Japan Timeline

  • Japan's Descovery

    Japan's Descovery
    Japan was originally inhabited by the Ainu people but the first outsiders to reach Japan were Portugal traders and missionaries. There is no single person that descivered it though.
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    Japan's Evolution

  • Japan opens two ports for US trade.

  • Tokyo's Creation

    Tokyo's Creation
    Tokyo was founded in 1457 under the name Edo and was a quiet town with a small population. This changed in 1603 when the Tokugawa Shogunate moved the seat of government to Edo. As a result the population increased substantially. The city was renamed Tokyo, meaning “Eastern Capital,” to reflect the change. From http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=962
  • Religions in Japan put under Govornment control

  • The Great Kanto Earthquake

    The Great Kanto Earthquake, one of the worst quakes in world history, destroys Tokyo and Yokohama. More than 140,000 people are killed.
    From http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/japan/history-timeline
  • Japan Invades Manchuria

    Japan Invades Manchuria
    The Japanese invasion of Manchuria began on September 19, 1931, when Manchuria was invaded by the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan immediately following the Mukden Incident. The Japanese established a puppet state, called Manchukuo, and their occupation lasted until the end of World War II.
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Manchuria
  • Japan Launches Attack on China

    Most historians place the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War on July 7, 1937 at the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, when a crucial access point to Beijing was assaulted by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). Because the Chinese defenders were the poorly equipped infantry divisions of the former Northwest Army, the Japanese easily captured Beiping and Tianjin.
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Sino-Japanese_War
  • Invasion of China Ends

    With Japanese casualties and costs mounting, the Imperial General Headquarters decided to retaliate by ordering the air force of the navy and the army to launch the war's first massive air raids on civilian targets in the provisional capital of Chongqing and nearly every major city in unoccupied China, leaving millions dead, injured and homeless.
  • Japan Enters WWII

    Japan Enters WWII
    Japan Enters WWII
  • US and Britan declare war on Japan

    US and Britan declare war on Japan
    Britain and the US declared war on Japan
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese, who were alredy waging war against the chinese, attacked the US pacific fleet at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, as a preliminary to taking British, French, and Dutch colonies in South East Asia. From Wikipedia
  • Heroshima Got Nuked

    Heroshima Got Nuked
    Hiroshima was the primary target of the first nuclear bombing mission on 6 August, with Kokura and Nagasaki as alternative targets. The Enola Gay (named after Tibbets' mother) was accompanied by two other B-29s
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki
  • Tokyo Hosts the Olympic Games

    Tokyo Hosts the Olympic Games
    The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan in 1964.
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Summer_Olympics
  • Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami

    The 9.0-magnitude undersea megathrust earthquake occurred on 11 March 2011 at 05:46 UTC in the north-western Pacific Ocean at a relatively shallow depth of 32 km. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_T%C5%8Dhoku_earthquake_and_tsunami
  • China vertakes Japan as the world's second largest economy

    China overtakes Japan as the world’s second largest economy. Japan is now the world's third largest economy.
    From http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/japan/history-timeline