1989 in Japan

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1989
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Japan
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See also: Other events of 1989
List of years in Japan

Events in the year 1989 in Japan.

1989 was the first year of Heisei in Japan as well as the all-time peak of the Nikkei 225 stock market average.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 7: Emperor Hirohito dies; Prince Akihito becomes Emperor.
  • January 8: Heisei era officially begins.

February[edit]

April[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 1: 100th anniversary of the foundation of Fukuoka City.
  • June 2: Takeshita cabinet resigns, Sōsuke Uno becomes Prime Minister.

July[edit]

  • July 1: 100th anniversary of the foundations of Kōfu and Gifu City.
  • July 12: 100th anniversary of the foundation of Akita City.
  • July 16: A large-scale landslides occurred, following to a microbus crushed by rockfall prevention in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, according to official confirmed report, 15 people fatalities.
  • July 23
    • Tsutomu Miyazaki is arrested.
    • In the 15th regular election for the House of Councillors, Liberal Democrats lose their majority for the first time in party history. In the ensuing "twisted Diet" (nejire kokkai), it must cooperate with the Socialist-led opposition as it does not hold a two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives. The Uno cabinet resigns.

August[edit]

  • August 8: Reformist Toshiki Kaifu from the small Kōmoto faction is elected LDP president with 279 votes against Yoshirō Hayashi (Nikaidō group, a breakaway group from the Takeshita faction, 120 votes) and Shintarō Ishihara (formerly with his own faction that merged into the Abe faction in 1984, 48 votes)[1]
  • August 9: First Kaifu cabinet formed and formally appointed one day later.

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 4: Sakamoto family murder - Aum Shinrikyo murders a lawyer, Tsutsumi Sakamoto, as well as his wife, Satoko, and infant son, Tatsuhiko, who had been working on a lawsuit against the religious group.
  • November 22: The Japan Trade Union Confederation, or "RENGO", is founded with the merger of the Japan Confederation of Labor (Dōmei) and the Federation of Independent Labor Unions (Chūritsu Rōren).

December[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • Yen value: US$1 = ¥127 (low) to ¥144 (high)

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