Japan

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In History
  • 710

    the first capital is established at Nara

    the first capital is established at Nara
    Originally known as Yamato, Nara was Japan's first capital and the seat of the Emperor.
  • 794

    start of the Heian period

    start of the Heian period
    The Heian period was an almost 400-year period of relative peace and prosperity when Japanese culture flourished.
  • 1185

    Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes the first shogun of Japan

    Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes the first shogun of Japan
    Minamoto Yoritomo established a new military government
  • 1467

    beginning of the Warring states period

    beginning of the Warring states period
    The Warring States began when the vassal states of the Zhou dynasty successively declared independence.
  • 1543

    first contact between Japanese and Europeans and beginning of trade

    first contact between Japanese and Europeans and beginning of trade
    They arrived at the southern tip of Tanegashima, where they would introduce firearms to the local population.
  • 1573

    the Azuchi-Momoyama period begins

    the Azuchi-Momoyama period begins
    The Azuchi–Momoyama period began with Oda Nobunaga entering into Kyoto in 1568
  • the beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate

    the beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate
    In 1603, Tokugawa Ieyasu completed the task and established the Tokugawa Shogunate, which would rule in the emperor's name until 1868.
  • the sakoku (“locked country”) period begins

    the sakoku (“locked country”) period begins
    The term for Japan's 200-year policy of seclusion from 1633 to 1853
  • the arrival of the United States navy fleet commanded by Matthew Perry

    the arrival of the United States navy fleet commanded by Matthew Perry
    Commodore Matthew Perry of the United States Navy, commanding a squadron of two steamers and two sailing vessels, sailed into Tôkyô harbor aboard the frigate Susquehanna.
  • the Meiji Restoration

    the Meiji Restoration
    These two leaders supported the Emperor Kōmei (Emperor Meiji's father) and were brought together by Sakamoto Ryōma for the purpose of challenging the ruling Tokugawa shogunate.