2007 in Japan

Events in the year 2007 in Japan.

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2007
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Japan

Decades:
See also:Other events of 2007
History of Japan  • Timeline  • Years

IncumbentsEdit

GovernorsEdit

EventsEdit

 
The launch of SELENE, 14 September 2007

JanuaryEdit

  • January 23 – A rare eel-like creature identified as a frilled shark is discovered in Japan by fishermen.[2]

FebruaryEdit

  • February 20 – A power outage strikes the central area of Nagoya.
  • February 26 – A 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off the southern coast of Japan's Ryukyu Island.[3]

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • June 1 – Archaeologists discover a 2,100-year-old melon in Shiga Prefecture.[13]
  • June 21 – Japan changes the name of Iwo Jima to its original name, Iwo To, to reflect the wishes of its original inhabitants.[14]

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 19 – A 32-year-old police sergeant shoots himself inside a kōban in front of Tokyo Station.

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Akihito | Biography, Reign, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Rare shark captured on film". CNN. January 24, 2007. Archived from the original on January 26, 2007.
  3. ^ Winter, Michael (February 26, 2010). "7.0 quake hits off Okinawa; tsunami warnings canceled". USA Today. Archived from the original on February 26, 2010.
  4. ^ "1 dead, 162 injured in Japan quake". China Daily. March 25, 2007.
  5. ^ Tabuchi, Hiroko (March 26, 2007). "Japan Apologizes to WWII Sex Slaves". The Washington Post.
  6. ^ "Tokyo's governor wins third term". BBC. April 9, 2007.
  7. ^ Ueno, Kiyori; Yamamura, Keiichi. "Japan Extends Sanctions on North Korea for Six Months". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007.
  8. ^ Nishiyama, George (April 17, 2007). "Mayor of Japanese city dies after being shot". Reuters.
  9. ^ "Japan raid on pro-Pyongyang group". BBC. April 25, 2007.
  10. ^ Martin, Craig (May 2, 2007). "The Case Against Revising Interpretations of the Japanese Constitution". The Asia-Pacific Journal. Japan Focus. 5 (5): 1. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  11. ^ Medel, Monica (May 29, 2007). "Japan's Mori wins troubled Miss Universe contest". Reuters.
  12. ^ Kyodo News (May 29, 2007). "Political circles shocked by suicide". The Japan Times. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  13. ^ "2,100-year-old melon dug up". The Japan Times. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  14. ^ "Japan renames island of Iwo Jima". BBC. June 21, 2007.
  15. ^ "Japan minister quits over gaffe". BBC. July 3, 2007.
  16. ^ "Japan swears in new defense minister". Market Watch. July 4, 2007.
  17. ^ McLeod, Shane (July 31, 2007). "Japan's Agriculture Minister quits". ABC (AU).
  18. ^ "World Champs day one as it happened". BBC. August 25, 2007.
  19. ^ "Japan launches first lunar probe". BBC. September 14, 2007.
  20. ^ Onishi, Norimitsu (September 23, 2007). "Moderate Is Chosen as Japan's Next Prime Minister". The New York Times.
  21. ^ "Japanese whalers hunt humpbacks". BBC. November 18, 2007.
  22. ^ Talmadge, Eric (November 27, 2007). "China Warship Makes 1st Visit to Japan". Associated Press. Archived from the original on December 11, 2007.
  23. ^ "Skateboarding NISHIYA Momiji - Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympics.com. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  24. ^ Martin, Douglas (2007-07-20). "Kenji Miyamoto, 98, Leader of Japan's Communist Party, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
  25. ^ "Japanese journalist first foreign victim of Myanmar clashes". Agence France-Presse. September 28, 2007. Archived from the original on June 1, 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2007.