calendar

Non-annual events

2023

  • [baseball] World Baseball Classic (March)
  • [politics] G7 Summit, Hiroshima (May)
  • [rugby] Rugby World Cup, France (September)

2024

  • [sport] Olympic Games, Paris

2025

  • [expo] Osaka/Kansai Expo

2026

  • [football] FIFA World Cup, North America

2027

  • [misc] Tokyo-Nagoya maglev operational


January

  • [ekiden] National College Race, Hakone
  • [sumo] New Year’s Tournament (Tokyo)
  • [film/television] Golden Globe Awards
  • [literature] Akutagawa and Naoki Prizes
  • [ekiden] National Race, Hiroshima
  • [tennis] Australian Open
  • [film] Sundance Film Festival
  • [economics] World Economic Forum, Davos

February

  • [football] FIFA Club World Cup
  • [American football] Super Bowl
  • [fashion] Fashion Week
  • [film] Berlin Film Festival
  • [music] Grammy Awards
  • [rugby] Six Nations Cup

March

  • [film] Japan Academy Awards
  • [architecture] Pritzker Prize
  • [sumo] Spring Tournament (Osaka)
  • [cycling] Milan-San Remo
  • [film] Onomichi Film Festival
  • [film] Academy Awards
  • [film] SXSW Film Festival

April

  • [cycling] Tour of Flanders
  • [cycling] Paris-Roubaix
  • [literature] Pulitzer Prize
  • [golf] US Masters
  • [cycling] Liege-Bastogne-Liege

May

  • [sumo] Summer Tournament (Tokyo)
  • [film] Cannes Film Festival
  • [golf] PGA Championship
  • [tennis] French Open
  • [horology] BaselWorld
  • [cycling] Giro d’Italia

June

  • [ice hockey] Stanley Cup
  • [technology] WWDC
  • [theatre] Tony Awards
  • [golf] US Open

July

  • [golf] British Open
  • [literature] Akutagawa and Naoki Prizes
  • [cycling] Tour de France
  • [tennis] Wimbledon
  • [sumo] Nagoya Tournament

August

  • [literature] Hugo Award
  • [music] MTV Video Music Awards
  • [cricket] The Ashes (if northern hemisphere)
  • [rugby] Bledisloe Cup/Rugby Championship
  • [film] Hiroshima Anime Film Festival
  • [cycling] Vuelta a España
  • [film] Venice Film Festival

September

  • [tennis] US Open
  • [film] Toronto International Film Festival
  • [technology] Apple Special Event
  • [television] Emmy Awards
  • [fashion] Fashion Week
  • [sumo] Autumn Tournament (Tokyo)
  • [cycling] World Championships

October

  • [cycling] Giro di Lombardia
  • [literature] Man Booker Prize
  • [literature] Nobel Prize
  • [music] American Music Awards
  • [film] Tokyo International Film Festival
  • [baseball] Japan Series
  • [baseball] World Series

November

  • [sumo] Kyushu Tournament
  • [film] Hiroshima Film Festival

December

  • [cricket] The Ashes (if southern hemisphere)
  • [ekiden] National Senior High School Race, Kyoto