Prime Minister: Kijuro Shidehara, Shigeru Yoshida
Supreme Commander Allied Powers: Douglas MacArthur
April 10: The Diet elections (a lower House of Representatives and upper House of Peers). Liberal Party wins 141 of 466 Diet seats, followed by the Progressive Party with 94 and the Socialist Party with 93.
April 16: Kijuro Shidehara resigns as president of the Progressive Party, and as prime minister effective April 22.
April 22: Sazae-san is first published.
May 2: Ichiro Hatoyama receives Imperial Order to form a cabinet.
May 3: International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes.
May 4: Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers ("SCAP") purges Hatoyama.
May 7: Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, the predecessor of Sony, is founded.
May 16: Shigeru Yoshida receives Imperial Order to form a cabinet.
May 22: Yoshida cabinet announced.
June 20: Emperor Hirohito submits a revision of the Imperial Constitution to the Diet.
August 16: Keidanren established.
August 20: Serial killer Yoshio Kodaira is arrested.
November 3: Constitution of Japan promulgated.
December 21: The Nankai earthquake strikes Wakayama Prefecture, killing 1,443.
January 2: Gorou Ibuki, actor
February 3: Takako Iida, volleyball player
February 19: Hiroshi Fujioka, actor
February 22: Kumiko Sato, figure skater
June 1: Yūko Shiokawa, violinist
June 2: Tomomichi Nishimura, voice actor
July 1: Masaharu Satō, voice actor
August 6: Ichikawa Danjūrō, actor
August 21: Norio Yoshimizu, football player
October 10: Naoto Kan, politician
October 11: Sawao Kato, gymnast
October 30: Katsuhisa Hōki, actor and voice actor
November 4: Isamu Sonoda, judoka
November 6: Tsuguhiko Kozuka, figure skater
November 13: Reiko Ohara, actress (died 2009)
November 14: Kai Atō, actor and TV presenter
November 22: Mitsuko Baisho, actress
November 28: Kazuhiro Ninomiya, judoka
December 4: Yō Inoue, voice actress (died 2003)
December 14: Hiroshi Nagakubo, pair skater
February 10: Mushitaro Oguri, novelist
February 13: Tamotsu Oishi, career officer
February 23: Tomoyuki Yamashita
April 3: Masaharu Homma
April 19: Rikichi Andō
June 12: Hisaichi Terauchi
June 26: Yōsuke Matsuoka
August 16: Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu
September 24: Yoshio Tachibana
September 30: Takashi Sakai
1946 in Japan Wikipedia
Events in the year 1946 in Japan.