2005 in Japan

Events in the year 2005 in Japan.

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2005
in
Japan

Decades:
See also:Other events of 2005
History of Japan  • Timeline  • Years

IncumbentsEdit

GovernorsEdit

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

 
Expo 2005 in Aichi

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

  • July 15: Two tankers collide in the Kumano Sea, with one bursting into flames, resulting in one death.

AugustEdit

  • August 8: Postal service privatization, the keystone of Prime Minister Koizumi's platform, is voted down in the House of Councillors. Later in the day, Koizumi announces the dissolution of the House of Representatives and snap elections to be held the following month.7
  • August 24: The Tsukuba Express line opens.

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

  • October 1: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is formed by the merger of two Japanese banking conglomerates.
  • October 14: The Postal Privatisation Bill enters the Diet.
  • October 17: Koizumi visits Yasukuni Shrine for the first time since 2004.
  • October 31: Koizumi reshuffles his cabinet, naming Shinzo Abe as Chief Cabinet Secretary, Heizo Takenaka as Minister of Internal Affairs and Taro Aso as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Date unknownEdit

Japanese official abandoned national project and development of superconducting passenger ferry Techno Superliner, due to high fuel cost.[citation needed]

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

StatisticsEdit

  • Wealthiest person in Japan: Nobutada Saji (net worth US$5.8 billion)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McCurry, Justin (1 December 2017). "Akihito to become first Japanese emperor to abdicate in 200 years". the Guardian. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Powerful Earthquake in Japan". Fox News. 20 March 2005. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Skateboarding NAKAYAMA Funa - Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympics.com. Retrieved 26 July 2021.