The milestone events in Japan in 2022

We reached the end of the year and now it’s time to look back, Japan in 2022 was very busy. And we can say that it has gone through bad times like the assassination of the former prime minister, but not all news has to be bad.

So, check here the most important events for the country this year.

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Japan in 2022: The Assassination of Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe was one of Japan’s most important prime ministers recently. He was responsible for a new style of economy for the country in which there was a greater openness of the market while maintaining social welfare policies. In addition, he was also one of the symbols of conservatism in the country.

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In July 2022 was shot from behind at point-blank range by a man with a shotgun. homemade fire. Abe was airlifted by medical helicopter to Nara University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Japan in 2022 had memories of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami

On March 16, 2022 at 11:36 pma strong earthquake reached the coast of Fukushima. The event was reminiscent of 2011, although not of the same magnitude.

O earthquake had a magnitude of 7.4 according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), while the United States Geological Survey (USGS) gave a slightly lower estimate of 7.3. Immediately after the event, a 30 cm tsunami.

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The event is known in Japanese as Fukushima-ken Oki Jishin (福島県沖地震, lit. ‘Earthquake in Fukushima Prefecture’) . As a result of this natural disasterthree people died and 247 were injured.


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Japan’s victories at the World Cup in Qatar

This event did not happen in Japan, but it moved the country very much.

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In the World Cup group draw, Japan fell into one that contained Germany, Costa Rica and Spain. What was expected is that Japan would be one of the unclassified and, at most, defeat Costa Rica.

But what happened was that Japan defeated Germany and Spain, causing a stir across the country and leading Japan to qualify at the top of their group. However, Japan were defeated by Croatia on penalties. The same team that later defeated Brazil in the quarterfinals.

The highest temperature was recorded

On June 25, according to the confirmed official report of the Japan Meteorological Agencya record high temperature of 40.2 degrees Celsius reached Isesakiin the province of Gunmaas the highest June temperature record in Japan since the first JMA observation record in 1872.

In-person festivals are back in Japan in 2022

From September 16 to November 13, according to the official report, many traditional autumn festivals have resumed across the country, including Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri , Nada’s Fighting Festival of Himeji , Ehime Prefectural Saijo Festival , Aging Festival of Kyoto , Saga International Balloon Fiesta , Karatsu Kunchi , Chrysanthemum Doll Event and Tochigi Autumn Festivalall canceled since 2019.

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