2005 (2005) is a normal year starting on Saturday according to the Christian era (Gregorian calendar). 2005.
This section describes 2005 from an international perspective.
Zodiac: Yin Wood Rooster
Japan (dates match)
2665 imperial year
Republic of Korea (dates match)
Republic of Korea 87
Republic of China (dates match)
Republic of China 94 years
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (dates match)
Subject 94 years
Buddhist calendar: September 6, 2547-October 1, 2548
Islamic calendar: November 20, 1425-November 30, 1426
Jewish calendar: April 20, 5765-March 30, 5766
Unix Time: 1104537600 --1136073599
Modified Julian Day (MJD): 53371 --53735
Lilian Date (LD): 154212 --154576
January 11-CM-32 is released to the press at the Nantou Army Soldiers Center in Taiwan.
January 20-George W. Bush becomes President of the United States for the second term.
January 20-Thailand, which was the only country other than Japan that adhered to the principle of the couple until the end, will be able to select a married couple's surname.
January 29-The air route connecting the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan) has been revived for the first time in 56 years since the division.
January 30-National Assembly elections are held in Iraq.
February 15-YouTube established
February 16-Kyoto Protocol comes into effect.
February 17-Chubu Centrair International Airport (nickname: Centrair) opens off the coast of Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
February 28-Special Olympics Nagano Tournament begins.
The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China adopted the Anti-Secession Law.
Malacca Japanese ship attack occurred. Later, three hostages (two Japanese) will be released.
March 16-The Shimane Prefectural Assembly enacts the "Takeshima Day" ordinance, raising anti-Japanese sentiment in South Korea.
March 17-Korea President Roh Moo-hyun announces "Four Major Keynotes to Japan" (Shinhan Bank Doctrine). "Diplomatic War on Japan" policy begins.
March 25-2005 Japan International Exposition (Aichi Expo) "Aichi Expo" opens (held until September 25).
March 28-Sumatra earthquake occurred. The magnitude of the earthquake is M8.7. The death toll exceeds 1,000.
Japan-Mexico FTA Agreement comes into effect.
Astellas Pharma is born.
April 2-Pope John Paul II dies.
April 6-Grand Duke of Monaco, Prince Rainier III dies.
April 9-An anti-Japanese demonstration of 10,000 people was held in Beijing. Demonstrators devastated the city and attacked the Japanese embassy. Since then, similar anti-Japanese demonstrations have been held one after another in cities such as Shanghai. In Japan, protests against demonstrations also occur, revealing anti-Chinese sentiment. → Anti-Japanese activities in China in 2005
April 10-Over 30,000 peasant riots occur in Zhejiang, China. Continuing from the previous year, large-scale riots continue in various parts of China.
April 19-German Cardinal Josef Ratzinger is elected Pope by Conclave and becomes Pope Benedict XVI.
April 25-A derailment accident occurred on the Fukuchiyama Line (JR Takarazuka Line) in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture (JR Fukuchiyama Line derailment accident). 107 dead (including 1 driver) and 562 injured in a catastrophe.
April 29-Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger is released.
April 30-The 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.
May 1-North Korea launches a surface-to-ship missile toward the Sea of Japan. It crashed into the Sea of Japan and there was no damage to the mainland.
May 3-iMac G5 goes on sale.
May 5-Held a general election in the United Kingdom. The ruling Labor Party has reduced its seats but maintains a majority.
May 6-A joint meeting of historical studies between Japan and South Korea will be held to clarify the differences in historical awareness.
May 21-The Government of Japan establishes a policy to expand visa issuance for Chinese group tourists throughout China.