Shōwa period

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History of Japan

The Shōwa period (昭和時代 Shōwa jidai?), also known as the Shōwa era, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Taishō and before Heisei. This period started on December 25, 1926 and ended on January 7, 1989.[1] During this time, the emperor was Shōwa-tennō ((昭和天皇?), also known as Hirohito (裕仁?)[2]

The nengō Shōwa means "Brilliant Harmony"[3]

This was the longest period or era in Japanese history.

Events of the Shōwa period[change | change source]

The years in which Shōwa was the Japanese monarch comprise this period or era.[4]

World War II was an important part of the era.

Politics[change | change source]

  • 1931 (Shōwa 6): Wakatsuki became 28th Prime Minister[8]
  • 1940 (Shōwa 15): Konoe became 38th Prime Minister[18]
  • 1941 (Shōwa 16): Konoe became 39th Prime Minister[18]
  • 1948 (Shōwa 24): Yoshida became 48th Prime Minister[18]
  • 1949 (Shōwa 25): Yoshida became 49th Prime Minister[18]
  • 1952 (Shōwa 27): Yoshida became 50th Prime Minister[18]
  • 1953 (Shōwa 28): Yoshida became 51st Prime Minister[18]
  • 1955 (Shōwa 30): Hatoyama became 53rd Prime Minister[18]
  • 1955 (Shōwa 30): Hatoyama became 54th Prime Minister[18]
  • 1958 (Shōwa 33): Kishi became 57th Prime Minister[18]
  • 1960 (Shōwa 35): Ikeda became 59th Prime Minister[18]
  • 1963 (Shōwa 38): Ikeda became 60th Prime Minister[18]
  • 1967 (Shōwa 42): Sato became 62nd Prime Minister[32]
  • 1970 (Shōwa 45): Sato became 63rd Prime Minister[32]
  • 1972 (Shōwa 47): Tanaka became 65th Prime Minister[32]
  • 1979 (Shōwa 54): Ohira became 69th Prime Minister[32]
  • 1983 (Shōwa 58): Nakasone became 72nd Prime Minister[32]
  • 1986 (Shōwa 61): Nakasone became 73rd Prime Minister[32]

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōwa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 888.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōwa Tenno" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 889.
  3. Dean, Meryll. (2002). Japanese Legal System, p. 55.
  4. GlobalSecurity.org, Japanese years; retrieved 2012-12-15.
  5. Nussbaum, "Wakatsuki Reijirō" at p. 1025.
  6. Nussbaum, "Tanaka Giichi" at p. 946.
  7. Nussbaum, "Hamaguchi Osachi" at p. 282.
  8. Prime Minister of Japan and Cabinet (Kantei), 1st-30th (1885-1934); retrieved 2011-12-15.
  9. Nussbaum, "Inukai Tsuyoshi" at p. 391.
  10. Nussbaum, "Saitō Makoto" at p. 809.
  11. Nussbaum, "Okada Keisuke" at p. 743.
  12. Nussbaum, "Hirota Kōki" at p. 320.
  13. Nussbaum, "Hayashi Senjuro" at p. 300.
  14. Nussbaum, "Konoe Fumimaro" at pp. 558-559.
  15. Nussbaum, "Hiranuma Kiichirō" at p. 317.
  16. Nussbaum, "Abe Nobuyuki" at p. 3.
  17. Nussbaum, "Yonai Mitsumasa" at p. 1056.
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 Kantei, 31st-60th (1834-1964); retrieved 2011-12-15.
  19. Nussbaum, "Tojo Hideki" at p. 971.
  20. Nussbaum, "Koiso Kuniaki" at p. 545.
  21. Nussbaum, "Suzuki Kantaro" at p. 918.
  22. Nussbaum, "Higashikuni Naruhiko" at p. 309.
  23. Nussbaum, "Shidehara Kijuro" at p. 852.
  24. Nussbaum, "Yoshida Shigeru" at pp. 1059-1060.
  25. Nussbaum, "Katayama Tetsu" at p. 490.
  26. Nussbaum, "Asida Hitoshi" at p. 52.
  27. Nussbaum, "Hatoyama Ichirō" at p. 298.
  28. Nussbaum, "Ishibashi Tanzan" at pp. 396-397.
  29. Nussbaum, "Kishi Nobusuke" at pp. 528-529.
  30. Nussbaum, "Ikeda Hayato" at p. 377.
  31. Nussbaum, "Satō Eisaku" at pp. 827-828.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 Kantei, 61st-90th (1964-2007); retrieved 2011-12-15.
  33. Nussbaum, "Tanaka Kakuei" at pp. 946-947.
  34. Nussbaum, "Miki Takeo" at p. 630.
  35. Nussbaum, "Fukuda Takeo" at p. 216.
  36. Nussbaum, "Ohira Masayoshi" at p. 741.
  37. Nussbaum, "Suzuki Zenko" at p. 919.
  38. Nussbaum, "Nakasone Yasuhiro" at p. 692.
  39. Nussbaum, "Takeshita Noboru" at p. 941.

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Media related to Shōwa era at Wikimedia Commons


Shōwa 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Shōwa 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31th 32th 33th 34th 35th 36th 37th 38th 39th 40th
1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Shōwa 41st 42nd 43rd 44th 45th 46th 47th 48th 49th 50th 51th 52th 53th 54th 55th 56th 57th 58th 59th 60th
1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
Shōwa 61st 62nd 63rd 64th
1986 1987 1988 1989
Preceded by:
Taishō
Era or nengō:
Shōwa
Succeeded by:
Heisei