1950 in Japan

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1950
in
Japan
Decades:
See also: Other events of 1950
List of years in Japan

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  • January 1: The old practice of advancing one's age every New Year's Day (regardless of one's date of birth) is replaced by the western style of advancing one's age on each anniversary of one's date of birth. Under the old system, someone born on November 1, for example, would turn one on January 1, two months later.
  • July 7: Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto is burned to the ground by a 22-year-old novice monk.
  • December 12: Hayato Ikeda, future Prime Minister of Japan, remarks in the National Diet that "the poor should eat barley".

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