Japanese History (1603 - Present)

Periods

Tokugawa Period

1850 - 1868

Meiji Period

1868 - 1912

Taisho Period

1912 - 1926

Showa Period

1926 - 1989

Heisei Period

1989 - 2013

Sub-Periods

"Bakumatsu" Era

1853 - 1868

The "Road to War" Period

1931 - 1941

"U.S. Occupation of Japan" Period

1945 - 1951

"High Growth" Period

1950 - 1989

"Lost Decade" Period

1990 - 2000

Events

Perry's Black Ships

1853

Treaty of Amity and Commerce

1858

Boshin War

1868 - 1869

Iwakura Mission

1871

Seinan Rebellion/War of the Southwest

01/01/1877 - 09/01/1877

Meiji Constitution

1890 - 1947

Sino-Japanese War (First)

1894 - 1895

Treaty of Shimonoseki

1895

Triple Intervention

1895

Anglo-Japanese Alliance

01/30/1902

Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

Treaty of Portsmouth

1905

Battle of Tsushime/Battle of the Sea of Japan

05/27/1905

World War I

1914 - 1918

Siberian Intervention

1918

March 1st Movement

03/01/1919

Washington Naval Treaty

1922

Kanto Earthquake

1923

Manchurian Incident

1931

Establishment of Manchukuo

1931

February 26th Incident

02/06/1936

Sino-Japanese War (Second)

1937 - 1945

Marco Polo Bridge Incident

08/01/1937

Nanjing Massacre

12/01/1937

Nomohan

1939

World War II

1939 - 1945

Great East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere

06/29/1940

Tripartite Pact

09/27/1940

Hull Note

11/26/1941

Attack on Pearl Harbor

12/07/1941

Japanese Invasion Of Burma

1942

Bengal Famine

1943

Strategic Bombing Campaigns

1944 - 1945

Soviet Offensive

1945

Battle of Okinawa

04/1945 - 06/1945

Tokyo War Tribunal

04/29/1946

Constitution of Japan

1947 - 2013

Ministry of International Trade and Industry Created

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

San Francisco Peace Treaty

09/08/1951

Japanese-U.S. Security Treaty

09/08/1951

Outbreak of Minamata Disease

1956

Chinreisha Built

1965

Treaty of Basic Relations with Korea

1965

War Criminals Enshrined at Yakusuni

1978

Formation of Japanese Society of History Textbook Reform

2000

Fukushima Triple Disaster

03/11/2011