1994 in Japan
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Events in the year 1994 in Japan.
- Emperor: Akihito
- Prime Minister: Morihiro Hosokawa (JNP–Kumamoto) to April 28 Tsutomu Hata (JRP–Nagano) to June 30 Tomiichi Murayama (S–Ōita)
- Chief Cabinet Secretary: Masayoshi Takemura (NPH–Shiga) to April 28 Hiroshi Kumagai (JRP–Shizuoka) to June 30 Kōzō Igarashi (S–Hokkaidō)
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Ryōhachi Kusaba
- President of the House of Representatives: Takako Doi (S–Hyōgo)
- President of the House of Councillors: Bunbē Hara (L–Tokyo)
- Diet sessions: 129th (regular, January 31 to June 29) 130th (extraordinary, July 18 to July 22) 131st (extraordinary, September 30 to December 9)
- April 25 – The Shinjuku Park Tower, designed by Kenzo Tange and featured in the film Lost in Translation, is completed.
- April 26 – China Airlines Flight 140, an Airbus A300, crashes while landing at Nagoya Airfield, killing 264 people.
- June 28 – Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult execute the first sarin gas attack at Matsumoto, Japan, killing 8 and injuring 200.
- August – The office of the Prime Minister establishes a website.
- September 4 – Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan opens. All international services are transferred from Itami to Kansai.
- October 2 – The Asian Games are held in Hiroshima.
- October 13 – Kenzaburo Oe receives the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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- January 13 – Yuma Nakayama, actor and singer
- February 5 – Saki Nakajima, singer
- March 26 – Mayu Watanabe, singer
- April 4 – Risako Sugaya, singer
- April 12 – Airi Suzuki, singer
- June 21 – Chisato Okai, singer
- November 7 – Haruna Iikubo, singer
- November 17 – Naoki Maeda, footballer
- December 29 – Princess Kako of Akishino, Princess and daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Akishino
- November 13 – Motoo Kimura, geneticist (b. 1924)
- December 4 – Ichiro Ogimura, table tennis player
- December 9 – Kinichiro Sakaguchi, agricultural chemist and microbiologist
- House of Representatives: List of Diet sessions (Japanese)
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