2002 in Japan

Events in the year 2002 in Japan.

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2002
in
Japan

Decades:
See also:Other events of 2002
History of Japan  • Timeline  • Years

IncumbentsEdit

GovernorsEdit

EventsEdit

 
George W. Bush addressing a joint session of the Diet, February 19

JanuaryEdit

  • January 15: UFJ Bank founded via the merger of the Sanwa Bank, Ltd., the Tokai Bank, Ltd. and Toyo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.
  • January 29: Prime Minister Koizumi fires Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka.

FebruaryEdit

  • February 1: Yoriko Kawaguchi is appointed foreign minister; her previous portfolio of Environment Minister is assumed by Hiroshi Oki.
  • February 19: U.S. president George W. Bush addresses a joint session of the Diet.

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 30: The last Mazda 626 rolls off the production line after 23 years. Its successor, the 6, enters production on October 1.

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

  • October 15: Five Japanese abductees return from North Korea.

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

The Nobel PrizeEdit

BirthsEdit

 
Sota Fujii, a current successful shogi player (right)

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit