The Asahi Shimbun daily newspaper starts publication at its head office in Osaka
The Japanese Village exhibition, featuring 100 Japanese inhabitants, opens in London
Yukichi Fukuzawa, writer, educator and founder of Keio University, is born in Osaka
The tiny port of Hyogo, soon better known as Kobe, is opened to foreign trade
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