1984 in Japan

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Events in the year 1984 in Japan.



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In film, The Funeral by Juzo Itami won the Best film award at the Japan Academy Prize and at the Hochi Film Awards, MacArthur's Children by Masahiro Shinoda won Best film at the Blue Ribbon Awards and Mahjong hōrōki by Makoto Wada won Best film at the Yokohama Film Festival. For a list of Japanese films released in 1984 see Japanese films of 1984.

In manga, the winners of the Shogakukan Manga Award were Human Crossing by Masao Yajima and Kenshi Hirokane (general), Futari Daka and Area 88 by Kaoru Shintani (shōnen), Yume no Ishibumi by Toshie Kihara (shōjo) and Kinnikuman by Yudetamago (children).[1] X+Y by Moto Hagio won the Seiun Award for Best Comic of the Year. For a list of manga released in 1984 see Category:1984 manga.

In music, the 35th Kōhaku Uta Gassen was won by the Red Team (women). Hiroshi Itsuki won the 26th Japan Record Awards, held on December 31, and the FNS Music Festival.

In television, see: 1984 in Japanese television.

Japan hosted the Miss International 1984 beauty pageant, won by Guatemalan Ilma Urrutia.


At the 1984 Summer Olympics Japan ranked 7th with 10 gold medals. At the Winter Olympics Japan ranked 14th with one silver medal.

In football (soccer), Japan hosted the 1984 Intercontinental Cup. Yomiuri won the Japan Soccer League. For the champions of the regional leagues see: 1984 Japanese Regional Leagues.


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  1. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-24.