British naval units bombard and largely destroy the Japanese city of Kagoshima on the island of Kyushu
08/15/1863 to 08/17/1863
British naval units sailed from Yokohama to the port of Kagoshima on Kyushu to demand reparations for earlier depredations in the region controlled by the anti-western Prince of Satsuma . When fired upon, the British answered with a full scale bombardment of the city and vessels in the harbor. Casualties were light but Kagoshima suffered extensive material damage and the Satsuma clan eventually gave up its anti-Westernism. (By John Osborne)
Gopal Kshetry, Foreigners in Japan: A Historical Perspective (New York: Xlibris Corporation, 2008), np.