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Summary.     Click for More > USA apologies after sub hits boat Robot finds ship sunk by sub Prime minister to step down Strong quake Mori confirms plans to resign Koizumi bounds to front in PM race Koizumi wins LDP poll, set for PM   Koizumi elected as new PM  A reformer with a nationalist image replaces the unpopular Yoshiro Mori. The vote was 287 out of a 478 8 children dead in school rampage Japan charges U.S. airman with rape   Sgt. Timothy Woodland, was charged with attack on a 20-year-old Okinawa woman Ruling coalition win in upper house Fujitsu to cut workforce by 16,400 Tropical storm heads to Hokkaido Toshiba to cut 20,000 jobs Jobless rate hits record 5% Tokyo explosion and fire kills 44  Most victims in a mahong parlor on the third floor died by carbon monoxide poisoning. Several jumped from windows Japan first case of mad cow Schumacher wins final Grand Prix Navy to join coalition Bayern wins world club championship   A new princess for royals  Crown Princess Masako has given birth to a girl. The throne is reserved only for males Japan slips into recession
U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide Map of Oahu Hawaii
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U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide Map of Oahu Hawaii


January 2001 ... more > Top ^
Jan.22  New economy minister
Jan.26  Powell met Japanese minister
Jan.31  Jet near-miss injures 34


February 2001 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Asagoe upsets Coetzer
Feb.3  Hingis defeated Maleeva
 Trainee blamed for jet near-miss
Feb.9  
  Submarine accidentally hit and sank fishing school vessel. 9 people missing
Feb.10     USA apologies after sub hits boat  Powell telephoned Japanese Foreign Minister. Rescuers are combing the waters for survivors  Sub practicing when it hit ship Feb.11  Hopes fade for ship survivors Feb.12  Rescued students returning Feb.17   Robot finds ship sunk by sub  Japanese ship was found by remote-operated vehicle sitting upright in 2,000 feet of water Feb.18  Relatives view video of ship Feb.28  Sub commander apologizes

March 2001 ... more > Top ^
Mar.5  Mori survives no-confidence vote Mar.10   Prime minister to step down  Yoshiro Mori has told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party he will step down in about a month Mar.11  Mori denies resignation plan Mar.18  Mori's summit meaningless Mar.23   Strong quake  2 people were injured after 6.4 earthquake shook western Japan Mar.25  Russia talks islands with Japan

April 2001 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  Strong earthquake Apr.5   Mori confirms plans to resign
  Japan's unpopular Prime Minister told his cabinet that he intends to resign Apr.9  Seoul recalls envoy over textbook Apr.14  Recession possible Apr.16  Imperial baby rumors Apr.20  Lee wins Japan, U.S. visas  Scientists crack genetic code of staph Apr.23     Koizumi bounds to front in PM race  Self-proclaimed reformer swept local primaries. He had taken 123 of the 141 votes  Skipper reprimanded Apr.24     Koizumi wins LDP poll, set for PM  Self-styled reformer defeated former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto in the two-tiered vote Apr.25  Koizumi begins political shake-up Apr.26     Koizumi elected as new PM
  A reformer with a nationalist image replaces the unpopular Yoshiro Mori. The vote was 287 out of a 478


May 2001 ... more > Top ^
May.8  Female emperor considering May.30  World's first 3G services

June 2001 ... more > Top ^
Jun.7   8 children dead in school rampage
  Man wielding a knife-like object killed 5 and injured 24, most first- and second-graders.  Japan, Australia 1-0 Jun.8  Killer wants death penalty Jun.10 France wins Confederations Cup
 Japan mourns school victims Jun.15  U.S. to lift Japanese vessel Jun.29  U.S. troops questioned over rape

July 2001 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2  Arrest warrant for Okinawa rape Jul.6  U.S. airman handed over Jul.19   Japan charges U.S. airman with rape
Map of Okinawa Japan
  Sgt. Timothy Woodland, was charged with attack on a 20-year-old Okinawa woman
Jul.21  8 die in crowd crush after fireworks Jul.23  Whaling ban under threat Jul.29   Ruling coalition win in upper house  3-party coalition, led by Koizumi's LDP, won at least 63 of the 121 seats in the 247-member upper house

August 2001 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3 Team to bring back Fujimori
Aug.6 Koizumi urges nuclear ban Aug.9 Koizumi re-elected president of LDP Aug.17  Katayama, Toms on top at PGA Aug.20   Fujitsu to cut workforce by 16,400  Chipmaking giant will complete the cuts by the end of March 2002. Shares up 2.8% to 1,245 yen Typhoon thunders toward Japan Aug.22 Storm sweeps through Tokyo   Tropical storm heads to Hokkaido   Storm Pabuk killed at 7 people and grounded airplanes. 250 millimeters of rain had already fallen in Hokkaido Aug.25   Toshiba to cut 20,000 jobs  Toshiba and Hitachi are planning massive job cuts. Toshiba considering firings overseas Aug.28   Jobless rate hits record 5%
  Reforms are being pursued by Prime Minister Koizumi Aug.30 Hitachi cuts 14,700 jobs Aug.31   Tokyo explosion and fire kills 44
  Most victims in a mahong parlor on the third floor died by carbon monoxide poisoning. Several jumped from windows


September 2001 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2 Safety probe after blaze
Sep.7 U.S. issues terror attack warning Sep.8 Japanese Foreign Minister apologized Sep.10   Japan first case of mad cow  Japan banned E.U. beef and food U.S. serviceman pleads not guilty Sep.11 5 killed in storm Sep.30 First 3G mobiles

October 2001 ... more > Top ^
Oct.13  Schumacher tames Suzuka Oct.14     Schumacher wins final Grand Prix  Michael ninth victory of 2001, tying Nigel Mansell's all-time record Japan apologises to South Korea
Oct.29 Shock rise in jobless

November 2001 ... more > Top ^
Nov.8   Navy to join coalition
  Warships will depart for the Indian Ocean to gather intelligence to the U.S.-led war on terrorism Bush, Koizumi trade letters on trade
Nov.20 2nd mad cow case in Japan Nov.25 Japan prepares for royal birth Ehime Maru laid to rest Nov.27   Bayern wins world club championship  Kuffour goal gives Bayern 1-0 victory over Argentina's Boca Juniors in Toyota Cup Nov.30 Princess prepares to give birth     A new princess for royals
  Crown Princess Masako has given birth to a girl. The throne is reserved only for males


December 2001 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1 Celebrations greet new princess Dec.2 Japanese ponder empress rules Dec.4 Mouse triggers bullet train outage Dec.6     Japan slips into recession  Economy shrank 0.5% in the September quarter following a 0.8% drop in GDP in the second quarter Dec.12 Japan 'stifled' mad cow report Dec.16 Child sex trade conference Dec.22 Japan fires on intruding boat 3 dead in spy ship drama


U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide Map of Oahu Hawaii




Japan, 2001 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Feb.9
  Submarine accidentally hit and sank fishing school vessel. 9 people missing
Feb.10  Sub practicing when it hit ship Feb.28  Sub commander apologizes Apr.9  Seoul recalls envoy over textbook Apr.23  Skipper reprimanded Jun.29  U.S. troops questioned over rape Jul.19 Japan charges U.S. airman with rape Map of Okinawa Japan
  Sgt. Timothy Woodland, was charged with attack on a 20-year-old Okinawa woman
Aug.6 Koizumi urges nuclear ban Oct.14 Japan apologises to South Korea Nov.8 Navy to join coalition
  Warships will depart for the Indian Ocean to gather intelligence to the U.S.-led war on terrorism Dec.22 Japan fires on intruding boat Dec.22 3 dead in spy ship drama



Japan, 2001 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.31  Jet near-miss injures 34 Feb.3  Trainee blamed for jet near-miss Feb.9 U.S. sub, Japanese trawler collide
Map of Oahu Hawaii
  Submarine accidentally hit and sank fishing school vessel. 9 people missing
Feb.10   USA apologies after sub hits boat  Powell telephoned Japanese Foreign Minister. Rescuers are combing the waters for survivors Feb.10  Sub practicing when it hit ship Feb.11  Hopes fade for ship survivors Feb.12  Rescued students returning Feb.17 Robot finds ship sunk by sub  Japanese ship was found by remote-operated vehicle sitting upright in 2,000 feet of water Feb.18  Relatives view video of ship Mar.23 Strong quake  2 people were injured after 6.4 earthquake shook western Japan Apr.3  Strong earthquake Jun.15  U.S. to lift Japanese vessel Jul.21  8 die in crowd crush after fireworks Aug.20 Typhoon thunders toward Japan Aug.22 Storm sweeps through Tokyo Aug.22 Tropical storm heads to Hokkaido   Storm Pabuk killed at 7 people and grounded airplanes. 250 millimeters of rain had already fallen in Hokkaido Aug.31 Tokyo explosion and fire kills 44
  Most victims in a mahong parlor on the third floor died by carbon monoxide poisoning. Several jumped from windows
Sep.10 Japan first case of mad cow  Japan banned E.U. beef and food Sep.11 5 killed in storm Nov.20 2nd mad cow case in Japan Nov.25 Ehime Maru laid to rest Dec.4 Mouse triggers bullet train outage Dec.12 Japan 'stifled' mad cow report



Japan, 2001 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2001 Feb.1  Asagoe upsets Coetzer Feb.3  Hingis defeated Maleeva Jun.7  Japan, Australia 1-0 Jun.10 France wins Confederations Cup
Aug.17  Katayama, Toms on top at PGA Oct.13  Schumacher tames Suzuka Oct.14   Schumacher wins final Grand Prix  Michael ninth victory of 2001, tying Nigel Mansell's all-time record Nov.27 Bayern wins world club championship  Kuffour goal gives Bayern 1-0 victory over Argentina's Boca Juniors in Toyota Cup



Japan, 2001 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.22  New economy minister Apr.14  Recession possible Apr.20  Scientists crack genetic code of staph May.30  World's first 3G services Aug.20 Fujitsu to cut workforce by 16,400  Chipmaking giant will complete the cuts by the end of March 2002. Shares up 2.8% to 1,245 yen Aug.25 Toshiba to cut 20,000 jobs  Toshiba and Hitachi are planning massive job cuts. Toshiba considering firings overseas Aug.28 Jobless rate hits record 5%  Reforms are being pursued by Prime Minister Koizumi Aug.30 Hitachi cuts 14,700 jobs
Sep.30 First 3G mobiles Oct.29 Shock rise in jobless Nov.8 Bush, Koizumi trade letters on trade Dec.6   Japan slips into recession  Economy shrank 0.5% in the September quarter following a 0.8% drop in GDP in the second quarter



Japan, 2001 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2001 Jun.7 8 children dead in school rampage  Man wielding a knife-like object killed 5 and injured 24, most first- and second-graders. Jun.8  Killer wants death penalty Jun.29  U.S. troops questioned over rape Jul.2  Arrest warrant for Okinawa rape Jul.6  U.S. airman handed over Jul.19 Japan charges U.S. airman with rape
Map of Okinawa Japan
  Sgt. Timothy Woodland, was charged with attack on a 20-year-old Okinawa woman
Sep.2 Safety probe after blaze Sep.7 U.S. issues terror attack warning Sep.10 U.S. serviceman pleads not guilty Dec.16 Child sex trade conference



Japan, 2001 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2001 Jan.22  New economy minister Jan.26  Powell met Japanese minister Feb.10   USA apologies after sub hits boat  Powell telephoned Japanese Foreign Minister. Rescuers are combing the waters for survivors Mar.5  Mori survives no-confidence vote Mar.10 Prime minister to step down  Yoshiro Mori has told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party he will step down in about a month Mar.11  Mori denies resignation plan Mar.18  Mori's summit meaningless Mar.25  Russia talks islands with Japan Apr.5 Mori confirms plans to resign  Japan's unpopular Prime Minister told his cabinet that he intends to resign Apr.9  Seoul recalls envoy over textbook Apr.16  Imperial baby rumors Apr.20  Lee wins Japan, U.S. visas Apr.23   Koizumi bounds to front in PM race  Self-proclaimed reformer swept local primaries. He had taken 123 of the 141 votes Apr.24   Koizumi wins LDP poll, set for PM  Self-styled reformer defeated former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto in the two-tiered vote Apr.25  Koizumi begins political shake-up Apr.26   Koizumi elected as new PM
  A reformer with a nationalist image replaces the unpopular Yoshiro Mori. The vote was 287 out of a 478
May.8  Female emperor considering Jun.10  Japan mourns school victims Jul.23  Whaling ban under threat Jul.29 Ruling coalition win in upper house  3-party coalition, led by Koizumi's LDP, won at least 63 of the 121 seats in the 247-member upper house Aug.3 Team to bring back Fujimori
Aug.9 Koizumi re-elected president of LDP Sep.8 Japanese Foreign Minister apologized Oct.14 Japan apologises to South Korea Nov.25 Japan prepares for royal birth Nov.30 Princess prepares to give birth Nov.30   A new princess for royals
  Crown Princess Masako has given birth to a girl. The throne is reserved only for males
Dec.1 Celebrations greet new princess Dec.2 Japanese ponder empress rules