21 January: Great Britain: London Naval Conference convenes to renew limitations on naval warship building. 10: 10: 7 ratios agreed for US, Great Britain and Japan respectively compared to 5:5:3 eight year earlier at the Washington Conference. Settlement attacked by ultranationalists in Japan.

7 June: America: Smoot Hawley Tariff Act voted into law starts a global rush toward trade protection, which is later attributed with worsening the Global depression.

14 November: Japan: Prime Minister Hamaguchi shot by an ultranationalist as he enters Tokyo Station

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