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Meiji 43 (明治四十三年)
Timeline of 1910
- 1910/1/6 Two thousand cherry trees are delivered to Washington DC. They are found to be infested with nematodes, and it is decided they must be destroyed. Plans are made to send a second, larger, shipment in 1912.
- 1910/4 The first issue of Shirakaba is published.
- 1910/4 An Okinawan prefectural shrine is first proposed.
- 1910/5/14-10/29 Japan-British Exhibition is held at White City, in London.
- 1910/8/29 Korea is formally annexed, after having been a protectorate since 1905. The Korean monarchy is abolished, and the Governor-General of Korea office is established.
Other Events of 1910
- Angel Island Immigration Station is established in San Francisco.
- The fourth Bunten is held.
- The films Gishi Meimei Den Ôishi Kuranosuke and Ôishi Kuranosuke Ichidaiki are released.
- The Okinawa Prefectural Library is established, with Iha Fuyû as its first director.
- The Imperial Japanese Army publishes a History of Warfare in Japan.
- John Carey Hall publishes The Tokugawa Legislation, a translation of the buke shohatto.
- Kanazawa Shôzaburô argues the Korean language to be a lost dialect of Japanese.
- Kôtoku Incident - Police arrest a group of people accused of plotting to assassinate the Meiji Emperor.
- It is decided that the Southern Court had been the legitimate Imperial Court during the Nanboku-chô period.
- The head of Shimizu Muneharu is moved from its burial site on Mt. Ishii to a site at nearby Takamatsu castle.
- Takamura Kôtarô's famous essay "Midori iro no taiyô" ("The Green Sun") is first published, in the magazine Subaru.
- Tanizaki Jun'ichirô's short story "Tattoo" (Shisei) is published.
- Yanagita Kunio publishes Tales of Tôno.
Births and Deaths
- 1910/9/17 Tôyama Kyûzô dies in Yonabaru.
- 1910/9/25 Kumebe Masachika of the Shinsengumi dies (b. 1841).
- 1910/10/15 Edwin O. Reischauer is born (d. 1990).
- An Jung-geun, assassin of Itô Hirobumi, is executed (b. 1879).
- Former shogunate official Gô Junzô dies (b. 1825).
- Kimono dealer Kawashima Jinbei II dies (b. 1853).
- Filmmaker Kurosawa Akira is born (d. 1998).
- Namikawa Sôsuke dies (b. 1847).
- Robert van Gulik, ukiyo-e collector and author of Judge Dee stories, is born (d. 1967).
- Yamano Yasohachi of the Shinsegumi dies (b. 1841).