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History of Japan

Early China
  • Xia
  • Shang
  • Zhou
  • Early Imperial China

    Classical Imperial China

    Later Imperial China

    Post-Imperial China

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    China Chronology

    Japan under the Shogun

    1331-1867

    • 1333: The Kamakura Shogunate is overthrown.
    • 1338: The Ashikaga shogunate is established.
    • 1542: Portuguese Merchants first arrive in Japan.
    • 1549: Francis Xavier arrives in Japan
    • 1568-1582: Reign of Oda Nobunaga
      • 1568: Oda Nobunaga controls Kyoto.
    • 1582-1598: Toyotomi Hideyoshi
      • 1587: Christians in Japan are persecuted for the first time.
      • 1592: First attempt to conquer Korea.
      • 1597: Second attempt to conquer Korea
      • 1598: Hideyoshi dies.
    • 1598-1616: Reign of Tokugawa Ieyasu
      • 1600: Tokugawa Ieyasu wins battle of Sekigahara.
      • 1603: The Tokugawa Shogunate is established
      • 1609: Dutch granted permission to trade at Nagasaki
      • 1612: Christian missionaries are evicted
    • 1638: Christian rebellion at Shimabara is put down.
    • 1640: The seclusion and exclusion edicts take effect.
    • 1688-1704: Genroku era
    • 1853: Commodore Perry's expedition.
    • 1867: Tokugawa Shogunate overthrown; beginning of Meiji restoration

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