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Progress of Transportation in Japan
Emperor Mutsuhito establishes new government. The Meiji Era (1867-1912) begins.
The first railroad is built. It connects Tokyo and port of Yokohama.
Japan forces Korea to open three ports to Japanese traders.
Japan and China agree that they will not send armies into Korea.
Japan and China fight Sino-Japanese War. Japan gains territory and colonies.
Japan and Russia fight Russo-Japanese War. Japan gains more territory.
Major private railways are nationalized in Japan.
Japan annexes Korea.
Japan sides with Britain in WWI, but does not play major role in war.
Tokyo Station is completed and becomes central railway station.
Japan invades Manchuria.
Japan attacks U.S. at Pearl Harbor.
Japan surrenders to end WWII in the Pacific.
Japanese railways are in bad conditions after WWII.
The first high-speed Shinkansen route opens.
The Japanese railways are privatized.
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