2009 in Japan

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Events in the year 2009 in Japan.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 1 – A modification of the law on sales of medications takes effect. The law classifies products into three categories and allows over-the-counter sales of two at convenience-stores and supermarkets with a registered sales agent present, while requiring a pharmacist to oversee sales of the third category. Convenience stores begin sales of vitamins, analgesics and cold remedies.[27]
  • June 1 – Amended Road Traffic Law, which requires 75 years or older people to take mandatory cognitive function tests upon renewal of their licenses, goes into effect.[28]
  • June 4 – Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office decides to release Toshikazu Sugaya, who allegedly sentenced indefinite imprisonment for kidnapping and murderng a 4-year old girl in Ashikaga, Tochigi, after 17 years of imprisonment, due to the result of fresh DNA test which proved that his case was false imprisonment.[29]
  • June 4 – Inauguration of Shizuoka Airport.[30]
  • June 16 – 10 climbers lost their lives in the Taisetsu mountain range in Hokkaido. Hokkaido Police raided the head office and a local branch of Amuse travel on suspicion of improper management of a guided tour on June 18.[31]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Prefectural elections[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Disgraced DPJ member dies in apparent suicide". The Japan Times. 2009-01-05. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Doctor back home after Somalia ordeal". The Japan Times. 2009-01-14. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  4. ^ "Nishimatsu linked to dubious donations". The Japan Times. 2009-01-16. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  5. ^ "Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan". Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
  6. ^ "EDITORIAL Volcano watch on a budget". The Japan Times. 2009-02-11. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  7. ^ "Volcano alert system successful". The Japan Times. 2009-02-03. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  8. ^ "Kajima consultant held for alleged tax dodge". The Japan Times. 2009-02-11. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  9. ^ "Orix, Japan Post drop Kampo no Yado deal". The Japan Times. 2009-02-14. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
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  11. ^ "Key Ozawa aide arrested over illegal funds". The Japan Times. 2009-03-03. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  12. ^ "Cash handout a waste, many voters say". The Japan Times. 2009-03-05. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  13. ^ "Nipponkoa and Sompo to merge". The Japan Times. 2009-03-13. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  14. ^ "Antipiracy task force heads for Somalia". The Japan Times. 2009-03-15. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  15. ^ "Famous Yoshida home gutted". The Japan Times. 2009-03-23. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  16. ^ "FedEx jet crashes at Narita; pilots die". The Japan Times. 2009-03-24. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  17. ^ "Rakuten seeks TBS buyback". The Japan Times. 2009-04-01. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  18. ^ "US outlines plans to curb nuke weapons". Business Mirror. April 5, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved April 5, 2009. 
  19. ^ "U.N. Security Council to meet on N. Korea launch". Cable News Network. April 5, 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved April 5, 2009. 
  20. ^ "Imperial Couple happy on 50th anniversary". The Japan Times. 2009-04-10. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  21. ^ "Hayashi's death penalty finalized". The Japan Times. 2009-04-22. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
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  23. ^ "Epidemiological investigation of a novel influenza A (H1N1) outbreak detected by entry screening, Narita, Japan, 2009 -- Preliminary report". Infectious Disease Surveillance Center. 2009-05-22. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
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  30. ^ "EDITORIAL Justifying a new airport". Japan Times. 2009-07-19. Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
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  34. ^ "Full solar eclipse turns day to night in Asia". Yahoo! News quoted from The Associated Press. 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2009-08-21. [dead link]
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