1993 in Japan
|See also:||Other events of 1993
List of years in Japan
Events in the year 1993 in Japan.
- Emperor: Akihito
- Prime Minister: Kiichi Miyazawa (L–Hiroshima) until August 9, Hosokawa Morihiro (JNP–Kumamoto)
- Chief Cabinet Secretary: Yōhei Kōno (L–Kanagawa) until August 9, Masayoshi Takemura (NPH–Shiga)
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Ryōhachi Kusaba
- President of the House of Representatives: Yoshio Sakurauchi (L–Shimane) until June 18, Takako Doi (S–Hyōgo) from August 6
- President of the House of Councillors: Bunbē Hara (L–Tokyo)
- Diet sessions: 126th (regular, January 22 to June 18), 127th (special, August 5 to August 28), 128th (extraordinary, September 17 to 1994, January 29)
- January 27: Sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first non-Japanese to reach the rank of yokozuna.
- April 15: 10th anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Disneyland.
- May 15: The J-League is established
- June 2: Crown Prince Naruhito marries Masako Owada.
- June 22: New Party Sakigake breaks away from the Liberal Democratic Party.
- July 7 - July 9: G7 summit is held in Tokyo.
- July 16: The Yokohama Landmark Tower, Japan's tallest building until the opening of the Abeno Harukas skyscraper, is completed.
- July 18: General elections for the House of Representatives of Japan are held. The Liberal Democratic Party fails to secure a majority.
- August 3: Kono Statement issued by Japanese government.
- August 6: Hosokawa Morihiro is elected as new Prime Minister of Japan. A non-Liberal Democratic Party coalition government composed of seven parties is formed.
- January 12 - Aika Mitsui, singer
- January 29 - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, singer and model
- February 23 - Kasumi Ishikawa, table tennis player
- March 24 - Ryo Ryusei, actor
- April 1 - Keito Okamoto, singer
- April 11 - Yūji Takahashi, footballer
- May 9 - Ryosuke Yamada, actor and singer
- May 10 - Mirai Shida, actress
- June 15 - Kanna Arihara, singer
- August 3 – Yurina Kumai, singer
- August 4 – Alan Shirahama, singer, dancer and actor
- August 5 – Suzuka Ohgo, child actress
- August 10 - Yuto Nakajima, singer
- August 31 – Haruka Imai, figure skater
- November 26 – Erena Ono, singer
- November 30 – Yuri Chinen, singer and actor
- December 25 - Emi Takei, actress, model and singer
- January 22: Kōbō Abe, author
- February 9: Saburo Okita, former foreign minister
- February 28: Ishirō Honda, film director
- April 2: Masaichi Niimi, admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War
- July 3: Tadao Yoshida, founder of the YKK Group, the world's largest zipper manufacturer
- July 10: Masuji Ibuse, writer
- August 6: Genkei Masamune, botanist
- August 21: Ichirō Fujiyama, composer and singer
- October 29: Masahiro Makino, film director
- November 14: Sanzo Nosaka, one of the founders of the Japanese Communist Party
- December 16: Kakuei Tanaka, former Prime Minister
- December 20: Iichirō Hatoyama, politician and diplomat
- Yen value: US$1 = ¥109.91 (December 1)
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