2004 in Japan

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2004
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See also: Other events of 2004
List of years in Japan

Events in the year 2004 in Japan.

2004 was the population "peak" of Japan—the last year in which the national population increased.[citation needed] [1]

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

Kyushu Shinkansen opened in March.

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 1: An 11-year-old girl kills her classmate at a Sasebo elementary school.

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 3: World Rally Championship held in Japan for the first time.
  • September 8: Typhoon Songda hit in western Honshu area, according to official document figure, 45 person fatalities, with injures 1324.[5]
  • September 17: Japanese baseball players announce a weekend strike, the first baseball strike in Japanese history.
  • September 27: Koizumi reshuffles his cabinet.

October[edit]

The Chūetsu earthquake struck Niigata in October.

November[edit]

December[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • GDP: ¥504 trillion (+1.4%)
  • Nikkei 225: High 12,163.89; low 10,365.40
  • Wealthiest person in Japan: Nobutada Saji (net worth 6.9 billion USD)
  • Yen: High ¥101.83/USD; low ¥114.80/USD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Banyan. "Japan's demography The incredible shrinking country". http://www.economist.com/. The Economist. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "The case of the killer nurse". Japan Today. 2004-04-06. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  3. ^ ja:平成16年7月新潟・福島豪雨
  4. ^ ja:平成16年7月福井豪雨
  5. ^ ja:平成16年台風第18号