One often hears the people of Japan saying that among flowers, their favorite is the plum. In the hilly southern region of Joyo City one can find the Aodani Bairin; it is a name which has been known since old times and a place which is often visited by plum-watchers. Other than the natural attractions and beautiful landscape, there is Continue reading «Aodani Bairin: Plum Blossom Matsuri in Joyo!»Read more ›
Archive for February, 2012
Historical Events Today: 1917 – AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I.
Here’s a little more about the reason behind this proposed pact from Wiki answers: There were several reasons, two of which were the most prominent at the time. Sinking of the Lusitania (unrestricted submarine warfare) The Zimmerman Telegram Economic Ties to European powers The Russian Revolution The most common answer, and possibly the right one, is the sinking of the Continue reading «Historical Events Today: 1917 – AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I.»Read more ›
The February 26 incident (二・二六事件 Ni-niroku jiken, or “2-2-6 incident”) was an attempted coup d’état in Japan, from February 26 to 29, 1936 carried out by 1,483 troops of the Imperial Japanese Army. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of Tokyo was briefly occupied by the rebelling troops. At that time, the incident was called the deplorable incident Continue reading «Historical Events Today: 1936 – Military coup in Japan!»Read more ›