August 31, 2020
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Japan Under the Shoguns to Now
⟶ Updated 24 Oct 2018 ⟶
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24 Oct 2018
Medieval Europe Timeline
Mount Fuji erupts
Commodore Matthew Perry of the United States arrives in Japan and signs a treaty opening trade with Japan. Japan's isolationism comes to an end
British merchant Charles Richardson is killed starting a conflict between Britain and Japan.
Emperor Meiji takes over when the Edo Shogunate loses power. The Empire of Japan is formed
Emperor Meiji moves to the city of Edo renaming it Tokyo
Japan and China go to war. The Japanese win and gain territory including Taiwan
Japan goes to war with Russia. Japan wins emerging as a major world power
Korea is officially annexed as a Japanese colony
World War I begins. Japan joins in the alliance with the Allied Powers against Germany
World War I ends. Japan gains a seat on the Council of the League of Nations
The Great Kanto Earthquake destroys much of Tokyo and Yokohama
Hirohito becomes emperor
Japan invades and conquers Manchuria
Japan launches a major invasion of China capturing major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai
World War II begins
Japan allies with Germany and attacks the United States at Pearl Harbor
The United States drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan surrenders and World War II comes to an end. The United States occupies Japan.
The Constitution of Japan goes into effect
The United States occupation comes to an end. Japan regains independence
The summer Olympics are held in Tokyo
Japan becomes the second largest economic power in the world
The United States returns Okinawa to Japan
Emperor Hirohito dies
Earthquake and Tsunami cause extensive damage including radiation leaks from a nuclear plant
The Kamakura Shogunate government is formed when Yoritomo is appointed the first Shogun.
The Mongols, led by Kublai Khan, attempt to invade Japan, but fail when a typhoon destroys much of the Mongol navy.
The Kemmu Restorations occurs when the Kamakura Shoganate is overthrown.
The Ashikaga Shogunate takes power
The Onin war occurs.
The Portuguese arrive in Japan bringing firearms
Christianity is introduced by Francis Xavier
Japan is unified under the leadership of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He establishes the Edo Shogunate.
Japan invades Korea
Christianity is banned in Japan and Christian priests are forced to leave
Japan becomes isolated from the world restricting all foreigners except for a few Chinese and Dutch merchants. This period of isolation will last for more than 200 years
The Shimabara Rebellion occurs in protest to the persecution of Christians
Forty-Six ronin (samurai warriors with no master) are ordered to commit seppuku (kill themselves) for exacting revenge.
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