2018 in Japan

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2018
in
Japan

Decades:
See also:Other events of 2018
List of years in Japan

The following is an overview of the year 2018 in Japan.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

heavy snow hit in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture on 22 January
  • 22 to 23 January : A heavy snowfall hits around Tokyo Metropolitan Area. According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan in a confirmed report, 956 people were injured.[1]
  • 23 January : Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupts. According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan in a confirmed report, 1 fatality results and 11 people are injured in Gunma Prefecture.[2]
  • 31 January : A fire burns an elderly support facility in Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido. According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan in a confirmed report, 11 people died, with three injured.[3]

February[edit]

  • 5 to 8 February : A heavy snowfall hits the Sea of Japan. According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan in a confirmed report, 22 people died, with 320 injures.[4]

March[edit]

  • 1 to 12 March : According to the Japan Meteorological Agency in a confirmed report, a volcano erupts in Shinmoedake, Kyushu Island.[5][6]
  • 12 March : According to the Japanese Government, an official confirmed that the Japan Ministry of Finance rewrote 14 decision documents in accordance with the response about a cooperative school in Osaka Prefecture to the National Assembly in 2017.[7]
  • 13 March : According to the Japan Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, an official report confirmed the Kumano cherry tree (Kumanozakura) as a new species Cherry tree (Sakura). The tree was discovered widely throughout the Kii peninsula. The last new type of Sakura tree found in Japan was in 1915.[8]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

Damage done by the 2018 Osaka earthquake, in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture on 18 June.
  • 9 June - According to the Japan National Police Agency in a confirmed report, 22-year-old unemployed Ichiro Kojima was detained by police after stabbing 3 passengers, killing one, on a bullet train leading from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka, nearby Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture.[page needed]
  • 18 June - 2018 Osaka earthquake, According to Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency in a confirmed report, a 5.5 Richter scale earthquake killed four and injured 434 people in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture.[page needed]
  • 26 June - According to Japan National Police Agency confirmed report, a man murdered the police officer in policebox, depriving the handgun and escaping, after a man killed to a security guard man near a nearby elementary school in Toyama City. A twenty-two years old detained, after critical condition by with attempted suicide.[page needed]
  • 29 June - According to Japan Meteorological Agency confirmed report, a F2 level tornado hit in around area of Maibara, Shiga Prefecture. According to local government official confirmed, many houses were collapsed and damaged, total eight person were wounded.[page needed]

July[edit]

  • 28 June – 9 July: 2018 Japan floods - Heavy floods was started in western areas of Japan, most in the Hiroshima Prefecture, which has been hit by torrential rain. As of 20 July, 225 people were killed, another 13 were declared missing and 1.5 milion people were displaced.[10]
  • 9 July-present: 2018 Northeast Asia heat wave least 116 people have died from heat-related causes and at least 22,000 had heat stroke
  • 26 July: A fire at under constructing technology centre fire in Tama City, Tokyo. According to Fire and Disaster Management Agency confirmed report, total five workers fatalities with 42 were injures.[11]

August[edit]

September[edit]

Accident occurs when the roof falls in Tsurumi-ku, Osaka, affective by Typhoon Jebi on 5 September, 2018
Retired singer, Namie Amuro in 2017

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 19 November - According to Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office Special Prosecutors Department official confirmed report, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan Motor, was arrested by the prosecutor special authority for alleged false statement of the securities report that he declared the compensation inexorably. Ghosn president position and position of representative director of Nissan, succeeded at the Board of Directors on 22 November.[page needed]
  • 23 November - Osaka decide on the venue on Expo 2025 the winner at BIE's 164th General Assembly.[page needed]
  • 26 November - According to Japan National Police Agency confirmed report, six person were murdered, with a suspicion suicide onto Gokase River, in Takachiho, Miyazaki Prefecture.[page needed]

December[edit]

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • 4 January – the Wrestle Kingdom 12, a professional wrestling event promoted by New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), took place in Tokyo

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

Jiichiro Date at the 1976 Olympics

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • 18 June – Go Kato, actor (b. 1938)

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

Elections[edit]

National[edit]

Prefectural[edit]

Major municipal[edit]


AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo[edit]

  • The 53rd single 10th Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo was held on Nagoya Stadium, Aichi Prefecture, Japan on June 16, 2018

Final Senbatsu Results:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1月22日からの大雪等による被害状況等について(第6報)Format:PDF. Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan(Japanese Language edition) Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. ^ 本白根山の火山活動による被害及び消防機関等の対応状況等(第9報)Format:PDF. Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan(Japanese Language edition) Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ 札幌市下宿火災(第4報)Format:PDF. Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan(Japanese Language edition) Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  4. ^ 2月4日からの大雪等による被害状況等について(第15報)Format:PDF. Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan(Japanese Language edition) Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  5. ^ 平成30年 No.11 週間火山概況(3月9日~3月15日)Japan Meteorological Agency (Japanese Language edition) Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  6. ^ 平成30年 No.10 週間火山概況(3月2日~3月8日)Japan Meteorological Agency(Japanese Language edition) Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  7. ^ 森友学園問題 (Japanese Language edition) Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  8. ^ 新種の野生サクラ確認 103年ぶり、紀伊半島でThe Asahi Shimbun(Japanese Language edition) Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  9. ^ ja:硫黄山 (宮崎県)#近年の活動 (Japanese language edition) Retrieved date on 14 May, 2018.
  10. ^ Takenaka, Kiyoshi. "Japan faces 'frequent' disasters as flood toll reaches 200". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  11. ^ ja:多摩テクノロジービルディング建設現場火災 (Japanese language) Retibute date 2 August, 2018.
  12. ^ (Japanese language) Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  13. ^ (Japanese language) Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  14. ^ (Japanese language) Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  15. ^ https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/japan-shinzo-abe-wins-ruling-party-leadership-vote-180920053102178.html
  16. ^ "Former NPB star pitcher, manager Senichi Hoshino dies at 70". japantimes.co.jp. The Japan Times. 6 January 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Old Boy Manga Author Caribu Marley Passes Away". animenewsnetwork.com. Anime News Network. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Sochi Olympic speed skater Sumiyoshi found dead in home". mainichi.jp. Mainichi Shimbun. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Hiromu Nonaka, Abe critic and former government spokesman, dies at 92". japantimes.co.jp. The Japan Times. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Michiko Ishimure, award-winning author who raised public awareness of Minamata disease, dies at 90". japantimes.co.jp. The Japan Times. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  21. ^ "モントリオール五輪金メダリスト・伊達治一郎さん転落死". 東スポWeb - 東京スポーツ新聞社 (in Japanese). 22 February 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Japanese actor Ren Osugi, famed for his roles in Takeshi Kitano's yakuza films, dies at 66". japantimes.co.jp. The Japan Times. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  23. ^ a b c "Sources: 7 former Aum cult members executed". nhk.or.jp. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  24. ^ "石坂公成さんが死去 アレルギー発症の仕組み解明:朝日新聞デジタル". Asahi News (in Japanese). 6 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  25. ^ 松本龍さん67歳=元民主党衆院議員、元復興担当相 (in Japanese)