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29/04/1901
Emperor Hirohito is born.
22/08/1914
Japan declares war on Germany.
01/09/1923
Toyko and Yokohama are devastated by an earthquake, an estimated 500,000 people are killed.
18/02/1933
Yoko Ono is born in Tokyo, Japan.
21/06/1945
The Japanese island of Okinawa falls to the Americans after a long and bloody battle.
06/08/1945
The United States drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killing 140,000 people
09/08/1945
The United States drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki killing 74,000 people
02/09/1945
Japan formally surrenders to the Allies on board the USS Missouri.
18/12/1956
Japan is admitted to the United Nations.
27/09/1959
A Hurricane hits the Japanese mainland island Honshu killing 5,000.
18/08/1964
South Africa is banned from the 18th Olympics in Tokyo because it refuses to condemn apartheid.
10/10/1964
The 18th Summer Olympics open in Tokyo.
05/03/1966
A BOAC Boeing 707 crashes into Mount Fuji in Japan killing all 124 people on board, just 25 minutes after take-off.
12/08/1985
A Japan Airlines jumbo jet crashes into a remote mountainside near Tokyo, killing all 509 passengers and 15 crew.
22/08/1985
A Japanese Airlines plane crashes in Japan killing 517.
07/01/1989
Emperor Hirohito of Japan dies at the age of 87. He had ruled Japan for 62 years
12/11/1990
Emporer Akihito formally assumes the Chrysanthemum Throne in Japan.
12/07/1993
An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hits northern Japan killing 196.
26/04/1994
A China Airlines plane crashes in Japan killing all 262 people on board
17/01/1995
An earthquake strikes the Japanese city of Kobe, the 20 second shock measured 7.2 on the RIchter scale. It is feared that more than 4000 are dead. Many supposedly "earthquake proof" buildings collapsed
21/03/1995
Japanese police raid the HQ of the religous sect, Aum Shinrikyo, searching for evidence related to the poison gas attack on the Tokyo subway system
13/10/1996
Damon Hill wins the Japanese Grand Prix to become motor racing World Champion.
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