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Number 1 Shimbun

Collections: Showa Memories

 

25

The age Hirohito became Emperor

4.0

Number of children per married woman in agricultural occupations in 1952

2.9

Number of children per married woman in other occupations in 1952

15

The age Kakuei Tanaka left home to help his family working in construction

¥500 million

Amount Tanaka was fined after being found guilty in the Lockheed scandal in 1983

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50cc

The engine size of the Honda Super Cub motorcycle launched in 1958, now the most produced motor vehicle in history

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1960

The year the hula-hoop was banned in Japan for fear of mass impropriety

(Two years after our cover star)


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1,641,310

Record number of criminal cases reported – in 1988, not including traffic-related

169.7

Average height in centimeters of Japanese men in 1953

157

Average height in centimeters of Japanese women in 1980

$1 = ¥358.40

Dollar/Yen exchange rate, Jan. 11, 1971

87

The age of Emperor Hirohito at the time of his death in 1989, marking the end of the Showa era

Sources: National Tax Agency, UNFAO, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Communications Statistics Bureau

 

Published in: May 2017

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