2006 in Japan

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2006
in
Japan
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See also: Other events of 2006
List of years in Japan

Events in the year 2006 in Japan.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 16 - Tokyo prosecutors raid Livedoor for suspected violations of securities laws.
  • January 18 - Following the Livedoor raid, the Tokyo Stock Exchange is overloaded with sell orders and is forced to stop trading.
  • January 23 - Livedoor CEO Takafumi Horie and three other company officials are arrested and placed in detention.

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 9 - Beef imported from the United States goes on sale in Japan for the first time in months following a lengthy ban.
  • August 14 - A blackout occurs throughout Tokyo, Chiba and Saitama during the morning rush hour after a barge-mounted crane disrupts a high-voltage line.
Nintendo's Wii
  • August 15 - On the anniversary of the end of World War II, Koizumi makes his final visit to Yasukuni Shrine.
  • August 16 - A fishing boat is fired upon after crossing into Russian-claimed waters off the east coast of Hokkaidō.

September[edit]

December[edit]


Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • Wealthiest person in Japan: Masayoshi Son (net worth 7 billion USD)