Japan Timeline

  • Isonalization ends

    Isonalization ends
    Commodore Matthew Perry sails to Japan, showing them western technology, prompts Japan to end their long period of isolation.
  • Empire of Japan is formed

    Empire of Japan is formed
    After the reignation of the shogun, the new emperor Meji seizes control of the country and unifies it after the Boshin Wars.
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    Boshin War

    Meji and the old Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, war against each other. Meji's forces whin and Yoshinobu is stripped of his power.
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    First Sino-Japanese War

    Japan tries to invade China for the first time for control over the Koreas.
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    Russo-Japanese War

    Japan declares war on the Russian Empire by attacking their port. The Russians eventually sue for peace after being defeated.
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    World War 1

  • Second Sino-Japanese War

    Second Sino-Japanese War
    Japan starts, for the 2nd time, trying to invade China. This conflict is resolved at the end of WW2,
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    World War 2

    On September 1st 1939 Germany starts the "Official WW2" by invading Poland, however Japan was invading China in 1937. The war ends with the US nuking Japan making them surrender.
  • Enters WW11

    Enters WW11
    Japan enter World War 2
  • Invades French Indochina

    Invades French Indochina
    Japan invades French Indochina or Vietnam.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japan bombs Hawaii's Pearl Harbor
  • Japan Surrender

    Japan Surrender
    Japan surrendered to the U.S. after 4 years of long fighting. The country was reduced to rubble and the government was in shambles.
  • Japan's New Constitution

    Japan's New Constitution
    U.S. general Douglas MacArthur made Japan a constitutional monachry. He made the Diet, a two house parliment he also made it so Japan could not wage war or have a large military.
  • Emperor Hirohito is declared not a god

    Emperor Hirohito is declared not a god
    As part of the treaty the emperor had to admit that was not a god or a desendent of a god.
  • U.S. starts rebuilding Japan

    U.S. starts rebuilding Japan
    The U.S. rebuilt Japan because they wanted to trade with them and introduce a democracy.
  • The role of U.S rebuilding Japan

    The role of U.S rebuilding Japan
    The U.S. helped set up the government and also rebuild damaged cities from the atomic blasts.
  • Japan joins UN

    Japan joins UN
    United Nations deems Japan trust worthy enough to be on there counsel.
  • 2011 Japan Earthuake and Tsunami

    2011 Japan Earthuake and Tsunami
    Japan is devestated by the worst earthquake in recorded history, a terrible 9.0 magnitude, This quake was followed by many after shocks and a tsunami which did as much damge as the earthquake itself.