Calendar

Literary prizes and awards

  • Akutagawa Prize (January)
  • Pulitzer Prize (April)
  • Akutagawa Prize (July)
  • Hugo Award (August)
  • Man Booker Prize (October)
  • Nobel Prize (October)

Film festivals

  • Berlin (February)
  • Cannes (May)
  • Venice (August or September)

Tennis

  • Australian Open (January)
  • French Open (May-June)
  • Wimbledon (July)
  • US Open (August-September)

Sumo

  • New Year’s (January)
  • Spring (March, in Osaka)
  • Summer (May)
  • Nagoya (July)
  • Autumn (September)
  • Kyushu (November)

Baseball

  • Japan Series (October or November)
  • World Series (October or November)

Fashion

New York, London, Milan, Paris, all held in February and September each year.