Meiji 35 (明治三十五年)
Timeline of 1902
- 1902/1 Hakkôda Mountains Incident - Two-hundred ten soldiers of the 5th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion are caught in a blizzard in the mountains near Aomori city. Only eleven survive.
- 1902/1/30 The Anglo-Japanese Alliance is entered into. It lasts until 1922.
Other Events of 1902
- "Mainland" system of democratic election of representatives to the National Diet is extended to Hokkaido.
- Meiji Art Society is reorganized as the Pacific Painting Society (Taiheiyô Gakai).
- Military conscription is instituted in the Miyako and Yaeyama Islands.
- A motion picture, "The Spanish-American War," is shown in Okinawa for the first time.
- Okakura Kakuzô's The Ideals of the East is published.
- Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the final shogun, is named kôshaku.
- Western mode of age calculation is officially adopted, though it won't actually come into regular use for another 50 years, roughly.
Births and Deaths
- 1902/10/27 Kanô Washio dies (b. 1839).
- Print artist Azechi Umetarô is born.
- Matsudaira Tadayuki dies (b. 1825).
- Nagatani Nobuatsu, first Meiji period governor of Kyoto, dies (b. 1818).
- Saigô Tsugumichi dies (b. 1843).
- Sano Tsunetami dies.
- Satô Hikogorô dies (b. 1827).