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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. During this time, the emperor was Shōwa-tennō ((昭和天皇), also known as Hirohito (裕仁)

The nengō Shōwa means "Brilliant Harmony"

This was the longest period or era in Japanese new history.

Events of the Shōwa period

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

World War II was an important part of the era.

Politics

  • 1927 (Shōwa 2): Tanaka Giichi became 26th Prime Minister
  • 1929 (Shōwa 4): Osachi Hamaguchi became 27th Prime Minister
  • 1931 (Shōwa 6): Wakatsuki became 28th Prime Minister
  • 1931 (Shōwa 6): Inukai Tsuyoshi became 29th Prime Minister
  • 1934 (Shōwa 9): Keisuke Okada became 31st Prime Minister
  • 1936 (Shōwa 11): Koki Hirota became 32nd Prime Minister
  • 1937 (Shōwa 12): Senjuro Hayashi became 33rd Prime Minister
  • 1937 (Shōwa 12): Fumimaro Konoe became 34th Prime Minister
  • 1939 (Shōwa 14): Hiranuma Kiichirō became 35th Prime Minister
  • 1940 (Shōwa 15): Mitsumasa Yonai became 37th Prime Minister
  • 1940 (Shōwa 15): Konoe became 38th Prime Minister
  • 1941 (Shōwa 16): Konoe became 39th Prime Minister
  • 1941 (Shōwa 16): Hideki Tojo became 40th Prime Minister
  • 1944 (Shōwa 19): Kuniaki Koiso became 41st Prime Minister
  • 1945 (Shōwa 20): Kantaro Suzuki became 42nd Prime Minister
  • 1945 (Shōwa 21): Naruhiko Higashikuni became 43rd Prime Minister
  • 1945 (Shōwa 21): Kijuro Shidehara became 44th Prime Minister
  • 1947 (Shōwa 23): Tetsu Katayama became 46th Prime Minister
  • 1948 (Shōwa 24): Hitoshi Ashida became 47th Prime Minister
  • 1948 (Shōwa 24): Yoshida became 48th Prime Minister
  • 1949 (Shōwa 25): Yoshida became 49th Prime Minister
  • 1952 (Shōwa 27): Yoshida became 50th Prime Minister
  • 1953 (Shōwa 28): Yoshida became 51st Prime Minister
  • 1954 (Shōwa 29): Ichiro Hatoyama became 52nd Prime Minister
  • 1955 (Shōwa 30): Hatoyama became 53rd Prime Minister
  • 1955 (Shōwa 30): Hatoyama became 54th Prime Minister
  • 1956 (Shōwa 31): Tanzan Ishibashi became 55th Prime Minister
  • 1958 (Shōwa 33): Kishi became 57th Prime Minister
  • 1960 (Shōwa 35): Ikeda became 59th Prime Minister
  • 1963 (Shōwa 38): Ikeda became 60th Prime Minister
  • 1964 (Shōwa 39): Eisaku Sato became 61st Prime Minister
  • 1967 (Shōwa 42): Sato became 62nd Prime Minister
  • 1970 (Shōwa 45): Sato became 63rd Prime Minister
  • 1972 (Shōwa 47): Kakuei Tanaka became 64th Prime Minister
  • 1972 (Shōwa 47): Tanaka became 65th Prime Minister
  • 1974 (Shōwa 49): Takeo Miki became 66th Prime Minister
  • 1978 (Shōwa 53): Masayoshi Ohira became 68th Prime Minister
  • 1979 (Shōwa 54): Ohira became 69th Prime Minister
  • 1980 (Shōwa 55): Zenko Suzuki became 70th Prime Minister
  • 1983 (Shōwa 58): Nakasone became 72nd Prime Minister
  • 1986 (Shōwa 61): Nakasone became 73rd Prime Minister

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