1995 in Japan
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Events in the year 1995 in Japan.
- Emperor: Akihito
- Prime Minister: Tomiichi Murayama (S–Ōita)
- Chief Cabinet Secretary: Kōzō Igarashi (S–Hokkaidō) until August 8, Kōken Nosaka (S–Tottori)
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Ryōhachi Kusaba until November 7, Tōru Miyoshi
- President of the House of Representatives: Takako Doi (S–Hyōgo)
- President of the House of Councillors: Bunbē Hara (L–Tokyo) until July 22, Jūrō Saitō (L–Mie) from August 4
- Diet sessions: 132nd (regular, January 20 to June 18), 133rd (extraordinary, August 4 to August 8), 134th (extraordinary, September 29 to December 15)
- January 17 – A magnitude 6.8 earthquake called the "Great Hanshin earthquake" occurs near Kobe, Japan, causing great property damage and killing 6,434 people.
- February 21 – An MSDF helicopter falls into the Bungo Channel, causing 11 deaths.
- March 20 - Aum Shinrikyo release sarin gas on the Tokyo subway, killing 13 and injuring more than 6,000.
- March 30 – A police officer tries to assassinate Takaji Kunimatsu, Commissioner General of the National Police Agency, outside his home in Arakawa Ward, Tokyo.
- April 9 - In a series of gubernatorial elections held across Japan, Yukio Aoshima and Knock Yokoyama become governors of Tokyo and Osaka respectively.
- May 12 – A bomb goes off in a men's public lavatory on the third floor of the Terminal 2 building of New Tokyo International Airport, Narita.
- May 16 - Japanese police besiege the headquarters of Aum Shinrikyo in Kamikuishiki, Yamanashi Prefecture at the foot of Mount Fuji and arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara.
- June 22 – Japanese police rescue 365 hostages from a hijacked All Nippon Airways Flight 857 (Boeing 747-200) at Hakodate airport. The hijacker, Fumio Kutsumi, was armed with a screw driver and demanded the release of Shoko Asahara.
- July 23 - House of Councillors election held.
- July 30 – During an armed robbery at a Hachioji, Tokyo supermarket, three female employees are killed.
- November 18 - November 19 - APEC summit held in Osaka, the first in Japan.
January to March
- January 16 - Takumi Minamino, footballer
- January 25 - Masaya Matsumoto, footballer
- January 30 - Misaki Iwasa, singer
- February 3 - Tao Tsuchiya, actress
- February 10 - Haruna Kawaguchi, actress and model
- February 12
- February 13 - Ayame Koike, actress
- February 16 - Nikki Havenaar, footballer
- March 7 - Fuma Kikuchi, actor, dancer and singer
- March 11 - Kazuki Fukai, footballer
- March 12 - Kanon Fukuda, singer and voice actress
- March 13 - Ryutarou Akimoto, actor and model
- March 15 - Momoka Ariyasu, singer
- March 17 - Akari Hayami, actress, model and singer
April to June
- April 6 - Ryutaro Morimoto, singer
- April 14 - Yukiko Fujisawa, figure skater
- April 19 - Akira Saitō, actress
- June 4 - Shiori Tamai, singer
- June 8 - Akari Saho, musician
- June 12 - Mao Murakami, dancer
July to December
- July 2 - Tomoko Kanazawa, pop singer
- July 30 - Yuhi, wrestler
- August 8 - Miyabi Oba, figure skater
- August 15 - Yui Ogura, actress, pop idol and singer
- August 24 - Anna Doi, sprinter
- September 12 - Kako Tomotaki, figure skater
- September 22 - Ai Hazuki, actress
- September 23 - Aimi Kobayashi, pianist
- October 29 - Taku Hiraoka, snowboarder
- November 7 - Runa Natsui, actress
- November 19 - Asuka Teramoto, gymnast
- December 3 - Anna Iriyama, singer
- December 15 - Yoshihide Kiryū, track and field sprinter
- December 29 - Rina Ikoma, singer
- February 24 - Hideko Maehata, swimmer (b. 1914)
- February 24 - Tatsumi Kumashiro, film director (b. 1927)
- March 19 - Yasuo Yamada, voice actor (b. 1932)
- July 5 – Takeo Fukuda, politician (b. 1905)
- September 25 - Kei Tomiyama, actor, voice actor and narrator (b. 1938)