Today in Japan History
Events 1 - 100 of 745
0660-02-11 BC - Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu
0607-08-01 - Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
0663-08-27 - Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage the combined naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; the outcome is a significant Tang-Silla victory, while the Japanese would not attempt another invasion of Korea until the Japanese invasions of Korea of the late 16th century.
0708-08-29 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
0781-07-31 - The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
0794-10-22 - Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
0794-11-18 - Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto
1156-07-11 - Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan.
1180-09-14 - Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
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).
1188-03-21 - Accession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku.
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
1280-07-27 - Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple arrives in Japan from China
1281-08-14 - Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan
1293-05-20 - Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1308-12-28 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins.
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)
1549-07-27 - Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reached Japan.
1549-08-15 - Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: July 22, 1549).
1573-01-25 - Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
1582-06-21 - The Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan.
1586-12-17 - Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.
1590-08-30 - Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
1592-05-29 - At the Battle of Sacheon, the Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin, repels a Japanese army that outnumbers it nearly 3 to 1.
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.
1600-10-20 - Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's rulers (shoguns)
1609-04-05 - Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
1615-06-04 - Siege of Osaka Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
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.
1689-07-01 - Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan
1700-01-26 - The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
1707-12-16 - Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
1793-04-01 - Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000
1828-12-28 - 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
1853-07-03 - Commodore Matthew Perry reach Japan
1853-07-09 - Adm Perry & US Navy visit Japan
1853-07-14 - Commodore Perry requests trade relations with Japan
1853-08-08 - Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki Japan
1854-03-08 - US Commodore Matthew C Perry's 2nd trip to Japan
1854-03-31 - Treaty of Kanagawa: Commodore Perry forces Japan to opens ports to US
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
1858-08-18 - Netherlands & Japan sign trade agreement
1859-08-28 - A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far afield as Japan.
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).
1864-07-08 - The Shinsengumi sabotage the Choshu-han shishi's planned attack on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. This event is known as Ikedaya Jiken.
1864-09-05 - British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
1867-02-03 - Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)
1867-10-14 - 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan
1868-01-03 - Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors
1868-04-11 - The Shogunate is abolished in Japan.
1868-05-14 - Japanese Boshin War: end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō.
1869-05-04 - The Naval Battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.
1869-05-18 - Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan.
1869-08-15 - The Meiji government in Japan establishes six new ministries, including one for Shinto.
1869-09-10 - Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan
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
1874-08-05 - Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England.
1875-08-22 - The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
1876-06-15 - Tsunami's after earthquake floods NE coast of Japan, kills 28,000
1877-09-24 - Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
1882-08-05 - Martial law is imposed in Japan.
1885-02-09 - 1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii
1885-08-14 - Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
1885-12-22 - Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, became the first Prime Minister of Japan.
1888-07-15 - Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years
1889-02-11 - Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890
1890-09-19 - Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540
1891-10-28 - Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300
1893-01-01 - Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
1893-07-15 - Commodore Perry arrives in Japan
1894-06-30 - Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
1894-07-16 - Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England
1894-09-15 - Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
1895-04-17 - Treaty of Shimonoseki signed, ends 1st Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)
1895-05-08 - China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
1895-10-21 - The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.
1896-06-15 - Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured, with 13,000 houses destroyed
1897-03-29 - Japan adopts Gold Standard
1898-01-12 - Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
1900-08-20 - Japan's primary school law is amended to provide for four years of mandatory schooling.
1904-02-06 - Russian-Japanese war began
1904-02-08 - Russo-Japanese War begins
1904-02-09 - Japan declares war on Russia
1904-02-10 - Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
1904-08-10 - Japanese fleet defeat Russians off Port Arthur
Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,081
0711-02-13 BC - Jimmu, Japanese emperor (d. 585 DC)
0786-09-07 - Emperor Saga, 52nd Emperor of Japan (d. 842)
0867-05-05 - Uda, Emperor of Japan (d. 931)
0885-01-18 - Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
0926-06-02 - Murakami, Emperor of Japan (d. 967)
0976-02-05 - Sanjō, Emperor of Japan (d. 1017)
1008-10-12 - Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (d. 1036)
1009-12-14 - Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)
1025-08-28 - Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
1034-09-03 - Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (d. 1073)
1053-07-07 - Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
1079-08-08 - Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
1103-02-24 - Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
1119-07-07 - Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
1127-10-18 - Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1192)
1139-06-16 - Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)
1143-07-31 - Emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)
1147-05-09 - Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199)
1155-05-17 - Jien, Japanese poet and historian (d. 1225)
1161-09-23 - Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)
1164-12-28 - Emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176)
1178-12-22 - Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)
1180-08-06 - Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)
1182-09-11 - Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (d. 1204)
1192-09-17 - Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)
1196-01-03 - Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
1197-10-22 - Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)
1200-01-19 - Dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
1212-03-22 - Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
1218-02-12 - Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1218-10-30 - Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)
1220-04-01 - Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)
1222-02-16 - Nichiren, Japan, Buddhist priest/saint
1231-03-17 - Emperor Shijō of Japan (d. 1242)
1239-12-17 - Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)
1264-05-26 - Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1326)
1265-05-10 - Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)
1267-12-17 - Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)
1276-10-19 - Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1328)
1285-03-09 - Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (d. 1318)
1288-04-05 - Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)
1288-11-26 - Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)
1297-08-14 - Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348)
1301-06-19 - Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (d. 1333)
1313-08-01 - Emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)
1322-01-11 - Emperor Komyo of Japan (d. 1380)
1327-11-20 - Bassui Tokusho, Zen founder (Kogakuji monastery in Nakamura Japan)
1330-07-04 - Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (d. 1367)
1336-04-14 - Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan (d. 1374)
1358-09-25 - Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)
1359-01-11 - Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (d. 1393)
1377-08-01 - Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433)
1394-07-12 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
1407-08-27 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)
1419-07-10 - Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (d. 1471)
1434-03-19 - Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1443)
1435-01-20 - Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490)
1442-07-03 - Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)
1464-11-19 - Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (d. 1526)
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)
1476-08-29 - Kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting)
1481-01-15 - Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1511)
1493-10-14 - Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)
1497-01-26 - Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)
1506-04-07 - Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
1507-12-18 - Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)
1514-03-08 - Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1562)
1517-06-18 - Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (d. 1593)
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)
1542-12-26 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)
1543-01-31 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan (d. 1616)
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)
1567-09-05 - Date Masamune, Renowned Samurai and Daimyo in Japan (d. 1636)
1571-05-11 - Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (d. 1637)
1572-12-31 - Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)
1596-06-29 - Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d. 1680)
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)
1633-04-20 - Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)
1637-02-06 - Toyotomi Hideyoshi, unified Japan
1638-01-01 - Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685)
1646-02-23 - Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
1654-07-09 - Emperor Reigen of Japan (d. 1732)
Weddings 1 - 5 of 5
1959-04-10 - Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda
1993-06-09 - Japanese crown prince Naruhito weds Masaka Owada
2005-11-15 - Emperor Akihito's daughter Princess Sayako (36) weds Yoshiki Kuroda (40) at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan
2006-01-22 - Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (37) weds American guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood (44) at Kyoto, Japan
2007-02-17 - Japanese actress Noria Fujiwara weds comedian Tomonori at Jinnai Ikuta Shrine in Kobe, Japan
Deaths 1 - 100 of 408
0479-08-07 - Emperor Yūryaku of Japan
0535-12-17 - Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466)
0585-09-14 - Emperor Bidatsu of Japan (b. 538)
0641-11-17 - Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)
0654-11-24 - Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)
0703-01-13 - Empress Jitō of Japan (b. 645)
0721-12-29 - Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)
0748-05-22 - Empress Genshō of Japan (b. 680)
0756-05-02 - Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)
0930-10-23 - Daigo, Emperor of Japan (b. 885)
0931-07-19 - Uda, Emperor of Japan (b. 867)
0967-05-25 - Murakami, Emperor of Japan (b. 926)
1017-06-05 - Emperor Sanjō of Japan (b. 976)
1036-05-15 - Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (b. 1008)
1045-02-07 - Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (b. 1009)
1068-05-22 - Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)
1073-06-15 - Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (b. 1034)
1074-03-31 - Regency Yorimichi Fujiwara of Japan (b. 992)
1107-08-09 - Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079)
1129-07-07 - Shirakawa, emperor of Japan (1072-86)/budhist monk, dies at 76
1155-08-22 - Konoe, Emperor of Japan (b. 1139)
1156-07-20 - Emperor Toba of Japan (b. 1103)
1160-02-11 - Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123)
1164-09-14 - Emperor Sutoku of Japan (b. 1119)
1165-09-05 - Emperor Nijo of Japan (b. 1143)
1176-08-23 - Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)
1181-01-30 - Emperor Takakura of Japan (b. 1161)
1181-03-21 - Taira Kiyomori, Japanese Feudal general (b. 1118)
1185-04-24 - Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns
1189-05-17 - Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159)
1192-04-26 - Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)
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)
1231-11-06 - Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1196)
1234-06-18 - Emperor Chukyo of Japan (b. 1218)
1234-08-31 - Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212)
1239-03-28 - Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (b. 1180)
1242-02-10 - Emperor Shijō of Japan (b. 1231)
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)
1262-11-28 - Shinran, founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies
1272-03-17 - Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (b. 1220)
1274-09-02 - Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)
1278-08-13 - Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65
1282-10-13 - Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)
1304-08-17 - Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)
1305-10-04 - Emperor Kameyama of Japan (b. 1249)
1308-09-10 - Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (b. 1285)
1317-10-08 - Fushimi, Emperor of Japan (b. 1265)
1324-07-16 - Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (b. 1267)
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)
1336-05-17 - Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (b. 1288)
1337-12-22 - Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54
1339-09-19 - Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (b. 1288)
1348-12-02 - Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)
1351-09-30 - Muso Soseki, Zen teacher/Rinzai line/head of Nanzenji, dies in Japan
1358-06-07 - Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese shogun (b. 1305)
1364-08-05 - Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)
1367-12-28 - Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330)
1368-03-29 - Emperor Go-Murakami, Emperor of Japan (b. 1328)
1374-03-12 - Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan (b. 1336)
1380-07-26 - Emperor Komyo of Japan (b. 1322)
1382-12-31 - Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan
1384-06-08 - Kanami, Japanese actor (b. 1333)
1393-06-06 - Emperor Go-En'yu of Japan (b. 1359)
1394-08-27 - Chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)
1408-05-31 - Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1358)
1424-05-10 - Go-Kameyama, Emperor of Japan
1425-03-17 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (b. 1407)
1428-02-03 - Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)
1433-12-01 - Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377)
1441-07-12 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)
1443-08-16 - Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)
1471-01-18 - Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (b. 1419)
1481-11-21 - Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87
1489-04-26 - Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)
1490-01-27 - Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (b. 1435)
1500-10-21 - Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1442)
1506-08-08 - Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86
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)
1526-05-19 - Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (b. 1464)
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?)
1557-09-27 - Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
1560-06-12 - Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
1560-06-12 - Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)