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Japan History 1500-1950

  • Period: Jan 31, 1336 to Jan 31, 1573

    Muromachi Period

    (1336-1573) Muromachi Period - Originally established by Ashikaga, one of his successors started the...
  • Jan 31, 1467

    Sengoku Period

    Sengoku Period
    Sengoku Period, a hundred years of war, caused by one of Ashikaga's successors, who failed to stop the fuedal warlords from fighitng each other and causing a massive civil war.
  • Jan 31, 1542

    First Western Contact (Portuguese)

    First Western Contact (Portuguese)
    First Western Contact. The Portuguese landed in Japan and impressed the Japanese with their technology. The Portugese began trading by trading Chinese goods to Japan, as the Chinese didn't want to trade with the Japanese.
  • Unification Of Japan

    Unification Of Japan
    Japan is unified again, after over a hundred years of war. Oda Nobunaga and his successor Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeated the warlords with Western technology introduced to them by the Portuguese.
  • Withdrawe of Troops after Failure to Invade Korea.

    Withdrawe of Troops after Failure to Invade Korea.
    1598 - Hideyoshi tried to invade Korea twice, but fails both times. After many defeats, he dies and troops are eventually withdrawed.
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    Edo Period.

    Japan closed off to other countries and severely limited trade because the Tokugawa shogunate didn't want contanct with other countries. They tried to increase economical growth, scricten social behaviour to a certain standard/ type.
  • Opening of Japan

    Opening of Japan
    Japan opens up to the world after over two hundred years when American ships arrive and set up the Convention of Kanagawa.
  • Meiji Resoration

    Meiji Resoration
    Meiji Restoration. Previously, the shogunates held real power while the emperor was ceremonial. The 15th Tokugawa shogun resigns and gives real power to the emporor. The shoguns previously wanted to maintain a traditional Japan, but this meant that they were socially and technologically behind the west. When the emperor gained power, he managed to help Japan become more technologically advanced and established a more stable society. This allowed and gave the ability for Japan to invade an
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    Meiji Period

    The Tokugawa era found an end in the Meiji Restoration. The emperor Meiji was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo which became the new capital; his imperial power was restored. The Meiji Period [1868-1912]
  • Sino Japanese War [1894-1895]

    Sino Japanese War [1894-1895]
    Issues between China Japan and Korea led to the Sino Japanese War. Japan defeated China and got Taiwan but were forced by Russia, France and Germany to return their terrotiry.
  • Russo Japanese War [1904-1905]

    Russo Japanese War [1904-1905]
    Russia and Japan War which happened because of a military conflict led to the Russo Japanese War. The japanese also won this war gaining more terrotiry and international respect as they were the first Asian country to defeat a European power.
  • Japan conquered Korea

    Japan conquered Korea
    By 1910 Japan conquered Korea completly.
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    Taisho Period

    It followed the Meiji period and represented a continuation of Japan’s rise on the international scene. Politically, the country moved toward broader representational government.
  • World War I [continued...]

    World War I    [continued...]
    After WW1, Japan's economical situation became worse !
  • World War I [1914-1918]

    World War I [1914-1918]
    World War 1 breaks out putting Britain, France, Italy, Russia, Serbia, USA and Japan against Austria, Germany and Turkey. Japan joined these forces but played a very little role fighting german forces. During this time Japan proposed to change a racial equality clause to the league of nations which was rejected by United States, Britain & Australia. Arrogance and racial discrimination towards them really pissed them off ! This ruined the japanese-western relations.
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    Showa Period

    This was a period of great suffering for the Japanese. Economic depression spread, exports declined and bankruptcies became frequent. The Japanese withdrew from the League of Nations and fell more and more under the control of right-wing militarist expansionists. Eventually this led to war with the U.S. and a temporary expansion of the Japanese Empire but eventually the defeat of the country.
  • Second Sino Japanese War

    Second Sino Japanese War
    The Japanese forces took over almost the whole coast of China and created horror for the Chinese population. However, the Chinese government never surrendered completely for a long time.
  • World War II

    World War II
    It involved the majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers. Eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people serving in military units. Japan was part of the Allies
  • Japan attacked the USA fleet at Pearl Harbour

    Japan attacked the USA fleet at Pearl Harbour
    They believed this would disable the United States naval fleet for the duration of the war, but provoked the US to join the war with great verociously.
  • World War II Ends

    World War II Ends
    World war 2 ended forcing Japan to retreat from the land it occupied. The unsuccessful war costed Japan much of their people, recources, money and confidence. This gave way to the Showa Period
  • The USA dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagashaki

    The USA dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagashaki
    The USA dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagashaki, two major manufacturing cities which produced arms and other neccessities for the war. The scare of the prospect of more nuclear bombs was more important than the actual damage, although actual damage was beyond severe.