gotaro Tsunashima, Japanese Story

1973-06-19

Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player

1973-07-04

Gackt, Japanese singer

1973-07-04

Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver

1973-07-07

Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka

1973-07-17

Kazuhito Kosaka, Go-Con! Japanese Love Culture

1973-08-14

Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer

1973-09-03

Norihiko Hibino, Japanese composer

1973-09-09

Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player

1973-09-18

Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)

1973-10-03

Keiko Agena, Japanese-American actress

1973-10-13

Nanako Matsushima, Japanese actress

1973-10-22

Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player

1973-10-26

Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestle

1973-11-19

Ryukishi07, Japanese mystery writer

1973-11-19

Takashi Matsumoto, Japanese photographer and business person

1973-12-19

Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor

1974-01-10

Akari Kaida, Japanese composer

1974-02-12

Toranosuke Takagi, Japanese race car driver

1974-02-17

Kaoru, Japanese musician

1974-05-05

Seiji Ara, Japanese racing driver

1974-05-24

Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player

1974-06-12

Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player

1974-06-13

Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor

1974-07-25

Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler

1974-08-28

Takahito Eguchi, Japanese composer

1974-08-29

Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer

1974-09-23

Harumi Inoue, Japanese actress and model

1974-10-08

Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower

1974-10-26

LISA, Japanese musician

1974-11-08

Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author

1974-11-08

Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author

1974-11-24

Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor

1974-12-04

Tadahito Iguchi, Japanese baseball player

1974-12-20

Die, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)

1974-12-27

Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor

1974-12-31

Ryan Sakoda, Japanese American professional wrestler

1975-01-01

Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist

1975-01-06

Yukana, Japanese seiyū

1975-01-21

Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver

1975-01-30

Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi)

1975-02-06

Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer

1975-02-10

Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese born baseball player

1975-02-16

Nanase Aikawa, Japanese singer

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

1975-07-11

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

1975-11-22

Aiko, Japanese singer

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

1976-06-02

Aaron Chmielowiec, 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience

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

1976-11-08

Ryoji Ando, Go-Con! Japanese Love Culture

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 Formula One driver

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

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

1977-10-25

Anita Rani, No Sex Please, We're Japanese

1977-11-30

Kazumi Saitoh, Japanese baseball player

1977-12-20

Nick Marcotti, Japanese Soup Torture

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

1978-07-28

Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer/songwriter

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)

1978-12-15

Reiko Yamaguchi, The Japanese Wife Next Door

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

1979-01-23

Maki Nishiguchi, Go-Con! Japanese Love Culture

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

1980-02-24

Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler

1980-03-19

Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer

1980-03-31

Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actor

1980-04-01

Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress

1980-04-11

Keiji Tamada, Japanese footballer

1980-04-25

Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese basaball player

1980-05-13

Waka Inoue, Japanese gravure idol and actress

1980-06-17

Kimeru, Japanese singer

1980-06-25

Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress

1980-07-18

Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer

1980-09-02

Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver

1980-09-04

Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese singer

1980-09-06

Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer

1980-09-08

Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer

1980-09-13

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player

1980-11-18

Junichi Okada, Japanese singer (V6)

1980-11-26

Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor

1980-12-05

Shizuka Ito, Japanese voice actress (seiyū)

1980-12-25

Reika Hashimoto, Japanese actress

1981-01-06

Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress

1981-03-05

Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor

1981-05-08

Yasuko Tajima, Japanese swimmer

1981-05-12

Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer

1981-06-08

Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actor

1981-07-14

Yomi, Japanese vocalist (Nightmare)

1981-08-05

Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer

1981-08-08

Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress

1981-08-10

Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer

1981-09-14

Miyavi, Japanese singer and actor

1981-09-22

Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer, dancer, actor (Kanjani8)

1981-10-04

Juka, Japanese singer

1982-01-25

Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer and actor

1982-02-08

Satomi Kōrogi, Japanese voice actress

1982-02-08

Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor

1982-02-09

Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer

1982-03-07

Erika Yamakawa, Japanese talent

1982-03-27

Kurara Chibana, Japanese beauty queen, first runner-up Miss Universe 2006

1982-03-29

Hideaki Takizawa, Japanese artist

1982-04-03

Kasumi Nakane, Japanese gravure idol

1982-05-13

Yoko Kumada, Japanese gravure idol

1982-05-14

Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer

1982-05-15

Tatsuya Fujiwara, Japanese actor

1982-05-26

Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model

1982-06-22

Steve Yano, An American History: Resettlement of Japanese Americans in Greater Cleveland

1982-07-09

Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver

1982-08-01

Ai Tominaga, Sagamihara, Japanese model and actress

1982-09-03

Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model

1982-09-09

Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer and songwriter

1982-09-12

Nana Ozaki, Japanese model

1982-09-14

Hiroki Narimiya, Japanese actor

1982-09-22

Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer

1982-10-10

Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver

1982-10-27

Takashi Tsukamoto, Japanese actor

1982-10-28

Mai Kuraki, Japanese singer

1982-11-02

Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress, model and singer

1982-11-06

Sowelu, Japanese pop singer

1982-11-13

Koda Kumi, Japanese singer

1982-12-24

Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer and actor

1982-12-26

Oguri Shun, Japanese Actor/Model

1983-01-01

Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model

1983-01-19

Hikaru Utada, American-born Japanese singer and songwriter

1983-01-20

Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

1983-02-19

Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer/actress

1983-04-29

Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese gravure idol and actress

1983-06-08

Mamoru Miyano, Japanese seiyuu

1983-06-17

Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor

1983-07-12

Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer

1983-08-30

Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor

1983-09-04

Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese idol, (member of KAT-TUN)

1983-09-20

Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress

1983-10-03

Hiroki Suzuki, Japanese actor

1983-10-04

Risa Kudo, Japanese gravure idol

1983-10-04

Ueda Tatsuya, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)

1983-10-20

Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor

1983-11-01

Yuko Ogura, Japanese model

1983-12-11

Yoh Miyamori, Japanese musician (Orange Range)

1984-02-17

Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor and seiyuu

1984-02-21

Karina, Japanese model and actress

1984-03-04

Ai Iwamura, Japanese actress

1984-03-06

Becky, Japanese-British entertainer

1984-03-11

Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer

1984-03-13

Yuuka Nanri, Japanese seiyū

1984-04-13

Hiro Mizushima, Japanese actor

1984-05-01

Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese musician (NEWS)

1984-07-04

Akanishi Jin, Japanese singer

1984-07-11

Hitomi Hyuga, Japanese actress

1984-07-16

Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver

1984-07-17

Asami Kimura, Japanese singer (Country Musume)

1984-08-09

Saori Horii, Japanese gravure idol

1984-08-20

Mirai Moriyama, Japanese actor

1984-10-07

Ikuta Toma, Japanese Singer/Actor

1984-10-10

Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress

1984-10-13

Misono, Japanese singer (formerly Day After Tomorrow)

1984-10-24

Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer

1984-11-03

Ryo Nishikido, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS (band) and Kanjani8)

1984-11-18

Ryohei Chiba, Japanese singer w-inds.

1985-01-11

Rie fu, Japanese singer

1985-01-11

Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese racing driver

1985-01-17

Riyu Kosaka, Japanese singer BeForU

1985-01-19

Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

1985-02-06

Joji Kato, Japanese speedskater

1985-02-14

Natsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol

1985-03-05

Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor

1985-03-24

Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and model

1985-04-09

Yamashita Tomohisa, Japanese singer News

1985-04-12

Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer

1985-05-05

Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese actress, illustrator and singer

1985-05-08

Mashio Miyazaki, Japanese actress

1985-05-11

Sifow (Shiho Fujita), Japanese pop star and business woman

1985-06-22

Rosa Kato, Italian-Japanese model and actress

1985-06-24

Yukina Shirakawa, Japanese gravure idol

1985-07-03

Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor.

1985-07-11

Aki Maeda, Japanese actress

1985-07-22

Akira Tozawa, Japanese professional wrestler

1985-08-17

Yū Aoi, Japanese actress

1985-09-14

Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer

1985-09-23

Maki Goto, Japanese pop singer

1985-10-01

Ryo Miyamori, Japanese singer

1985-10-08

Eiji Wentz, German-Japanese entertainer

1985-11-05

Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)

1985-11-29

Taguchi Junnosuke, Japanese idol (KAT-TUN)

1985-12-14

Nonami Takizawa, Japanese actress

1985-12-14

Ren Yagami, Japanese actor and singer

1985-12-16

Keita Tachibana, member of Japanese boy band w-inds.

1985-12-17

Ryuichi Ogata, member of Japanese boy band w-inds.

1985-12-26

Yuu Shirota, Japanese Idol

1986-01-05

Teppei Koike, Japanese actor and singer

1986-02-10

Yui Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model

1986-02-19

Reon Kadena, Japanese model/actress

1986-02-23

Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese pop star (KAT-TUN)

1986-02-26

Crystal Kay, Japanese singer

1986-03-13

Chiaki Kyan, Japanese gravure idol

1986-03-24

Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver

1986-03-30

Beni Arashiro, Japanese singer

1986-04-08

Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer

1986-04-14

Anne Watanabe, Japanese model

1986-05-25

Juri Ueno, Japanese actress

1986-06-25

Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer

1986-07-04

Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer

1986-07-23

Ayaka Komatsu, Japanese model and actress

1986-08-11

Kaori Fukuhara, Japanese voice actress

1986-08-19

Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player

1986-08-22

Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese actress

1986-09-10

Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol

1986-09-13

Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese racing driver

1986-09-14

Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

1986-09-19

Ken Gushi, Japanese racing driver

1986-09-24

Leah Dizon, model, singer and Japanese television

1986-10-01

Sayaka, Japanese singer

1986-11-16

Saeko, Japanese actress

1986-12-10

Ryoichi Tsukada, Japanese acrobat

1987-02-24

Mayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model

1987-02-24

Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress

1987-03-25

Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater

1987-03-26

Yui, Japanese musician

1987-05-02

Nana Kitade, Japanese singer

1987-06-03

Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress

1987-06-11

TiA, Japanese R&B singer

1987-06-29

Yasuka Saitou, Japanese actor

1987-07-11

Shigeaki Kato, Japanese idol singer (NEWS)

1987-10-01

Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor, singer

1987-10-08

Aya Hirano, Japanese Seiyuu

1987-10-29

Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer

1987-11-11

Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS and Tegomass)

1987-12-18

Miki Andō, Japanese figure skater

1987-12-18

Ayaka, Japanese singer

1988-02-07

Ai Kago, Japanese singer

1988-02-15

Hironori Kusano, Japanese Idol

1988-06-01

Nami Tamaki, Japanese pop singer

1988-06-11

Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress and model

1988-06-15

Miku Ishida, Japanese teen idol

1988-08-17

Erika Toda, Japanese actress

1988-10-06

Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress

1988-10-20

Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

1988-11-10

Chisaki Hama, former Japanese actress and model

1988-11-26

Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model

1988-12-23

Eri Kamei, Japanese singer

1989-04-08

Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer

1989-07-13

Sayumi Michishige, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

1989-08-03

Jules Bianchi, The Japanese Grand Prix

1989-11-11

Reina Tanaka, Japanese pop singer

1990-02-04

Haruka Tomatsu, Japanese Seiyū

1990-04-05

Haruma Miura, Japanese Actor

1990-09-19

Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress

1990-09-25

Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater

1990-11-15

Kanata Hongō, Japanese actor

1991-01-08

Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer

1991-03-15

Kie Kitano, Japanese actress

1991-05-24

Erika Umeda, Japanese singer

1991-06-30

Kaho, Japanese actress

1991-08-05

Esteban Gutiérrez, The Japanese Grand Prix: Qualifying

1992-01-12

Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol

1992-02-07

Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer

1992-03-06

Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer

1992-07-15

Koharu Kusumi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

1992-08-18

Riko Narumi, Japanese actress

1992-08-25

Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer

1993-05-10

Mirai Shida, Japanese actress

1993-08-03

Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer

1993-08-05

Suzuka Ōgo, Japanese actress

1993-09-03

Rina Koike, Japanese junior idol

1993-11-15

Saaya Irie, Japanese Actress, singer

1993-11-30

Yuuri Chinen, Japanese singer

1994-04-04

Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer

1994-04-12

Airi Suzuki, Japanese singer

1995-08-24

Runa Tsukishima, Japanese child model

1996-02-07

Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer

1999-07-01

Victor Hjertebjerg Hogue, Father of Four - In Japanese Mode

Japanese - Notable Weddings

George TakeiSep 14, 2008

Japanese - Weddings
Date Event
1993-06-09

Japanese crown prince Naruhito weds Masaka Owada

2007-02-17

Japanese actress Noria Fujiwara weds comedian Tomonori at Jinnai Ikuta Shrine in Kobe, Japan

2008-09-14

Actor George Takei (68) weds Brad Altman at Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles

Japanese - Notable Deaths

Toshiro MifuneDec 24, 1997

Akira KurosawaSep 6, 1998

Japanese - Deaths
Date Event
1160-02-11

Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123)

1181-03-21

Taira Kiyomori, Japanese Feudal general (b. 1118)

1189-05-17

Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159)

1199-02-09

Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1147)

1204-08-14

Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (b. 1182)

1219-02-13

Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1192)

1225-10-28

Jien, Japanese poet and historian (b. 1155)

1227-08-01

Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)

1253-09-22

Dogen Kigen, 1st Zen patriarch of Japanese Soto line, dies at 53

1256-06-13

Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)

1256-09-01

Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (b. 1218)

1256-10-14

Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (b. 1239)

1274-09-02

Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)

1282-10-13

Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)

1326-11-25

Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (b. 1264)

1328-11-16

Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1276)

1333-09-25

Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (b. 1301)

1358-06-07

Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese shogun (b. 1305)

1367-12-28

Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330)

1384-06-08

Kanami, Japanese actor (b. 1333)

1408-05-31

Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1358)

1425-03-17

Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (b. 1407)

1428-02-03

Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)

1441-07-12

Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)

1443-08-16

Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)

1489-04-26

Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)

1490-01-27

Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (b. 1435)

1511-09-06

Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1481)

1520-06-24

Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1489)

1523-05-23

Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)

1531-07-17

Hosokawa Takakuni, Japanese military commander (b. 1484)

1546-01-21

Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)

1550-05-20

Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510)

1551-04-21

Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)

1551-09-30

Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)

1553-02-25

Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga (suicide) (b. 1492)

1556-05-28

Saitō Dōsan, Japanese daimyo (b. 1494?)

1560-06-12

Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)

1560-06-12

Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)

1562-01-09

Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1514)

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 shogun (b. 1536)

1568-10-28

Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)

1568-12-31

Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)

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 (b. 1559)

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)

1597-10-09

Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1537)

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 (b. 1538)

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

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)

1619-08-30

Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1535)

1623-03-19

Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1556)

1625-04-27

Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior (b. 1553)

1625-10-22

Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (b. 1561)

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 (b. 1576)

1645-06-13

Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman

1674-11-04

Kano Tanjoe, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits), dies at 72

1691-11-14

Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)

1694-10-12

Matsuo Basho, greatest Japanese haiku poet, dies

1701-01-14

Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (b. 1628)

1701-04-21

Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (b. 1667)

1703-05-01

Kiva Yoshinaka, Japanese monarch, murdered

1708-10-24

Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician

1709-02-19

Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646)

1714-10-05

Kaibara Ekiken, Japanese philosopher (b. 1630)

1716-06-02

Ogata Korin, Japanese painter

1725-06-29

Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (b. 1657)

1761-07-13

Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (b. 1712)

1775-10-02

Chiyo-ni, Japanese poet (b. 1703)

1783-11-23

Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)

1784-12-25

Yosa Buson, Japanese painter (b. 1716)

1801-11-05

Norinaga Moto'ori, Japanese scientist, dies

1828-05-28

Daikokuya Kōdayū, Japanese castaway (b. 1751)

1835-10-19

Henry Doeff, translator (Dutch-Japanese dictionary), dies at 57

1849-05-10

Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, dies at 89

1858-10-12

Ando Hiroshige, Japanese painter, dies at 61

1862-08-10

Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (b. 1829)

1864-08-12

Sakuma Shōzan, Japanese reformer (b. 1811)

1865-03-20

Keisuke Yamanami, Japanese samurai (b. 1833)

1865-06-03

Okada Izō, Japanese samurai (b. 1838)

1868-07-19

Soji Okita, Japanese samurai, 1st Captain of the Shinsengumi (b. 1842 or 1844)

1878-05-14

Ookubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, samurai, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration (b. 1830)

1881-06-03

Japanese giant salamander, dies in Dutch zoo at 55; oldest amphibian

1909-10-26

Itō Horiboemi, Japanese samurai, statesman and four time Prime Minister of Japan, assassinated by a Korean nationalist aged 68

1912-04-13

Ishikawa Takuboku, Japanese author (b. 1886)

1912-09-13

Maresuke Nogi, Japanese general (b. 1849)

1916-12-09

Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)

1922-07-22

Jokichi Takamine, Japanese chemist (b. 1854)

1926-09-11

Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (b. 1875)

1927-07-24

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)

1929-09-29

Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron/general/premier (1927-29), dies at 66

1931-06-13

Shibasaburo Kitasato, Japanese physician (b. 1851)

1931-11-11

Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1840)

1932-02-09

Junnosuke Inouye, Japanese minister of Finance, murdered

1932-03-05

Takuma Dan, Japanese baron/financier/industrial, murdered

1934-05-30

Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (b. 1848)

1938-11-20

Enzo Matsunaga, Japanese writer (b. 1895)

1939-09-07

Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)

1941-12-07

Iida, Japanese pilot/lt, dies in battle at 28

1941-12-07

Notable casualties of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

1941-12-07

Mervyn S. Bennion, United States Navy Captain, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1887)

1941-12-07

Herbert C. Jones, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1918)

1941-12-07

Thomas J. Reeves, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1895)

1941-12-07

Franklin Van Valkenburgh, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1888)

1942-08-21

Kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies

1943-04-18

I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies

1944-03-31

Mineichi Koga, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies

1944-11-20

Sekio Nishina, Japanese inventor (kaiten-suicide submarine), dies at 21

1945-06-22

Isamu Tsjo, Japanese chief-staff 32nd Army, commits harakiri

1945-06-23

Lt Gen Ushijima, Japanese commander, commits suicide at Okinawa

1945-08-15

Korechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (b. 1887)

1945-08-16

Takijiro Ohnishi, led Japanese kamikaze pilots (harakiri), dies

1945-12-16

Fumimaro Konu, Japanese prince/PM (1937-39, 40-41), commits harakiri

1946-02-23

Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (hanged) (b. 1885)

1946-06-12

Count Hisaichi Terauchi, Japanese fieldmarshal, dies

1946-12-07

Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (b. 1871)

1947-06-18

Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (b. 1898)

1948-08-10

Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(b. 1873)

1948-12-21

Seishiro Itagaki, Japanese General/min of War, hanged

1949-01-25

Makino Nobuaki, Japanese statesman (b. 1861)

1951-01-10

Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)

1953-05-28

Hori Tatsuo, Japanese writer (b. 1904)

1954-09-21

Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor (b. 1858)

1956-08-24

Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)

1957-01-25

Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)

1957-01-25

Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist and Minister of Commerce and Industry (b. 1873)

1957-04-26

Gichin Funakoshi, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo (b. 1868)

1957-09-22

Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)

1958-04-02

Josei Toda, Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (b. 1900)

1959-06-20

Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese politician, dies at 71

1959-12-21

Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, restaurateur and ceramicist (b. 1883)

1960-04-23

Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer/writer, dies at 71

1960-10-12

Inejiro Asanuma, leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61

1960-12-26

Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (b. 1889)

1961-10-18

Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1892)

1962-09-06

Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)

1962-09-07

Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)

1963-12-12

Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)

1965-07-28

Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)

1965-07-30

Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79

1966-11-02

Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89

1968-01-30

Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81

1969-04-26

Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883)

1970-01-25

Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901)

1970-11-25

Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45

1972-04-02

Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese Martial Arts Grandmaster (b. 1887)

1972-04-16

Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72

1973-01-24

Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)

1974-03-24

Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79

1974-06-02

Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (b. 1949)

1975-05-30

Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist (b. 1908)

1976-01-19

Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)

1979-07-08

Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1906)

1980-09-20

Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925)

1985-01-01

Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905)

1985-05-02

Milton S. Eisenhower, Japanese Relocation

1986-02-21

Shigechiyo Izumi, Japanese sugarcane farmer, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but now disputed (b. 1865)

1986-04-08

Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (b. 1967)

1986-07-31

Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (b. 1900)

1987-07-17

Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)

1988-12-25

Ooka Shohei, Japanese novelist (b. 1909)

1989-02-09

Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (b. 1928)

1989-04-27

Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (b. 1894)

1989-11-06

Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)

1990-01-20

Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies

1990-05-12

Chen Kenmin, Japanese chef (b. 1912)

1990-07-23

Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese development of television (b. 1899)

1990-08-26

Minoru Honda, Japanese astronomer (b. 1913)

1991-01-29

Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies

1991-06-03

Takeshi Nagata, Japanese geophysicist (b. 1913)

1991-07-11

Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese interpreter (Satanic Verses), murdered

1992-04-02

Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)

1992-04-25

Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese rock artist, dies at 26 of pulmonary edema

1992-08-15

Osamu Inaba, Japanese min of justice, dies

1993-01-22

Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68

1993-01-30

Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88

1993-02-28

Ishiro Honda, Japanese director/producer (Godzilla), dies at 81

1993-03-16

Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86

1993-04-18

Masahiko Kimura, Japanese judoka (b. 1917)

1993-07-10

Masugi Ibuse, Japanese author (Kuroi ame (Black rain)), dies at 95

1993-10-20

Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (b. 1909)

1993-11-14

Sanzo Nosaka, co-founder of Japanese Communist Party (1922), dies

1994-04-26

Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate (b. 1927)

1994-07-14

Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide

1994-11-13

Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)

1995-07-30

Charles James Dunn, japanese scholar, dies at 80

1996-01-07

Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (b. 1911)

1996-09-23

Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1933)

1996-09-29

Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer ("Sea & Poison", "Silence"), dies at 73

1997-06-21

Shintaro Katsu, Japanese entertainer (b. 1931)

1997-07-23

Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (b. 1904)

1997-12-22

Juzo Itami, Japanese director, commits suicide at 64

1997-12-24

Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor (Shogun), dies at 77

1997-12-30

Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese novelist (b. 1926)

1998-01-09

Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79

1998-05-02

Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (b. 1964)

1998-05-19

Sōsuke Uno, Japanese prime minister (b. 1922)

1998-09-06

Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (b. 1910)

1998-09-27

Narita Bryan, Japanese racehorse (b. 1991)

1998-11-19

Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)

1999-01-31

Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler

1999-06-21

Kami, Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)

1999-07-16

Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)

1999-10-03

Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921)

2000-09-22

Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator, (b. 1916)

2000-10-31

Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)

2001-04-14

Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)

2001-12-29

Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)

2003-01-11

Ranko Sawa, Japanese Girls at the Harbor

2003-01-12

Kinji Fukasaku, Japanese director (b. 1930)

2003-04-20

Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)

2004-02-27

Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (b. 1928)

2004-05-05

Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1959)

2004-12-07

Steve Yano, An American History: Resettlement of Japanese Americans in Greater Cleveland

2005-03-15

Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)

2005-03-22

Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect (b. 1913)

2005-04-20

Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist (b. 1904)

2005-11-06

Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (b. 1967)

2006-02-08

Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (b. 1914)

2006-05-06

Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (b. 1926)

2006-05-07

Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (b. 1943)

2006-05-10

Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)

2006-05-30

Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (b. 1926)

2006-07-21

Mako, Japanese-born American actor (b. 1933)

2006-08-17

Masumi Hayashi, An American History: Resettlement of Japanese Americans in Greater Cleveland

2006-10-30

Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright (b. 1914)

2006-12-25

Hiroaki Hidaka, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)

2007-02-02

Masao Takemoto, Japanese gymnast (b. 1919)

2007-02-12

May Takasugi, Japanese War Bride

2007-05-03

Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (b. 1932)

2007-05-27

Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (b. 1967)

2007-05-28

Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician (b. 1945)

2007-06-02

Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (b. 1949)

2007-07-18

Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)

2007-08-09

Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart, dies at 84

2007-08-13

Yone Minagawa, Japanese woman, oldest person (114) (b. 1893)

2007-08-28

Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1929)

2007-09-27

Kenji Nagai, Japanese photojournalist (b. 1957)

2007-10-07

Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)

2007-10-12

Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (b. 1934)

2007-11-13

Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player (b. 1937)

2008-06-17

Tsutomu Miyazaki, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)

2008-06-18

Miyuki Kanbe, Japanese actor (b. 1984)

2008-08-02

Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1935)

2008-09-07

Nagi Noda, Japanese pop artist and director (b. 1973)

2008-10-10

Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (b. 1947)

2008-11-30

Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (Loudness) (b. 1958)

2009-01-03

Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician (b. 1969)

2009-03-25

Kosuke Koyama, Japanese theologian (b. 1929)

2009-06-13

Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1962)

2009-06-19

Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian (b. 1895)

2009-11-28

Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)

2010-01-04

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)

2010-01-17

Daisuke Gouri, Japanese seiyu (b. 1952)

2010-02-26

Nujabes, Japanese Hip Hop producer and inspiration to many around the world.

2010-03-04

Tetsuo Kondo, Japanese politician (b. 1929)

2010-08-24

Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director (b. 1963)

2010-09-01

Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)

2010-09-05

Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)

2011-08-04

Naoki Matsuda, Japanese Soccer player (b. 1977)

2011-09-21

Jun Henmi, Japanese writer and poet (b. 1939)

2012-02-21

Eiko Ishioka, Japanese Costume designer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 74

2012-11-19

Yukiko Inoue, Japanese Girls at the Harbor

2013-01-15

Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director and screen writer, dies at 80

2013-01-26

Hiroshi Nakajima, Japanese doctor, dies at 84

2013-02-09

Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist, dies at 99

2015-07-17

Jules Bianchi, The Japanese Grand Prix

2016-06-24

Japanese creator of Othello board game dies aged 83

2017-02-12

Japanese manga artist Jiro Taniguchi dies aged 69

2017-02-23

Cult Japanese Helmer Seijun Suzuki Dies Aged 93

2018-04-06

Japanese animation pioneer Isao Takahata dies aged 82


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