2002 in Japan

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2002
in
Japan
Decades:
See also: Other events of 2002
List of years in Japan

Events in the year 2002 in Japan.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

George W. Bush addressing a joint session of the Diet, February 19

January[edit]

  • January 15: UFJ Bank founded via the merger of the Sanwa Bank, Ltd., the Tokai Bank, Ltd. and Toyo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.
  • January 29: Prime Minister Koizumi fires Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka.

February[edit]

  • February 1: Yoriko Kawaguchi is appointed foreign minister; her previous portfolio of Environment Minister is assumed by Hiroshi Oki.
  • February 19: U.S. president George W. Bush addresses a joint session of the Diet.

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 30: The last Mazda 626 rolls off the production line after 23 years. Its successor, the 6, enters production on October 1.

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 15: Five Japanese abductees return from North Korea.

December[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]