- 1898 - A Trappist convent is established in Yunokawa, Hakodate. It is Japan's first women's convent.
- 1918 - Tokyo Woman's Christian University is established.
- 1960 - The world's first all-transistor television is released by Sony.
- 1960 - Rebuilding of the Kaminarimon gate of Sensō-ji in Tokyo is completed. The gate had burnt down at the end of the Edo period.
- 1978 - Naomi Uemura, going by dog sled, is the first person to reach the North Pole alone.