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Meiji 45 (明治四十五年) / Taishô 1 (大正元年)

Timeline of 1912

  • 1912/1/1 Sun Yat-Sen takes the oath of office as the first Provisional President of the Republic of China.
  • 1912/2/14 Yuan Shikai is elected Provisional President of the Republic of China.
  • 1912/3/27 Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Chinda (wife of the Japanese Ambassador to the US) plant two cherry trees on the Tidal Basin in Washington DC.

Other Events of 1912

  • The sixth Bunten is held.
  • Emperor Taishô ascends to the throne.
  • Karafuto Shrine is established.
  • The film "Ôishi Azumakudari" is released.
  • A major exhibition of work by the sculptor Rodin is held in Tokyo.
  • The Battle of Tsushima Between the Japanese and Russian Fleets, fought on 27th. May 1905 by Commander Vladimir Semenoff is published.
  • Publication begins of the katsuji (moveable type) version of Tsûkô ichiran (pub. completed 1913).
  • "Mainland" system of democratic participation in electing representatives for the National Diet is extended to Okinawa prefecture.
  • Puyi, the last emperor of China, formally abdicates.
  • Three thousand twenty cherry trees are shipped from Yokohama to Seattle, and then from there to Washington DC.

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