Events in the year
1980 in . Japan
Incumbents [ edit ]
Emperor: Hirohito (Emperor Shōwa)
Prime Minister: Masayoshi Ōhira ( L–Kagawa) until June 12, Zenkō Suzuki (L–Iwate) from July 17
Chief Cabinet Secretary and acting Prime Minister from June 12 to July 17: Masayoshi Itō (L–Fukushima) until July 17, Kiichi Miyazawa (L–Hiroshima) Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court: Takaaki Hattori President of the
House of Representatives: Hirokichi Nadao (L–Hiroshima) until May 19, Hajime Fukuda (L–Fukui) from July 17 President of the
House of Councillors: Ken Yasui (L–Tokyo) until July 7, Masatoshi Tokunaga (L–national) from July 17
Diet sessions: 91st (regular session opened in December 1979, to May 19), 92nd (special, July 17 to July 26), 93rd (extraordinary, September 29 to November 29), 94th (regular, December 22 to 1981, June 6)
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Popular culture [ edit ]
Arts and entertainment [ edit ]
film, by Zigeunerweisen Seijun Suzuki won the Best film award at the Japan Academy Prize and the Yokohama Film Festival, by Kagemusha Akira Kurosawa won Best film at the Hochi Film Awards, the Blue Ribbon Awards and the Mainichi Film Award. For a list of Japanese films released in 1980 see Japanese films of 1980.
manga, the winners of the Shogakukan Manga Award were and Hakatakko Junjō by Gangaragan Hōsei Hasegawa and by Chie the Brat Etsumi Haruki (general) and by Urusei Yatsura Rumiko Takahashi (shōnen or shōjo). [1 ] by Susano Oh Go Nagai (shōnen) and by Lemon Report Mayumi Yoshida (shōjo) won the Kodansha Manga Award. For a list of manga released in 1980 see Category:1980 manga.
music, the 31st Kōhaku Uta Gassen was won by the Red Team (women). Hiroshi Itsuki won the FNS Music Festival.
television, see: 1980 in Japanese television.
Japan hosted the
Miss International 1980 beauty pageant, won by Costa Rican Lorna Chávez.
football (soccer) Yanmar Diesel won the Japan Soccer League. For the champions of the regional leagues see: 1980 Japanese Regional Leagues. For more see: 1980 in Japanese football.
Winter Olympics Japan won a silver medal.
Hiromi Oshima, model [2 ] January 13:
Akira Kaji, football player January 23:
Nana Natsume, AV idol and celebrity [3 ] March 28:
Minori Aoi, AV and gravure idol [4 ] April 2:
Yuya Shirai, mixed martial artist [5 ] April 3:
Yūko Ishibashi, singer [6 ] April 7:
Mr. C.B., thoroughbred racehorse (died 2002) May 10:
Mayumi Kawasaki, race walker [7 ] May 20:
Chinatsu Mori, shot putter (died 2006) [8 ] May 30:
Anna Ohura, AV performer and model [9 ] May 31:
Akitoshi Tamura, mixed martial artist [10 ] June 1:
Mitsuru Chiyotanda, football player June 2:
Shingo Suetsugu, sprinter June 3:
Keiji Suzuki, judoka June 9:
Remi Tezuka, tennis player June 27:
Takahiro Futagawa, football player July 15:
Masayuki Hirahara, pianist and composer July 18:
Ryōko Hirosue, actress and pop star July 22:
Hisashi Mizutori, gymnast July 28:
Harumi Nemoto, gravure idol July 31:
Rina Aiuchi, singer August 1:
Yoichi Mori, football player August 14:
Yusuke Kawaguchi, mixed martial artist August 29:
Daisuke Saito, football player September 4:
Ran Asakawa, model and AV idol September 19:
Jun Natsukawa, gravure idol October 13:
Salyu, singer October 16:
Takehito Shigehara, football player November 18:
Junichi Okada, singer, actor November 21:
Hiroyuki Tomita, gymnast November 26:
Satoshi Ohno, singer, actor December 15:
Mayu Kotono, AV idol December 16:
Daito Takahashi, Nordic combined skier
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