The USA forces Japan to sign a trade agreement.
Russia and Japan establish diplomatic relations.
Japan forces Korea to sign the treaty of Kanghwa.
Japan holds regional elections, the first democratic elections outside of the West.
China and Japan agree to pull out their troops from Korea.
China sends troops into Korea and Japan invades China.
Japan defeats China and China is forced to cede Taiwan and recognize Japanese supremacy over Korea at the treaty of Shimonoseki.
Japan signs the London treaty with Britain that recognizes Japan's rights in Korea and Britain's rights in China.
Japan annexes Korea and thereby terminates the Choson dynasty .
The Seiyukai wins national elections.
Britain, Japan, France, Italy and the USA sign the London Naval Treaty, an agreement to reduce naval warfare.
Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact.
Japan begins a secret program of naval construction.
The USA drops two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The USA returns Japan to independence.