By Emily Schnepp
No use of metal. used cords to texture pottery. Limited agriculture. Rich in tools, jewelry, figurines, lacqerwork, and pottery.
New pottery styles and intensive rice agriculture in paddy fields. Techniques in metallurgy using bronze and iron were introduced.
Adopted Chinese calendar, religious practices, ethics and government.
Japan changed its name from Wa to Nihon. Transformed politically. Introduced Buddhism.
Chinese influence. War at its height. Rise of the samurai class.
Land based economics and advanced military.
The arts and religion flourished. Shinto gained popularity.
Economic growth. Strict social orders. Isolationist foreign policy. Increase in environmental protection and popular enjoyment of arts and culture.
Became a Democracy and initiated taxes.
Became Liberal. World War I occurred.
Totalitarianism, ultranationalism, fascism,. Defeated in World War II. Democracy after WWII.
Major economic growth. Regained military power. Strongest earthquake in history occurred.
The initiator of the unification of Japan under the shogunate. Was a major daimyo. Conquered a third of Japan.
Was a daimyo, a warrior, and a politician. He united the political factions of Japan. He became a lord and said that only samurais could bear arms.
Founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan.
Revolutionized Japan politically, socially, and industrially. Created new government.