World Wars

  • Unequal Treaties

    Unequal Treaties
    United Sates 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 importated items; "flooded"Jaan with cheap products
  • Commodore Perry

    Commodore Perry
    Commodore Perry arrives in Japan and forces to open its port to American ships to resupply. United Sates also demanded Jaoan to begin trading. (Gunboat Diplomat)
  • Meiji Restoration

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

    emperor restored to most powerful . State shinto religion. New land laws. People elected a congress (DIet)
  • Sino Japanese War

    Liaotung Peninsula (Port Arthur) and Taiwan
  • Russo-Japanese War

    Japan beat Russia, a major power, in war over china
  • World War 1

    When World War 1 began Japan sided with the
  • Japan after War

    The allies noticed Japan's importance and rewarded Japan with land
  • Japan's Strength

    In 1931 Japanese forces invaded Manchuria
  • Japan's resources

    In 1937 after Japan had invaded China America cut off it's trade with Japan
  • Japan's Agreement

    After Germany had launched it's blitzkrieg Japan had made an agreement with Germany called the Tripartite pact
  • Delaying Japan

    In 1941 America held long conferences with Japan hoping to stall them but once Germany had Attacked again the Japanese were free to invade Indochina
  • Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Death March was when american POWs were marched 65 miles without stopping
  • Doolittle Raid

    The Doolittle Raid was after Pearl Harbor when America needed a symbolic victory over Japan
  • Battle of Coral Sea

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

    Americans intercept Japanese coded message and then amubush the them became turning point of the war
  • Battle of Guadal Canal (Solomon Islands)

    Thousands of lives lost on both sides; indicator of number of Americans/Japanese lives that would be lost in war
  • Reiko Suzuki's house was fire bombed

    Reiko Suzuki's house was bombed when she was six years old and many of the people she knew were killed including her friend Reiji
  • Hiroshima Bombed

    Hiroshima Bombed
    Hiroshima was bombed by the Americans and caused destruction