The start of the Warring States periodThe Warring States period began in 403 BC and ended in 221 BC. It resulted in the establishment of complex bureaucracies and centralized governments as well as a clearly established legal system.
Period: Jan 1, 1180 to Jan 1, 1185
Minamoto clan seizes powerIn 1180-1185, the Minamoto clan seized power in the emporor's name. This lead to the Genpei war between the Tairo and Minamoto clans. The Tairo clan fell and this led to the establishment of Kamakura shogonate under Minamoto Yoritomo in 1192
Jan 1, 1232
Goseibai Shikimoku legal code establishedThe Goseibai Shikimoku legal code established certain laws that enabled the Kamakura shogonate to act on.
Jan 1, 1268
Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu started his of the Ashikaa shogunateThe Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu was the third shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate. He ruled from 1268 until 1394. This resulted in political stability for the Ashikaga shogunate.
Jan 1, 1274
First Mongol invasionThe mongols of Kublai khan tried to invade Japan but were stopped by a large typhoon or Kamakaze.
Sep 16, 1281
Second Mongol InvasionThe Mongols invaded Japan a second time in 1281. This time the Japanes were prepared and they were winning the battle when a typhoon once again drowned most of the Mongol attackers
Jan 1, 1333
Emperor Go-Daigo overthrows the Kamakura government.Emperor Go-Daigo overthrows the Kamakura government which reestablished the imperial rule for a short time.
Jan 1, 1336
Rivalry between Northern and Southern Emperors BeginsThe rivalry between Northern and Southern Emperors Began in 1336 and lasted until 1392
Jan 1, 1543
Firearms were brought to JapanFirearms were brought to Japan in 1543 by people from Portugal. The weapons arrived by using the Nanban trade which was a Southern barbarian trade period.
The Tokugawa shogunate ruled JapanThe Tokugawa shogunate was started by a man called Ieyasu Tokugawa. The shogunate lasted from 1603 until 1868 and the capitol was Edo which is now called Tokyo, Japan.