2012 in Japan

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2012
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See also: Other events of 2012
List of years in Japan

Events in the year 2012 in Japan.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

Tokyo Skytree, which opened in March 2012

Predicted and scheduled events[edit]

Electoral calendar[edit]

  • December 26 – Designation election of the prime minister in the National Diet[36]

Administrative mergers and status changes[edit]

Television[edit]

Films[edit]

Births in 2012[edit]

Deaths in 2012[edit]

January[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

September[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ House of Representatives: Diet sessions (Japanese)
  2. ^ The Japan Times, January 2: New year begins with strong quake
  3. ^ Japan Meteorological Agency: Magnitude, depth and intensity report 2012/1/1 14.34 JST
  4. ^ Nagakute town: 市制施行準備(平成24年1月4日「長久手市」誕生に向けて)
  5. ^ The Japan Times, January 14: New Noda Cabinet on tax push. Okada to be point man in quest to hike the sales levy
  6. ^ The Japan Times, January 14: Noda hoping latest reshuffle bucks trend of dismal failures. Always a gamble, shakeups in last six years have mostly backfired
  7. ^ The Japan Times, February 2: 51 deaths laid to blizzards; more snow forecast
  8. ^ The Japan Times, February 4: Record lows recorded at 38 locations. Well below zero from Kyushu to Hokkaido and more cold looms
  9. ^ Website of the reconstruction agency
  10. ^ The Japan Times, February 10: 11 months on, Reconstruction Agency makes official debut
  11. ^ Tokyo Sky Tree Completed Japan Times, Wednesday, February 29, 2012
  12. ^ Kyodo (March 2, 2012). "Cut-rate carrier Peach starts flights". The Japan Times. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  13. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun Kyūshū, December 24, 2011: 熊本知事選で民主も現職支持、事実上の与野党相乗り
  14. ^ Kumamoto prefectural electoral commission: Result
  15. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun, March 25, 2012: 熊本知事選、現職・蒲島氏が再選
  16. ^ ja:京都祇園軽ワゴン車暴走事故
  17. ^ ja:福山ホテル火災
  18. ^ The Japan Times, June 5: Noda replaces censured ministers. Five new members recruited in bid to get LDP to back sales tax hike
  19. ^ The Japan Times, June 11, 2012: Pro-governor bloc fails to gain majority in Okinawa election
  20. ^ Jiji Tsūshin, July 9: 現職伊藤氏が3選=反原発の新人破る-鹿児島知事選
  21. ^ The Japan Times, July 9: Kagoshima governor beats antinuclear challenger, secures third term
  22. ^ The Wall Street Journal, July 9: Japan Pro-Nuclear Official Wins Vote
  23. ^ The Japan Times, July 31: Ex-bureaucrat wins Yamaguchi governor race
  24. ^ The Japan Times, September 20: New atomic regulator launches, vowing no more disasters
  25. ^ The Japan Times, September 21: DPJ re-elects Noda as chief despite rifts. Leader vows to rebuild feuding party, seek end to nuclear power
  26. ^ Kōmeitō: 党代表選挙を公告 9月22日の党大会で選出
  27. ^ The Wall Street Journal September 14, 2012 公明・山口代表が無投票3選=井上幹事長ら留任へ
  28. ^ The Japan Times, October 2, 2012: Noda shakes up Cabinet third time. Latest lineup includes Tanaka for education, Maehara for policy
  29. ^ The Japan Times, October 19, 2012: Tanaka's exit likely as scandal outcry grows. Justice minister enters hospital after ducking Diet summons
  30. ^ msn/Sankei News, October 22, 2012: 新潟知事選、泉田氏が3選 マック赤坂氏ら退ける
  31. ^ The Japan Times, October 22, 2012: Izumida clinches third term as Niigata governor
  32. ^ The Japan Times, October 30, 2012: Okayama elects ex-store boss; Toyama picks incumbent
  33. ^ The Japan Times, October 29, 2012: By-election a setback for Noda. LDP tipped to win race in Kagoshima
  34. ^ The Japan Times, November 18, 2012: Incumbent Fukuda easily wins Tochigi gubernatorial election
  35. ^ ja:笹子トンネル天井板落下事故
  36. ^ Yomiuri Shimbun, December 17, 2012: 安倍総裁、26日に首相指名…石破幹事長は続投
  37. ^ Kokudo Chiri Kyōkai/Japan Geographic Data Center: Scheduled municipal mergers
  38. ^ Shiraoka town: 市制に向けて
  39. ^ [1] (Japanese)
  40. ^ Matsutani, Minoru. "Three hanged; executions are first since ’10". The Japan Times. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  41. ^ The Japan Times, September 10: Japan minister Matsushita found dead at home in possible suicide: police
  42. ^ "Newly appointed Japanese ambassador to China dies: Kyodo". chinadaily.com. 16 September 2012.