World War two

  • Commodore Perry

    Commodore Perry
    Commodore Perry arrives in Japan and forces Japan to open its ports to American ships using Gunboat Diplomacy.
  • United states and Japan sign Treaty of Kanagawa

    United States and Japan sign Treaty of Kanagawa. Japan must open five ports to American trade. Americans can live in port cities, but did not have to obey Japanese laws. Paid very small tax on imported items; "flooded" Japan with cheap products.
  • Mejii Resoration

    Emperor Mejii restored as supreme ruler of Japan. Japan begins modernization-new army, sent people to study in foreign countries, developed technology (trains, ships, telegraph).
  • Mejii Constitution

    Emperor restored to most powerful. State Shinto religion. New land laws. People elected a Congress (diet).
  • Sino Japanese War

    Japan wins Liaotung Peninsula (Port Arthur) and Taiwan.
  • Russo-Japanese Ware

    Wins more of Manchuria
  • World War 1

    Japan sided with Allies (United Kingdom, France, Italy, United States, Russia) and issued a declaration of war on Germany. Japan seized Shantung (Shandong) Peninsula of China. They also took The Marianas islands, the Caroline Islands, and the Marshal islands.
  • Japan attacks Mancherio

    Japan attacks Mancherio and makes the US mad.
  • Japan invades China

    Japan invades China itself.
  • Britian closed down burma road

  • Tripartite Act

    Japan, Italy, and Germany signed a treaty to be allies.
  • Extended Lend-Lease

    The US extended their lend-lease treaty with China, showing that they're fulling supporting them against the war with Japan,
  • Pearl Harbor

    Japan bombs Pearl Harbor and destorys the US pacific navy.
  • Baa'tan Death March

    Japan took over Philippines and made the POW march 65 miles to POW camp.
  • Doolittle Raid

    Lt. Doolittle was in charge of a secret mission of elit, volunteer pilots he specially trained. They flew over Japan, bombed 5 cities, then crash landed into China.
  • Island Hopping

    Stalemate; Japan and United States both lost one aircraft carrier
  • Battle of Midway

    Americans intercepted Japanese coded message. Americans ambushed Japanese Navy;Americans defeat "cream" of Japanese Navy (their very best pilots)
    Turning point in the war.
  • Battle of Guadanacal (solomon islands)

    Thousands of lives lost on both sides; indicator of number of American/Japanese lives that would be lost in the war.
  • Hiroshimda Atomic Bomb Drop

    Hiroshimda Atomic Bomb Drop
    United States drops the first atomic bomb used in warfare on Hirshima, Japan.