1999 in Japan
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List of years in Japan
- Emperor: Akihito
- Prime Minister: Keizo Obuchi (L–Gunma)
- Chief Cabinet Secretary: Hiromu Nonaka (L–Kyōto) until October 5, Mikio Aoki (Councillor, L–Shimane)
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Shigeru Yamaguchi
- President of the House of Representatives: Sōichirō Itō (L–Miyagi)
- President of the House of Councillors: Jūrō Saitō (L–Mie)
- Diet sessions: 145th (regular, January 19 to August 13), 146th (extraordinary, October 29 to December 15)
- January 1: Telephone numbers in Osaka are extended to ten digits, and mobile phone numbers throughout Japan are extended to eleven.
- March 3: The Bank of Japan announces its zero interest rate policy.
- April 11: Shintaro Ishihara is elected governor of Tokyo.
- June 29: A heavy massive rain, following devastating flood hit underground shopping mall in Fukuoka, and landslide hit Kure and Hiroshima, claiming, according to Japanese official report, at least 32 people lives.
- July 23: ANA Flight 61 survives a hijacking attempt and lands safely.
- July 31: Rock band Glay gathers about the audiences of 200,000 people at a specially installed pay parking lot of Makuhari Messe in Chiba and hold a Japanese historical concert.
- August 9: National Flag and Anthem Act is passed.
- September 29: A man named Yasuake Uwabe drives a car into a crowd and then stabs people, killing five, before being arrested.
- November 10: Diet of Japan holds its first Question Time.
- December 4: Yamagata Shinkansen extension to Shinjō Station opens.
- February 7: Tamaki Matsumoto, child actress.
- March 12 : Sakura Oda, singer.
- April 23 : Sumire Morohoshi, actress.
- May 7: Masaki Sato, j-pop singer.
- May 9: Nozomi Ōhashi, child actor and singer.
- October 27: Haruka Kudō, singer.
- October 28: Riko Yoshida, child actor.
- January 31: Shohei Baba, professional wrestler
- February 21: Hideo Itokawa, rocket scientist
- March 11: Kaoru Tada, manga artist
- March 23: Kazue Takahashi, voice actress
- April 9: Emiko Kado, professional wrestler
- April 13: Masaji Kiyokawa, backstroke swimmer
- April 19: Shijaku Katsura, rakugo performer
- April 29: Denzo Ishizaki, supercentenarian
- June 24: Kōzō Murashita, singer and songwriter
- July 16: Hiromi Yanagihara, J-pop singer
- July 21: Jun Etō, literary critic
- August 2: Meisei Goto, author
- August 9: Jackie Sato, professional wrestler
- September 16: Utaemon Ichikawa, actor
- September 22: Noriko Awaya, Soprano chanson and ryūkōka singer
- September 22: Tomoo Kudaka, football player
- October 3: Akio Morita, businessman and co-founder of Sony Corporation
- October 26: Kazuhito Komatsu, murder victim
- November 1: Minoru Chiaki, actor
- November 3: Shingo Tachi, racing driver
- November 29: Kaoru Iwamoto, go player
- November 29: Kazuo Sakamaki, naval officer
- December 4: Daishōhō Masami, sumo wrestler