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2017 in Japan

2017
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The following is an overview of the year 2017 in Japan.

Incumbents

Governors

Events

January

March

April

May

June

July

A debris flow caused by heavy rain in Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture on 7 July 2017.

October

November

  • November 1Shinzo Abe reappoints his government's cabinet ministers following his re-election as the Japanese prime minister.[8]
  • Emperor Akihito announces that he intends to retire on April 30, 2019.[9]

December

  • December 20 - Chen Shifeng was sentenced to 20 years in prison after the Jiang Ge Murder Case was solved.
  • December 31 - American youtuber Logan Paul causes international backlash after filming a video in Aokigahara.

The Nobel Prize

Arts and entertainment

Sports

Deaths

Shunichiro Okano
Jiro Taniguchi
Seijun Suzuki
Peggy Hayama
Sadanoyama Shinmatsu
Kaoru Yosano
Yoko Nogiwa
Haruo Nakajima
Atsutoshi Nishida

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Elections

National

  • October 22: By-elections to the National Diet; 2 vacancies as of July 31, both from the House of Representatives: Ehime 3rd district and Aomori 4th district

Prefectural

  • January 22: Yamagata gubernatorial (w/o vote)
  • January 29: Gifu gubernatorial
  • March 26: Chiba gubernatorial
  • April 9: Akita gubernatorial
  • June 25: Shizuoka gubernatorial
  • July 2: Tokyo legislative, Hyōgo gubernatorial
  • August 27: Ibaraki gubernatorial[10]
  • October 22: Miyagi gubernatorial[11]
  • November 12: Hiroshima gubernatorial[12]

Major municipal

Elections in the 20 designated major cities and the 23 special wards/"cities":

References

  1. ^ "Akihito | Biography, Reign, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Shinzo Abe: Japan ex-PM injured after reported gunshot attack". BBC News. 8 July 2022. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  3. ^ ja:東燃ゼネラル石油#不祥事#コンプライアンス違反など (Japanese Lanmguage) Retrieved date on September 13, 2017.
  4. ^ ja:日本の航空事故#2010年代#2017年 (Japanese Lanmguage) Retrieved date on September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ ja:桜島#火山活動史#2006年以降-昭和火口活動期 (Japanese Lanmguage) Retrieved date on September 13, 2017.
  6. ^ ja:平成29年7月九州北部豪雨 (Japanese Language) Retrieved date on September 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Tokyo, Agencies in (October 31, 2017). "Japan police investigate possible serial killer in Tokyo suburb". the Guardian.
  8. ^ "NHK World Radio Japan". NHK. Archived from the original on 2017-11-01.
  9. ^ Kaori Enjoji and Ben Westcott (December 2017). "Akihito to become first Japanese Emperor to abdicate in 200 years". CNN.
  10. ^ Ibaraki prefectural electoral commission: Gubernatorial and assembly by-election 2017
  11. ^ Kahoku Shimpō, June 21, 2017: <宮城知事選>10月5日告示、22日投票 Archived 2017-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Hiroshima prefectural electoral commission: Schedule of the 2017 gubernatorial election Archived 2017-07-30 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Saitama city electoral commission, January 25 press release: さいたま市長選挙の選挙期日が決まりました Archived 2017-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Chiba city electoral commission: Election schedules
  15. ^ Sendai city electoral commission: Election schedules Archived 2017-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Yokohama city electoral commission: 2017 mayoral election schedule Archived 2017-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Sakai city electoral commission: 2017 mayoral and assembly by-election schedule Archived 2017-04-24 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Okayama city electoral commission: Election schedules Archived 2017-03-25 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ Kawasaki city electoral commission: 2017 mayoral and assembly by-election schedule Archived 2017-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ Kōbe Shimbun, July 5, 2017: 神戸市長選日程決まる 10月22日投開票
  21. ^ Katsushika "city" electoral commission: Elections Archived 2017-11-09 at the Wayback Machine
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