1914 in Japan
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History of Japan • Timeline • Years
- January – Siemens scandal breaks out.
- February 10–14 large-scale demonstrations erupted in Tokyo in response to the Siemens scandal.
- March 24 – Both houses of the Imperial Diet refused to pass the 1914 Navy budget
- April 16 – Yamamoto Gonnohyōe resigns as Prime Minister
- August 7 – The United Kingdom (Japan's ally since 1902) officially asked Japan for assistance in destroying the raiders from the Imperial German Navy in and around Chinese waters.
- August 23 – Japan declares war on Germany.
- August 25 – Japan declares war on Austria-Hungary, after Vienna refused to withdraw the Austro-Hungarian cruiser SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth from Qingdao.
- September 2 – Japanese forces landed on China's Shandong province and surrounded the German settlement at Tsingtao (Qingdao)
- September 6 – A seaplane launched by the seaplane-carrier Wakamiya. unsuccessfully attacked the Austro-Hungarian cruiser Kaiserin Elisabeth and the German gunboat Jaguar with bombs
- October – The Imperial Japanese Navy seized several of Germany's island colonies in the Pacific – the Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall Islands - with virtually no resistance. The Japanese Navy conducted the world's first naval-launched air raids against German-held land targets in Shandong province and ships in Qiaozhou Bay from Wakamiya.
- October 17–November 7 – Naval operations around Tsingtao, China.
- October 31–November 7 – Siege of Tsingtao concluded with the surrender of German colonial forces.
- December 20 – Tokyo Station opened with four platforms; two serving electric trains and two serving non-electric trains.
- January 12 – Mieko Kamiya, psychiatrist (d. 1979)
- April 16 – Hiro Saga, noblewoman (d. 1987)
- May 20 – Hideko Maehata, breaststroke swimmer and first Japanese woman to win an Olympic gold medal. (d. 1995)
- May 30 – Akinoumi Setsuo, sumo wrestler (d. 1979)
- June 12 – Go Seigen, Go player (d. 2014)
- July 30 – Michizō Tachihara, poet and architect (d. 1939)
- August 2 – Sueo Ōe, athlete (d. 1941)
- August 19 – Fumio Hayasaka, composer (d. 1955)
- August 25 – Shizuko Kasagi, singer (d. 1985)
- September 1 – Tsuneko Sasamoto, photojournalist
- October 1 – Hamao Umezawa, microbiologist (d. 1986)
- October 25 – Yukie Arata, freestyle swimmer
- November 3 – Saburo Okita, foreign minister (d. 1993)
- "Taishō | emperor of Japan". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- Donko, Wilhelm M. (2013), Österreichs Kriegsmarine in Fernost: Alle Fahrten von Schiffen der k.(u.)k. Kriegsmarine nach Ostasien, Australien und Ozeanien von 1820 bis 1914, Berlin: epubli, pp. 4, 156–162, 427
- Hideko Maehata Archived 2015-06-11 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
- HIDEKO MAEHATA (JPN) 1979 Honor Swimmer. ISHOF