1958 in Japan
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History of Japan • Timeline • Years
- Emperor: Hirohito
- Prime minister: Nobusuke Kishi
- Chief Cabinet Secretary: Kiichi Aichi until June 12, Munenori Akagi
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Kōtarō Tanaka
- President of the House of Representatives: Shūji Masutani until April 25, Nirō Hoshijima from June 11 until December 13, Ryōgorō Katō
- President of the House of Councillors: Tsuruhei Matsuno
- March 9 - The Kanmon Tunnel opens, connecting Honshu and Kyushu by road for the first time.
- May 2 - Nagasaki Flag incident - Ultra-nationalists pull down a Chinese flag hanging outside an exhibition of postage stamps in Nagasaki, freezing relations between China and Japan.
- May 22 - General election of 1958 - The Liberal Democratic Party win 298 out of 467 seats.
- August 2 - An All Nippon Airways Douglas DC-3 plunges in the sea close to the Izu Islands, killing all 33 occupants of the aircraft.
- September 27 - Typhoon Ida kills at least 1,269 in Honshu.
- October 14 - Construction of Tokyo Tower is completed.
- December 23 - Tokyo Tower is opened to the public for the first time, at a final cost of ¥2.8 billion ($8.4 million in 1958).
- December 27 - National Health Care Act of 1958.
- January 20 - Masuo Amada, voice actor
- January 30 - Sayuri Ishikawa, enka singer
- February 1 - Ryō Horikawa, voice actor
- March 10 - Hiroshi Yanaka, voice actor
- April 1 - Hiromi Kawakami, author and writer
- April 7 - Shinobu Adachi, voice actress
- April 12 - Hyōichi Kōno, adventurer (d. 2001)
- April 14 - Junko Sakurada, actress and singer
- April 21 - Yoshito Usui, manga artist, creator of Crayon Shin-chan (d. 2009)
- June 14 - Masami Yoshida, javelin thrower (d. 2000)
- June 20 - Teiyū Ichiryūsai, voice actress
- July 5 - Kyoko Terase, voice actress
- July 22 - Tatsunori Hara, professional-baseball coach and player
- August 2 - Shō Hayami, voice actor and singer
- August 15 - Chiharu Suzuka, voice actress
- September 8
- October 15 - Masako Katsuki, voice actress
- October 23 - Hiroyuki Kinoshita, actor and voice actor
- November 12 - Hiromi Iwasaki, singer
- November 27 - Tetsuya Komuro, music producer and songwriter
- December 2 - Mina Asami, actress
- December 26 - Mieko Harada, actress
- Yoshiteru Otani, cartoonist
- April 2 - Jōsei Toda, educator and peace activist (b. 1900)
- September 20 - Ogasawara Naganari, admiral and naval strategist (b. 1867)
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