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Summary.     Click for More > Shinzo Abe chosen to lead LDP   Abe elected as new premier  The parliament has elected conservative Shinzo Abe as the nation's new prime minister by 339 of 475 votes Fears N. Korea may test at weekend China, Japan leaders warn N. Korea Japan announces N Korea sanctions Japan, South Korea hail sanctions vote Rice: US stands firm over NK sanctions Tsunami alerts lifted after quake   Six-party talks end, no agreement  Japan's PM has warned North Korea it faces increased international pressure after talks ended without a breakthrough
Avalanches feared after snow  weathermen forecast warmer temperatures and rains in areas hit by recent record snowfalls Tokyo troubles hit Europe markets Arakawa wins historic skating gold Japan beats Cuba in baseball final 2 hurt in nuclear plant fire Quake strikes southwestern Japan Japan to table whaling 'roadmap' NK warned over 'provocative' test Resolution passes to resume whaling Japan to pull troops out of Iraq U.S. to deploy intercept missiles in Japan   Koizumi defies war shrine protest  Prime Minister has prayed at the national war shrine in Tokyo despite protests from China and South Korea Spain wins world basketball over Greece   Princess gives birth to boy
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  39-year-old Kiko has given birth to the third-in-line to the imperial throne after complications in the pregnancy
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Avalanches feared after snow


January 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jan.13  
  weathermen forecast warmer temperatures and rains in areas hit by recent record snowfalls
Jan.14 Thaw brings avalanche risk Jan.18   Tokyo troubles hit Europe markets  European markets have seen sharp falls as investors took fright at the abrupt closure of the Japan exchange Jan.22 Yamaha raided over China exports Jan.23 Livedoor CEO held on fraud charges

February 2006 ... more > Top ^
Feb.4  Hingis stuns Sharapova to reach final  Dementieva beats Hingis in Pan Pacific Feb.23   Arakawa wins historic skating gold  Shizuka Arakawa captured Japan's first ever Olympic figure skating gold with victory in the women's event

March 2006 ... more > Top ^
Mar.3  Japan hammers China 18-2 in WBC Mar.11  Raich wins overall World Cup title Mar.20     Japan beats Cuba in baseball final  Japan beat Cuba 10-6 in the championship game at the inaugural World Baseball Classic Mar.22   2 hurt in nuclear plant fire
  Firefighters extinguished a 4-hour blaze that broke out at a power plant in western Japan Mar.23 Court orders reactor closed


April 2006 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3 'Victory' over Japanese whalers
Apr.18 S. Korea ire at Japan island move Apr.23 US and Japan make troop cost deal

May 2006 ... more > Top ^
May.2 Moderate quake jolts Tokyo
May.19 N. Korea 'readies missile launch'

June 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jun.7 Volcano erupts in southern Japan
Jun.11   Quake strikes southwestern Japan   The 6.3 magnitude quake on the southern island of Kyushu was unlikely to have done serious damage Jun.17   Japan to table whaling 'roadmap'  It's a day two of the International Whaling Commission annual meeting   NK warned over 'provocative' test  The U.S. and Japan urged North Korea not to proceed with plans to test-fire a long-range missile Jun.18  Kawaguchi spot save denies Croatia   Resolution passes to resume whaling  A slim majority of nations voted in support of a resumption of commercial whaling. Japan gains key whaling victory Jun.19   Japan to pull troops out of Iraq  Prime Minister Koizumi has announced plans to withdraw 600 non-combat troops from Iraq Jun.26   U.S. to deploy intercept missiles in Japan  Japan and the U.S. have agreed to deploy advanced Patriot system on U.S. bases in Japan for the first time Jun.30 Singing Japan PM tours Graceland Report: ex-PM Hashimoto dead

July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.7 World steps up pressure on N.Korea
Japan seeks North Korea sanctions Jul.8 U.S. deploys missile destroyer to Japan Jul.26 Japan lifts U.S. beef imports ban

August 2006 ... more > Top ^
Aug.5 Hiroshima rally mourns A-bomb dead
Aug.14     Koizumi defies war shrine protest
  Prime Minister has prayed at the national war shrine in Tokyo despite protests from China and South Korea


September 2006 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  Greece destroy U.S. title dreams Sep.4     Spain wins world basketball over Greece
  The final was a one-sided affair with Spain dominating from the start and limiting Greece to scoring only 47 Sep.5     Princess gives birth to boy
  39-year-old Kiko has given birth to the third-in-line to the imperial throne after complications in the pregnancy
Sep.14 New prince seen in public Sep.15 Cult leader to hang for gas attack Sep.18 Shanshan weakens to tropical storm New sanctions target North Korea Sep.20     Shinzo Abe chosen to lead LDP  Tanigaki and Aso were the unsuccessful candidates. Mori stated that the faction strongly leant toward Abe Sep.22 Japan launches Sun 'microscope' Sep.25     Abe elected as new premier
  The parliament has elected conservative Shinzo Abe as the nation's new prime minister by 339 of 475 votes
 Abe guaranteed the position after winning leadership election for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Abe ,52, is Japan's youngest prime minister since World War II, replacing the flamboyant Junichiro Koizumi. As the results were announced, Shinzo Abe stood up and bowed to members of parliament
Sep.26 New Japan PM vows strong China ties Sep.28 PM seeks better Asian ties Sep.29 Toshiba joins Sony battery recall

October 2006 ... more > Top ^
Oct.5     Fears N. Korea may test at weekend  Tokyo is stepping up monitoring of North Korea Oct.7 Japan's new leader visits China
Oct.8     China, Japan leaders warn N. Korea  Japan and China agreed that a nuclear test cannot be tolerated and that Pyongyang should return to negotiations Oct.11   Japan announces N Korea sanctions  Tough new sanctions will include banning all N. Korean imports and stopping its ships entering Japanese waters Oct.14     Japan, South Korea hail sanctions vote
  2 Asian states have welcomed the sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council on the North Oct.18     Rice: US stands firm over NK sanctions   Secretary of State: Japan and the US have pledged to work together to implement UN sanctions Oct.28 U.S. may put Patriots near Tokyo

November 2006 ... more > Top ^
Nov.14  Matsuzaka draws record $51.1M bid Nov.15   Tsunami alerts lifted after quake
  8.1 earthquake struck near Japan's northern coast at 8:14 p.m. deep under the Ocean 1,000 miles northeast of Tokyo

December 2006 ... more > Top ^
Dec.17  Adriano shocks Barca to snatch cup Dec.22     Six-party talks end, no agreement
  Japan's PM has warned North Korea it faces increased international pressure after talks ended without a breakthrough



US and Japan make troop cost deal N. Korea 'readies missile launch' NK warned over 'provocative' test  The U.S. and Japan urged North Korea not to proceed with plans to test-fire a long-range missile Japan to pull troops out of Iraq  Prime Minister Koizumi has announced plans to withdraw 600 non-combat troops from Iraq U.S. to deploy intercept missiles in Japan  Japan and the U.S. have agreed to deploy advanced Patriot system on U.S. bases in Japan for the first time U.S. deploys missile destroyer to Japan   Fears N. Korea may test at weekend  Tokyo is stepping up monitoring of North Korea U.S. may put Patriots near Tokyo Avalanches feared after snow




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Japan, 2006 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Jan.13
  weathermen forecast warmer temperatures and rains in areas hit by recent record snowfalls
Jan.14 Thaw brings avalanche risk Mar.22 2 hurt in nuclear plant fire
  Firefighters extinguished a 4-hour blaze that broke out at a power plant in western Japan Mar.23 Court orders reactor closed Apr.3 'Victory' over Japanese whalers May.2 Moderate quake jolts Tokyo Jun.7 Volcano erupts in southern Japan Jun.11 Quake strikes southwestern Japan   The 6.3 magnitude quake on the southern island of Kyushu was unlikely to have done serious damage Jun.17 Japan to table whaling 'roadmap'  It's a day two of the International Whaling Commission annual meeting Jun.18 Resolution passes to resume whaling  A slim majority of nations voted in support of a resumption of commercial whaling. Japan gains key whaling victory Sep.18 Shanshan weakens to tropical storm Nov.15 Tsunami alerts lifted after quake  8.1 earthquake struck near Japan's northern coast at 8:14 p.m. deep under the Ocean 1,000 miles northeast of Tokyo



Japan, 2006 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2006 Feb.4  Hingis stuns Sharapova to reach final Feb.4  Dementieva beats Hingis in Pan Pacific Feb.23 Arakawa wins historic skating gold  Shizuka Arakawa captured Japan's first ever Olympic figure skating gold with victory in the women's event Mar.3  Japan hammers China 18-2 in WBC Mar.11  Raich wins overall World Cup title Mar.20   Japan beats Cuba in baseball final  Japan beat Cuba 10-6 in the championship game at the inaugural World Baseball Classic Jun.18  Kawaguchi spot save denies Croatia Sep.1  Greece destroy U.S. title dreams Sep.4   Spain wins world basketball over Greece  The final was a one-sided affair with Spain dominating from the start and limiting Greece to scoring only 47 Nov.14  Matsuzaka draws record $51.1M bid Dec.17  Adriano shocks Barca to snatch cup



Japan, 2006 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.18 Tokyo troubles hit Europe markets  European markets have seen sharp falls as investors took fright at the abrupt closure of the Japan exchange Jan.22 Yamaha raided over China exports
Jan.23 Livedoor CEO held on fraud charges Jun.18 Resolution passes to resume whaling  A slim majority of nations voted in support of a resumption of commercial whaling. Japan gains key whaling victory Jul.26 Japan lifts U.S. beef imports ban Sep.18 New sanctions target North Korea Sep.29 Toshiba joins Sony battery recall



Japan, 2006 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2006 Jan.23 Livedoor CEO held on fraud charges
Sep.15 Cult leader to hang for gas attack



Japan, 2006 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2006 Apr.18 S. Korea ire at Japan island move
Apr.23 US and Japan make troop cost deal Jun.17 NK warned over 'provocative' test  The U.S. and Japan urged North Korea not to proceed with plans to test-fire a long-range missile Jun.18 Resolution passes to resume whaling  A slim majority of nations voted in support of a resumption of commercial whaling. Japan gains key whaling victory Jun.30 Singing Japan PM tours Graceland Jun.30 Report: ex-PM Hashimoto dead Jul.7 World steps up pressure on N.Korea Jul.7 Japan seeks North Korea sanctions Aug.5 Hiroshima rally mourns A-bomb dead Aug.14   Koizumi defies war shrine protest
  Prime Minister has prayed at the national war shrine in Tokyo despite protests from China and South Korea
Sep.5   Princess gives birth to boy
  39-year-old Kiko has given birth to the third-in-line to the imperial throne after complications in the pregnancy
Sep.14 New prince seen in public Sep.20   Shinzo Abe chosen to lead LDP  Tanigaki and Aso were the unsuccessful candidates. Mori stated that the faction strongly leant toward Abe Sep.22 Japan launches Sun 'microscope' Sep.25   Abe elected as new premier
  The parliament has elected conservative Shinzo Abe as the nation's new prime minister by 339 of 475 votes
 Abe guaranteed the position after winning leadership election for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Abe ,52, is Japan's youngest prime minister since World War II, replacing the flamboyant Junichiro Koizumi. As the results were announced, Shinzo Abe stood up and bowed to members of parliament
Sep.26 New Japan PM vows strong China ties Sep.28 PM seeks better Asian ties Oct.7 Japan's new leader visits China Oct.8   China, Japan leaders warn N. Korea  Japan and China agreed that a nuclear test cannot be tolerated and that Pyongyang should return to negotiations Oct.11 Japan announces N Korea sanctions  Tough new sanctions will include banning all N. Korean imports and stopping its ships entering Japanese waters Oct.14   Japan, South Korea hail sanctions vote  2 Asian states have welcomed the sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council on the North Oct.18   Rice: US stands firm over NK sanctions   Secretary of State: Japan and the US have pledged to work together to implement UN sanctions Dec.22   Six-party talks end, no agreement
  Japan's PM has warned North Korea it faces increased international pressure after talks ended without a breakthrough