1986 in Japan

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Events in the year 1986 in Japan.

1986 was the first year of the Japanese asset price bubble.


  • Emperor: Hirohito
  • Prime Minister: Yasuhiro Nakasone (L–Gunma)
  • Chief Cabinet Secretary: Masaharu Gotōda (L–Tokushima)
  • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Kōichi Yaguchi
  • President of the House of Representatives: Michita Sakata (L–Kumamoto) until June 2, Kenzaburō Hara (L–Hyōgo) from July 22
  • President of the House of Councillors: Mutsuo Kimura (L–Okayama) until July 22, Masaaki Fujita (L–Hiroshima)
  • Diet sessions: 104th (regular session opened in December 1985, to May 22), 105th (extraordinary, June 2), 106th (special, July 22 to July 25), 107th (extraordinary, September 11 to December 20), 108th (regular, December 29 to 1987, May 27)


  • January 6: Major snowfall strikes western Japan: Kagoshima is blanketed with 20 cm.
  • February 11: A hotel fire in Higashiizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, according to official confirmed report. killing 24 persons.
  • March 23: Record snowfall in the Tokyo area leads to a train collision on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
  • July 6: Simultaneous elections for both houses of the Diet.
  • July 22: Third Nakasone cabinet announced.
  • September 6: Takako Doi becomes president of the Japan Socialist Party: she is the first female party leader in Japanese history.
  • December 9: Beat Takeshi and his troupe are arrested for an attack on the editors of Friday magazine.




  • Yen value: US$1 = ¥153 (low) to ¥192 (high)

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