Akihito, Emperor of Japan

Akihito, Emperor of Japan

Acceded to the Chrysanthemum Throne on 7 January 1989, on the death of his father, Hirohito. Our picture shows him during his 2012 visit, meeting the party girl.

Person, Royalty, Japan

1 memorial
Takeshi Araki

Takeshi Araki

Politician. A survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima. He was mayor of the city from 1975 to 1991.  Every year on the anniversary of the bombing, he made appeals to the world to ban nuclear weapons. I...

Person, Politics & Administration, Japan

1 memorial
Moriaki Asakura

Moriaki Asakura

Became a student at UCL in 1865.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial
Wells Coates

Wells Coates

Architect. Born Wells Wintemute Coates in Tokyo of Canadian parents. He was influenced by Le Corbusier's principal that buildings should be 'machines for living' , which was reflected in his best k...

Person, Architecture, Canada, Japan

1 memorial
Kinsuke Endo

Kinsuke Endo

Became a student at UCL in 1863.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial
Fukushima disaster

Fukushima disaster

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant suffered major damage from an earthquake and tsunami.

Event, Tragedy, Japan

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Tomoatsu Godai

Tomoatsu Godai

Became a student at UCL in 1865.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial
Yoshinari Hatakeyama

Yoshinari Hatakeyama

Became a student at UCL in 1865.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial
Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims and survivors

Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims and survivors

The atomic bomb named "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by the Enola Gay, a Boeing B-29 bomber, on 6 August at 8:15 in the morning. "Fat Man" was dropped on Nagasaki by the Bockscar, on ...

Group, Tragedy, Japan

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