Japanese History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 843

  • 1990-11-04 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mazda Japan 133 Golf Classic
  • 1990-11-11 Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
  • 1990-11-12 Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
  • 1991-01-10 Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans
  • 1991-01-19 Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
  • 1991-03-21 Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome
  • 1991-05-14 42 die in a train collision in Japan
  • 1991-06-03 Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history
  • 1991-06-23 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
  • 1991-06-25 Japan lifts its call for voluntary restraint on expanding trade with South Africa
  • 1991-08-23 3rd World Championships in Athletics open at Tokyo, Japan
  • 1991-09-01 3rd World Championships in Athletics close at Tokyo, Japan
  • 1991-11-05 Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan
  • 1991-11-10 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

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1992-01-08 George H. W. Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992-01-13 Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • 1992-01-28 Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
  • 1992-04-01 Battleship USS Missouri, on which the Japanese surrender took place, decommissioned
  • 1992-06-11 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
  • 1992-10-23 Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.
  • 1992-11-08 Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1992-12-12 Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada
  • 1993-01-15 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
  • 1993-06-14 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
  • 1993-07-12 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed
  • 1993-07-18 Liberal-Democratic Party loses Japan's parliamentary election
  • 1993-08-06 Japan Hosokawa government begins
  • 1993-11-07 Betsy King wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
  • 1994-03-19 Largest omelette (1,383sq ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1994-03-26 Yuka Sato of Japan wins world figure skating championship in Tokyo
  • 1994-03-27 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
  • 1994-04-08 Japans premier Morihiro Hosokawa resigns
  • 1994-04-25 Tsutomu Hata elected premier of Japan
  • 1994-04-26 Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed
  • 1994-06-25 Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns
  • 1994-06-29 Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan
  • 1994-08-03 102.4°F (39.1°C) in Tokyo Japan: record
  • 1994-08-28 1st Japanese gay pride parade
  • 1994-10-28 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
  • 1994-11-06 Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Golf Cup
  • 1995-01-12 Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan
  • 1995-01-17 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
  • 1995-02-05 Japan's Shinshinto Party wins local elections
  • 1995-03-19 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway
  • 1995-03-28 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
  • 1995-05-16 Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier
  • 1995-09-14 Body Worlds opens in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1995-10-29 US beats Japan, 19-17, at Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
  • 1995-11-05 Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
  • 1996-06-23 Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
  • 1996-09-29 Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
  • 1996-10-27 US beats Japan, 21½-14½, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
  • 1996-11-03 Mayumi Hirase wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
  • 1997-01-13 Radical guerrillas hold 72 hostages and shoot at police outside the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru
  • 1997-02-05 Japan's Ministry of Finance announces plans to cut import tariffs on crude oil and most petroleum products
  • 1997-03-07 5 sue Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life
  • 1997-03-26 NHL announce Might Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan
  • 1997-04-15 America On Line begins service in Japan
  • 1997-04-22 The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
  • 1997-07-25 Rocker Rick Danko gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug smuggling
  • 1997-09-01 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
  • 1997-10-03 Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph
  • 1997-10-03 Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan
  • 1997-11-02 USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
  • 1997-11-09 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
  • 1997-12-11 Delegates from 150 industrial nations attending a UN climate conference in Kyoto, Japan, reach agreement to control heat-trapping greenhouse gases
  • 1997-12-12 Japanese train builders (Maglev) claim world speed record at 332 MPH
  • 1998-02-07 18th Winter Olympic games open at Nagano, Japan
  • 1998-02-19 US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan
  • 1998-02-22 18th Winter Olympic games close at Nagano Japan
  • 1998-05-13 India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
  • 1998-05-28 Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
  • 1999-07-23 ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1999-08-09 The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.
  • 1999-09-30 Japan's worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
  • 2001-02-09 American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School; nine the Ehime-Maru's crew members were killed, including four high school students.
  • 2001-03-19 The Bank of Japan issued a monetary policy known as quantitative easing, which stimulated the Japanese economy after the burst of the dot-com bubble.
  • 2003-09-25 A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaidō, Japan.
  • 2004-10-23 A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
  • 2005-03-20 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.
  • 2005-04-25 107 die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
  • 2005-11-15 Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
  • 2006-07-04 North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan/East Sea.
  • 2007-01-21 Awashima Marine Park in Japan catches a video tape of the rare frilled shark.
  • 2007-02-23 Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
  • 2007-07-16 An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occurs off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake.
  • 2007-08-24 11th World Championships in Athletics open at Osaka, Japan
  • 2007-09-02 11th World Championships in Athletics close at Osaka, Japan

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2007-09-12 Shinzō Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • 2007-09-26 Shinzō Abe formally ends his first term as Prime Minister of Japan
  • 2008-04-20 Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
  • 2008-11-17 Japan, the world's second-biggest economy, slides into its first recession in seven years
  • 2009-01-13 Global shipping experiences a drop in trade, as exports from South Korea dropping an annualised 30%, with Taiwan and Japan experiencing a 42% and 27% drop respectively
  • 2009-04-05 North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks
  • 2011-03-11 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and causing the second worst nuclear accident in history
  • 2011-03-12 A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.
  • 2011-10-27 The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.
  • 2012-05-05 Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970
  • 2012-06-04 Japan's stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983
  • 2012-06-29 15,000 Japanese anti-nuclear protesters blockade the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,101

  • 1971-10-25 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • 1971-11-16 Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
  • 1971-11-22 Yone Kamio, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1971-12-06 Rika Hiraki, Beirut Lebanon, tennis star (1992 Japan doubles)
  • 1971-12-06 Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese seiyuu
  • 1971-12-18 Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
  • 1971-12-23 Masayoshi Yamazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1972-01-17 Ken Hirai, Japanese singer and songwriter
  • 1972-01-21 Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • 1972-01-22 Romi Paku, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • 1972-01-24 Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • 1972-02-01 Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
  • 1972-02-05 Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian
  • 1972-02-14 Hiroshi, Japanese comedian
  • 1972-02-17 Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)
  • 1972-03-10 Takashi Fujii, Japanese television performer
  • 1972-03-23 Ryan Kuwabara, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1972-03-26 Naoko Kijimuta, Japanese tennis star (1996 Jakarta), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1972-03-29 Junichi Suwabe, Japanese voice actor
  • 1972-04-11 Kunihiko Sakurai, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1972-05-09 Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist
  • 1972-05-29 Közi, Japanese visual kei artist
  • 1972-05-30 Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese seiyuu
  • 1972-06-09 Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress
  • 1972-06-28 Ryan Fujita, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1972-07-08 Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor
  • 1972-07-19 Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1972-07-24 Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1972-07-27 Takako Fuji, Japanese actress
  • 1972-08-05 Ikuto Hidaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1972-08-18 Keiko Yamada, Japanese singer
  • 1972-08-19 Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer
  • 1972-09-08 Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor
  • 1972-10-11 Kyoko Ina, figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1972-10-29 Takafumi Horie, Japanese entrepreneur
  • 1972-11-13 Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1972-11-29 Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1973-01-26 Tatsuki Katayama, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1973-01-26 Mayu Shinjo, Japanese mangaka
  • 1973-02-01 Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress
  • 1973-03-23 Naoko Sawamatsu, Nishinomiya Japan, tennis star (1994 Singapore)
  • 1973-04-05 Yutaka Kawaguchi, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1973-04-06 Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress/singer
  • 1973-04-16 Bonnie Pink, Japanese singer
  • 1973-04-17 Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1973-05-08 Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist
  • 1973-06-19 Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
  • 1973-07-04 Gackt, Japanese singer
  • 1973-07-04 Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1973-07-07 Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka
  • 1973-08-14 Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer
  • 1973-09-03 Norihiko Hibino, Japanese composer
  • 1973-09-09 Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player
  • 1973-09-18 Ami Onuki, Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi)
  • 1973-10-03 Keiko Agena, Japanese-American actress
  • 1973-10-13 Nanako Matsushima, Japanese actress
  • 1973-10-22 Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
  • 1973-10-26 Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestle
  • 1973-11-19 Ryukishi07, Japanese mystery writer
  • 1973-11-19 Takashi Matsumoto, Japanese photographer and business person
  • 1973-12-19 Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor
  • 1973-12-27 Bill Clay, Yokosuka Japan, US sprint cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1973-12-31 Hiroyuki Miura, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1974-01-10 Akari Kaida, Japanese composer
  • 1974-02-12 Toranosuke Takagi, Japanese race car driver
  • 1974-02-17 Kaoru, Japanese musician
  • 1974-02-22 Kyoko Nagatsuka, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan, tennis star (1996 Hobart)
  • 1974-05-05 Seiji Ara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1974-05-09 Shin Yahata, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1974-05-24 Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974-06-12 Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974-06-13 Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
  • 1974-07-25 Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1974-08-28 Takahito Eguchi, Japanese composer
  • 1974-08-29 Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer
  • 1974-09-23 Harumi Inoue, Japanese actress and model
  • 1974-10-08 Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower
  • 1974-10-26 LISA, Japanese musician
  • 1974-11-08 Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • 1974-11-08 Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • 1974-11-24 Taro Yamamoto, Japanese actor
  • 1974-12-04 Tadahito Iguchi, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974-12-20 Die, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
  • 1974-12-27 Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor
  • 1974-12-31 Ryan Sakoda, Japanese American professional wrestler
  • 1975-01-01 Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist
  • 1975-01-06 Yukana, Japanese seiyū
  • 1975-01-21 Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
  • 1975-01-30 Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi)
  • 1975-02-06 Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer
  • 1975-02-10 Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese born baseball player
  • 1975-02-16 Nanase Aikawa, Japanese singer
  • 1975-03-29 Christopher Yule, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1975-04-03 Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese professional baseball player
  • 1975-04-03 Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
  • 1975-05-19 Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
  • 1975-06-14 Ryuji Miki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1975-07-05 Ai Sugiyama, tennis star, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1975-07-11 Riona Hazuki, Japanese actress
  • 1975-08-31 Takahiro Suwa, Japanese professional wrestler

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