Japanese History

Japanese history

Jomon Period

1400 bc - 300 bc

There were many new tools and jewels.

Yayoi Period

300 bc - 300

During this period, there were many new rice and pottery styles.

Yamato Period

250 - 710

This was the biggest state at the time.

Asuka Period

538 - 710

Arrival of Buddhism from China.

Nara was the capital of Japan

710

Nara Period

710 - 794

The capital was in Nara Heijokyo and was moved to Kyoto-Heiankyo.

Heian Period

794 - 1185

This was a time when Chinese influences were high.

Kamakura Period

1185 - 1933

The samurai became a part of Japan.

Kamakura was the capital of Japan

1192

Muromachi Period

1337 - 1573

Shinto was renewed.

Oda Nobunaga

1535 - 1582

Nobunaga lived a life of continuous military conquest, eventually conquering a third of Japan before his death in 1582.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi

1536 - 1598

He is noted for a number of cultural legacies, including the restriction that only members of the samurai class could bear arms.

Ieyasu Tokugawa

1543 - 1616

He ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600.

Christianity came to Japan

1549

Edo was the capital of Japan

1603

Edo Period

1603 - 1868

The period was characterized by economic growth, strict social orders, isolationist foreign policies, an increase in both environmental protection and popular enjoyment of arts and culture.

Matthew Perry

1852

Matthew Perry and the "blackships" first came to japan.

Meiji Emperor

1852 - 1912

He presided over a time of rapid change in Japan, as the nation rose from a feudal shogunate to become a world power.

Kyoto was the capital of Japan

1868

Meiji Period

1868 - 1912

`Moved from being an isolated federalism to its modern form.

Tale of Genji was written

1882

Hiragana was invented

1900

Taisho Period

1912 - 1926

Taisho emperor assumes throne.

Kobe Earthquake

1923

Showa Period

1926 - 1989

World war 2

Two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan

1945

Constitution of Japan

1947

Tokyo Olympics

1964

First time Olympics was in Tokyo.

Heisei Period

1988 - 2012

1989 marked the culmination of one of the most rapid economic growth spurts in Japanese history.

U.S. history

Columbus sailed

1492

Jamestown was founded

1632

Boston massacre

1770

Declaration of Independence

1776

George Washington became our first president

1789

Washington DC became the capital of the USA

1790

Lewis and Clark trail

1804

Oregon was founded

1811

Civil war

1861 - 1865

Gresham Oregon was founded

1884

Wright brothers fly first airplane

1903

World war 1

1914 - 1918

world war 2

1939 - 1945

bombing of pearl harbor

1941

Vietnam war

1956 - 1975