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Events in the year
1990 in . Japan
1990 was the last year of the
Japanese asset price bubble.
Incumbents [ edit ]
Prime Minister: Toshiki Kaifu ( L–Aichi)
Chief Cabinet Secretary: Mayumi Moriyama (Councillor, L–Tochigi) until February 28, Misoji Sakamoto (L–Ishikawa) Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court: Kōichi Yaguchi until February 19, Ryōhachi Kusaba from February 20 President of the
House of Representatives: Hajime Tamura (L–Mie) until January 24, Yoshio Sakurauchi (L–Shimane) from February 27 President of the
House of Councillors: Yoshihiko Tsuchiya (L–Saitama)
Diet sessions: 117th (regular session opened in December 1989, to January 24), 118th (special, February 27 to June 26), 119th (extraordinary, October 12 to November 10), 120th (regular, December 10 to 1991, May 8)
February 18: Elections for the House of Representatives.
February 28: Second Kaifu cabinet formed.
Keiyo Line opens between Tokyo and Chiba. April 1:
International Flower Exposition opens in Osaka. August 13: Orix Braves baseball team announces that it will move to
Kobe and become the Orix Blue Wave. December 29: Kaifu cabinet reshuffled.
Masashi Ebinuma, judoka March 26:
Yuya Takaki, actor and singer April 5:
Haruma Miura, actor and singer April 16:
Risa Honma, idol July 3:
Nana Iwasaka, volleyball player July 21:
Sayuri Iwata, model August 6:
Natsuko Aso, actress and singer August 13:
Sae Miyazawa, idol September 25:
Mao Asada, figure skater November 15:
Erika Yazawa, gravure idol November 15:
Kanata Hongō, actor and model December 2:
Hikaru Yaotome, singer and songwriter December 10:
Shoya Tomizawa, motorcycle rider (died 2010) December 23:
Yu Horiuchi, wrestler
Statistics [ edit ]
Yen value: US$1 = ¥129 (low) to ¥159 (high)