2021 in Japan

Japan-related events during the year of 2021

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Events in the year 2021 in Japan.

Incumbents

Ongoing events

Events by month

January

  • January 1 – Emperor Naruhito and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga delivered 2021 New Year's message to bring the COVID-19 under control and pledged to host the postponed 2020 Summer Olympics.[1][2][3][4]
  • January 2
    • The governors of Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures considered to declare another state of emergency over COVID-19 resurgence, Economic Revitalization Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura who in charge of COVID-19 response.[5][6]
    • The world's oldest person, Kane Tanaka celebrated her 118th birthday in southwestern Japan on Saturday.[7][8]
  • January 4
    • The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo was off 0.4% at 27,344.87 after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the government is considering declaring a state of emergency for Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures due to surging virus caseloads.[9][10]
    • The government considered declaring a nationwide state of emergency over COVID-19 resurgence, the countdown clock for the postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 200 days to go.[11][12]
  • January 5
    • Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to declare another state of emergency in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures as the COVID-19 resurgence on Thursday, while the government reported more than 4,900 cases.[13][14][15]
    • New car sales in Japan slumped 11.5% in 2020 from a year earlier amid the pandemic, marking the largest fall in nine years, data from industry bodies showed Tuesday. While tuna gone cut price ¥20 million at Tokyo's Toyosu Market during New Year auction.[16][17][18][19]
    • The Constitutional Democrats, Social Democrats, and the Communists prepared to form a pacifist coalition, despite to the anti-Suga Cabinet protests and riots. After the Japanese government warned about a new national lockdown in the European Union and the United Kingdom.[20][21][22]

February

March

April

Predicted and scheduled events

July

August

October

Arts and entertainment

Deaths

January

February

March

April

See also

Country overviews

Related timelines for current period

References

  1. ^ "天皇陛下「希望を持って歩んでいく年に」…国民に新年のメッセージ". Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). January 1, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "「命と暮らし守り抜く」菅首相が年頭所感 オリンピック開催明言、憲法は触れず". Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "Japan's emperor acknowledges virus hardship in video message". Associated Press. January 1, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "Japan PM Suga vows to contain virus, hold Olympics in New Year's address". Kyodo News. January 1, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  5. ^ "都知事、緊急事態宣言要請へ コロナ感染拡大で医療逼迫、西村担当相と面会". Jiji Press. January 2, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  6. ^ "Japan looking at declaring another state of emergency over virus". Kyodo News. January 2, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "世界最高齢・田中カ子さん、118歳の誕生日…祝福に「みんな拍手してください」". Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). January 2, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "World's oldest person in southwestern Japan turns 118". Kyodo News. January 2, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "新年の日経平均、一時400円下げ 緊急事態宣言報道で". The Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese). January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  10. ^ "FOCUS: Japan economy to notch sharp recovery from pandemic toward end-2021". Kyodo News. January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  11. ^ "政府に不満「小池氏の失政」 首相は「やんなきゃいけない」…宣言発令要請で急転". Sankei Shimbun (in Japanese). January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  12. ^ "Tick-Tock: The Tokyo Olympics hit the 200-days-to-go mark". Associated Press. January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  13. ^ "感染4914人、過去最多を更新 首都圏で全体の半数超". The Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese). January 5, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  14. ^ "Japan poised for state of emergency as Covid-19 cases soar". CNN. January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  15. ^ "Japan weighs state of emergency in Tokyo area as COVID cases surge". Reuters. January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  16. ^ "昨年新車販売 500万台割れ…4年ぶり コロナで来客減響く". Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). January 6, 2021. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  17. ^ "大間産マグロ、2000万円 東京・豊洲で初競り マスク姿で". Sankei Shimbun (in Japanese). January 5, 2021. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  18. ^ "マグロ初競り、安値スタート コロナ禍で静かな幕開け―豊洲市場". Jiji Press. January 5, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  19. ^ "For the auto industry, 2020 was a horrible year — but it ended better than expected". NBC News. January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  20. ^ "与野党、特措法改正案の罰則巡り協議 専門家は私権制限に冷静さ求める". Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). January 5, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  21. ^ "U.K. warns of more lockdown measures as country fights new strain of coronavirus". CBS News. January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  22. ^ "Europe starts 2021 by extending lockdowns as coronavirus cases spiral". CNN. January 5, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  23. ^ "福島県沖のクロソイ 国が出荷制限指示 基準超える放射性物質". NHK. April 19, 2021. Archived from the original on April 19, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ Wang, Xu (April 21, 2021). "Fish radioactive report prompts Fukushima ban". China Daily English. Archived from the original on April 21, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ "時代劇の"斬られ役"で知られる福本清三、77歳で肺がんにより死去". Natalie (in Japanese). January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  26. ^ "「5万回斬られた男」俳優の福本清三さん死去…「ラストサムライ」「水戸黄門」鮮やかな斬られ方で人気 : エンタメ・文化 : ニュース". Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). January 4, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.

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