2017 in Japan

The following is an overview of the year 2017 in Japan.

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2017
in
Japan

Decades:
See also:Other events of 2017
History of Japan  • Timeline  • Years

IncumbentsEdit

GovernorsEdit

EventsEdit

 
A debris flow caused by heavy rain in Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture on 7 July 2017.

JanuaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

  • November 1Shinzo Abe reappoints his government's cabinet ministers following his re-election as the Japanese prime minister.[8]
  • Emperor Akihito announces that he intends to retire on April 30, 2019.[9]

DecemberEdit

  • December 20 - Chen Shifeng was sentenced to 20 years in prison after the Jiang Ge Murder Case was solved.
  • December 31 - American youtuber Logan Paul causes international backlash after filming a video in Aokigahara.

The Nobel PrizeEdit

Arts and entertainmentEdit

SportsEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

ElectionsEdit

NationalEdit

  • October 22: By-elections to the National Diet; 2 vacancies as of July 31, both from the House of Representatives: Ehime 3rd district and Aomori 4th district

PrefecturalEdit

  • January 22: Yamagata gubernatorial (w/o vote)
  • January 29: Gifu gubernatorial
  • March 26: Chiba gubernatorial
  • April 9: Akita gubernatorial
  • June 25: Shizuoka gubernatorial
  • July 2: Tokyo legislative, Hyōgo gubernatorial
  • August 27: Ibaraki gubernatorial[10]
  • October 22: Miyagi gubernatorial[11]
  • November 12: Hiroshima gubernatorial[12]

Major municipalEdit

Elections in the 20 designated major cities and the 23 special wards/"cities":

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Akihito | Biography, Reign, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Shinzo Abe: Japan ex-PM injured after reported gunshot attack". BBC News. 8 July 2022. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  3. ^ ja:東燃ゼネラル石油#不祥事#コンプライアンス違反など (Japanese Lanmguage) Retrieved date on September 13, 2017.
  4. ^ ja:日本の航空事故#2010年代#2017年 (Japanese Lanmguage) Retrieved date on September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ ja:桜島#火山活動史#2006年以降-昭和火口活動期 (Japanese Lanmguage) Retrieved date on September 13, 2017.
  6. ^ ja:平成29年7月九州北部豪雨 (Japanese Language) Retrieved date on September 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Tokyo, Agencies in (October 31, 2017). "Japan police investigate possible serial killer in Tokyo suburb". the Guardian.
  8. ^ "NHK World Radio Japan". NHK. Archived from the original on 2017-11-01.
  9. ^ Kaori Enjoji and Ben Westcott (December 2017). "Akihito to become first Japanese Emperor to abdicate in 200 years". CNN.
  10. ^ Ibaraki prefectural electoral commission: Gubernatorial and assembly by-election 2017
  11. ^ Kahoku Shimpō, June 21, 2017: <宮城知事選>10月5日告示、22日投票 Archived 2017-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Hiroshima prefectural electoral commission: Schedule of the 2017 gubernatorial election Archived 2017-07-30 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Saitama city electoral commission, January 25 press release: さいたま市長選挙の選挙期日が決まりました Archived 2017-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Chiba city electoral commission: Election schedules
  15. ^ Sendai city electoral commission: Election schedules Archived 2017-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Yokohama city electoral commission: 2017 mayoral election schedule Archived 2017-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Sakai city electoral commission: 2017 mayoral and assembly by-election schedule Archived 2017-04-24 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Okayama city electoral commission: Election schedules Archived 2017-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ Kawasaki city electoral commission: 2017 mayoral and assembly by-election schedule Archived 2017-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ Kōbe Shimbun, July 5, 2017: 神戸市長選日程決まる 10月22日投開票
  21. ^ Katsushika "city" electoral commission: Elections Archived 2017-11-09 at the Wayback Machine