2005 in Japan

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Events in the year 2005 in Japan.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

Expo 2005 in Aichi

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 15: Two tankers collide in the Kumano Sea, with one bursting into flames, resulting in one death.

August[edit]

  • August 8: Postal service privatization, the keystone of Prime Minister Koizumi's platform, is voted down in the House of Councillors. Later in the day, Koizumi announces the dissolution of the House of Representatives and snap elections to be held the following month.7
  • August 24: The Tsukuba Express line opens.

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 1: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is formed by the merger of two Japanese banking conglomerates.
  • October 14: The Postal Privatisation Bill enters the Diet.
  • October 17: Koizumi visits Yasukuni Shrine for the first time since 2004.
  • October 31: Koizumi reshuffles his cabinet, naming Shinzo Abe as Chief Cabinet Secretary, Heizo Takenaka as Minister of Internal Affairs and Taro Aso as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

November[edit]

December[edit]

Date Unknown[edit]

Japanese official abandoned national project and development of superconducting passenger ferry Techno Superliner, due to high fuel cost.[citation needed]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • Wealthiest person in Japan: Nobutada Saji (net worth 5.8 billion USD)