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Pollution,Environment ; Chronological table of Japanese history


1956    Minamata disease was first discovered in Minamata city in 1956.
    *Four Big Pollution Diseases
              Itai-itai disease / Minamata disease /
              Niigata Minamata Disease /Yokkaichi Asthma
1967    Basic law for environmental pollution control

1971    The sub-cabinet level Environmental Agency established

2001    Ministry of the Environment established


1972    Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
1992    Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
1993    Basic Environment Law

1997    Kyoto Protocol

2015    Paris Agreement

United States,the Soviet Union and Germany related ; Chronological table of Japanese history

United States,the Soviet Union and Germany related

1949  Germany was split into the East and West.
1949  North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) created
1955  Warsaw Treaty created
1985  Start of Perestroika
1987  Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
1989  Fall of the Berlin Wall
1989  Malta Summit
        *Bush and Gorbachev declared an end to the Cold War.
1990  Reunification of East and West Germany
1991  Dissolution of the Soviet Union
1991  Warsaw Treaty ended

Cuba,Vietnam and Iraq related

1962  Cuban Missile Crisis
1963  John F. Kennedy was killed.

1965  Start of Vietnam War 
1975  End of Vietnam War 
1990  Iraq–Kuwait War(Invasion of Kuwait)
1991  Gulf War
1992  PKO(Peacekeeping operations) law in Japan

South Africa related

1993  Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk won the Nobel Peace Prize.
1994  Nelson Mandela became President with South African general election.

Europe related

1958  European Economic Community (EEC) founded
1967  European Community (EC) founded
1993  European Union(EU) founded
2002  Euro entered into circulation.

Heisei Period ; Chronological table of Japanese history

Heisei Period

1989  Start of Heisei Period

1989  Start of value added tax  *3%

1991  Gulf War 

1992  PKO(Peacekeeping operations) law was passed.

1993  Fall of the 1955 System

1995  Great Hanshin Earthquake/Sarin gas attack 

2000  Kyushu-Okinawa Summit 2000

2001  September 11 attacks

2002  Japan–North Korea Pyongyang Declaration

2003  Iraq War 

2004  The Japan Self-Defense Forces was sent to Iraq.

2009  Barack Obama became The 44th President of the US.

2012  3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake

Old Stone Age ; Chronological table of Japanese history

Old Stone Age

*1946    Aizawa Tadahiro discovered the Iwazyuku - iseki.

Jōmon Period
10000 years ago
             The Japanese Islands was created.
               Start of Jōmon Period

*1877    Edward Morse discovered the Ōmori shell mound.

Yayoi Period
BC4    Start of Yayoi Period

BC1    Wajin paid tribute to the Former Han on a regular basis and formed about 100 political countries. *according to Book of the Han

57      King of Na received gold seal from Emperor Guangwu of Han.
          *according to Book of the Later Han
239    Himiko send envoy to Kingdom Wei and received gold seal. 
          *according to Gishi-wajin-den
*1884    Arisaka Shōzō discovered Yayoi pottery.

Kofun Period
AD4    Start of Kofun Period (from the later third century)
391    Wakoku battled against Goguryeo.                              
        *according to Gwanggaeto Stele
478    Waobu delivered Johyobun to Sung.                                     
        *according to Wakoku Den "Sung Shu"
527    Iwai Rebellion
538    Introduction of Buddhism   *another theory of 552
562    Kaya (known as Kara or Minama in Japanese)  destroyed by Silla
587    Soga no Umako killed Mononobe no Moriya.
589    Sui dynasty founded
592    Emperor Sushun was killed by Soga no Umako.
592    Empress Suiko crowned

Asuka Period
593    Price Shōtoku was appointed as Sesshō by Empress Suiko, his aunt.
603    Prince Shōtoku established the Twelve Level Cap and Rank System.
604    Prince Shōtoku established the 17-article constitution.
607    ・Japanese missions to Sui China started *Ono no Imoko   
            ・Hōryū-ji built
618    Tang dynasty founded
630    Japanese missions to Tang China started            
          *Inugami no Mitasuki
645    Taika Reform                                                           
          *Prince Naka-no-Ōe and Fujiwara no Kamatari
646    Kaishin no Mikotonori                                 
          * Prince Naka-no-Ōe and Fujiwara no Kamatari
663    Battle of Baekgang(Battle of Hakusukinoe)
667    Emperor Tenji moved the capital to Nagaoka-kyō.
*668  Emperor Tenji crowned ←Prince Naka-no-Ōe *officially

670    kōgo no nen jaku established    *Emperor Tenji
672    Jinshin War                                        
            Prince Ōama defeated Prince Ōtomo.
*673  Emperor Tenmu crowned ←Prince Ōama

683    The Emperor Tenmu issued Fuhonsen coin.
684    Yakusa no Kabane established   *Emperor Tenmu 
694    Empress Jitō moved the capital to Fujiwara-kyō.
701    Emperor Monmu established Taihō Code legal system.
708    Empress Genmei issued Wadōkaichin.                                 
          *It is the oldest official Japanese coinage.

Nara Period ; Chronological table of Japanese history

Nara Period

710   Empress Genmei moved the capital to Heijō-kyō.
712   The Kojiki(The Records of Ancient Matters) was composed by Ō no Yasumaro.
713   Empress Genmei ordered to edit  Fudoki (records of the culture and geography).
718   Fujiwara no Fuhito compiled the Yōrō Code.
720   Nihon Shoki(Chronicles of Japan) was composed by Prince Toneri.
723   Sanze isshin no ho established  
741   The Emperor Shomu issued a Mikotonori for the construction of Kokubun-ji Temple and Kokubun-niji Temple.
743   Konden Einen Shizai no Ho established 
743   Emperor Shomu issued the decree to construct the Great Buddha. 
752   The Great Buddha of Nara at Tōdai-ji was completed.
754   Priest Ganjin arrived from China.
*756   Emperor Shomu died. *Shōsōin Treasure House built

around 8th century
           Man'yōshū(Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves) was completed by Otomo no Yakamochi and others.

Heian Period ; Cronological table of Japanese history

Heian Period
784   Emperor Kanmu moved the capital to Nagaoka-kyō.
794   Emperor Kanmu moved the capital to Heian-kyō.
797   Sakanoue no Tamuramaro became shogun.
802   Constructing of Isawa castle
802   Aterui surrendered to Imperial armies.
804   Saicho went to Tang.  Kukai went to Tang.
805   Saicho returned from Tang and introduced Tendai School.
806   Kukai returned from Tang and introduced Shingon School.
858   Fujiwara no Yoshifusa became Sessho.
884   Fujiwara no Mototsune became Kanpaku.
894   Sugawara no Michizane proposed for stopping sending embassies to Tang China.
901   Sugawara no Michizane was exiled to Dazaifu.
around 10th century
         The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter was written.
905   Emperor Daigo ordered Ki no Tsurayuki to edit Kokin Wakashū.
935  Taira no Masakado Rebellion                                                 
          (Jōhei-Tengyō Rebellion)
939  Fujiwara no Sumitomo Rebellion                                          
          (Jōhei-Tengyō Rebellion) 
960  Song dynasty founded
988  FUJIWARA no Motonaga was accused.                                
         'Owari no kuni Gunji Hyakusho ra no Gebumi'
around 1000
 Sei Shōnagon wrote The Pillow Book.
 Murasaki Shikibu wrote The Tale of Genji.
1016  Fujiwara no Michinaga became Sesshō for Emperor Go-Ichijō.
1017  Fujiwara no Yorimichi became Sesshō.                            
          *He built Byodoin phoenix hall,located in Uji in 1053.
1051  Former Nine Years War(Zenkunen War)
1069  Emperor Go-Sanzyō anounced Enkyu-no Shoen Seiri-rei(Order for the Reform of Shoen).
1083  Later Three-Year War(Gosannen War)
1086  Retired Emperor Shirakawa started Insei. 
1124  Fujiwara no Kiyohira built Golden Hall (Konjikidō) of Chuson-ji Temple.
1156  Hōgen Rebellion                                                                   
          (○Taira no Kiyomori   ○Minamoto no Yoshitomo)
1159  Heiji Rebellion        *start of the Taira family's success                                            
          (○Taira no Kiyomori  ×Minamoto no Yoshitomo)
1167  Taira no Kiyomori became Daijō-daijin.   

1180 Genpei War started *Minamoto no Yoritomo took up arms. 

 *1180 Battle of Ishibashiyama
 *1180 Battle of Fujigawa 

1181 Taira no Kiyomori died.

 *1183 Battle of Kurikara
 *1184 Battle of Ichinotani
 *1185 Battle of Yashima/Dan-no-ura*the fall of the Taira family 

1185 Minamoto no Yoritomo established Shugo and Jito.   

Kamakura Period ; Chronological table of Japanese history

Kamakura Period
1192    Minamoto no Yoritomo became shogun.
1203    Minamoto no Sanetomo became the 3rd shogun.
1203    Hōzyō Tokimasa became shikken.
1205    Retired Emperor Go-toba ordered Fujiwara no Teika to edit Shin Kokin Wakashū.
1206    Mongol Empire founded
1219    Minamoto no Sanetomo was killed by Kugyō.    
           Hōzyō Yoshitoki killed Kugyō.
1221    Jōkyū War           
             *Hōzyō Yoshitoki attacked Kyoto.  
             *Retired Emperor Go-toba was exiled to Oki Island.
1232    Hōzyō Yasutoki established Goseibai Shikimoku(Jōei Shikimoku).
1271    Yuan dynasty founded
1274    Battle of Bun'ei (1st Mongol invasion in Japan)  
1281    Battle of Kōan (2nd Mongol invasion in Japan)
1297    Einin no Tokuseirei established
*1318  Emperor Go-Daigo crowned
*1324  Shōchu Rebellion *Emperor Go-Daigo failed  to overthrow the Kamakura Shogunate.
*1331  Genkō Rebellion *Emperor Go-Daigo failed .                 
            *In 1332 He was exiled to Oki Island.
1333    Fall of The Kamakura Shogunate
    ・Emperor Go-Daigo escaped from Oki Island.
     ・Kusunoki Masashige supported Emperor Go-Daigo.
     ・Ashikaga takauji destroyed Rokuhara Tandai.
     ・Nitta Yoshisada destroyed Kamakura Shogunate.

1334    Emperor Go-Daigo launched Kenmu Restoration.

Shōwa Period ; Chronological table of Japanese history

Shōwa Period
1929  Great Depression in 1929

1930  London Naval Treaty

1931  Mukden Incident

1932  Manchukuo established
  Lytton Commission established
  May 15 Incident* Prime Minister Inukai was killed. 

1933  Japan left the League of Nations.

1936  February 26 Incident

1937  Second Sino-Japanese War broke out

1938  National Mobilization Law (Kokka Sōdōin Hō)

1939  World War II broke out

1940  Tripartite Pact
       *It was an agreement between Germany, Japan and Italy.

1940  Imperial Rule Assistance Association established (Taisei Yokusankai)

1941  Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact

1941  Pacific War broke out

*1942 Battle of Midway
*1944 Battle of Saipan
1945 Jan. Yalta Conference
Mar.  Bombing of Tokyo
Apr. Battle of Okinawa
May   Surrender of Germany
Jul. Potsdam Conference→Potsdam Declaration
        Aug. 6th   Atomic bombings of Hiroshima
    8th   Soviet Declaration of War on Japan
    9th   Atomic bombings of Nagasaki
   14th   Japan accepted the Potsdam Declaration.
   15th   Jewel Voice Broadcast
        Sept.2nd  Japanese Instrument of Surrender signed

1945  GHQ established
          zaibatsu dissolution
          Woman's right to vote
    United Nations founded

1946  Humanity Declaration
    Land reform
    General election in 1946  *first Woman's vote
    International Military Tribunal for the Far East(Tokyo Trials)
   Constitution of Japan officially announced (Nov.3rd)
1947   Fundamental Law of Education
           School Education Act
           Labor Standards Act of 1947
           Competition Law
   Constitution of Japan enacted (May 3rd)

1948  Korea was split into the North and the South .

1949  China established (People's Republic of China)
       *Republic of China → Taiwan

1950 Korean War broke out

*1950  National Police Reserve established

1951  Treaty of San Francisco

1951  Security Treaty Between the United States and Japan

*1952  National Safety Forces established

1953  Korean War stopped

*1953  Start of Television broadcasting

1954  Daigo Fukuryū Maru was exposed to nuclear fallout.

1954   Japan Self-Defense Forces established

1955 Bandung Conference
    *Asian–African Conference

1956 Soviet–Japanese Joint Declaration of 1956
   Japan joined United Nations.

1960  ・Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan 
   ・U.S.–Japan Status of Forces Agreement                         
   ・Campaign against the Japan‐U.S. Security Treaty in 1960

1964  Tōkaidō Shinkansen opened between Tokyo & Shin-Ōsaka.
    1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo

1965  Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea

1968  Ogasawara Islands was returned to Japan.

1972  Japan-China Joint Communiqué

1972  Okinawa was returned to Japan.

1973  1973 oil crisis  *1973 Arab–Israeli War

*1976  Lockheed scandal
            *Former-Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka was arrested.

1978  Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China

Meiji Period ; Chronological table of Japanese history

Meiji Period
1868    Boshin War broke out (Battle of Toba–Fushimi)
  Charter Oath(Oath in Five Articles)
           Five Public Notices
1869    Emoeror Meiji moved the capital to Tokyo.
1869    Boshin War ended (Battle of the Goryokaku)
1869    Return of lands and people to the emperor
1871    Postal service began between Tokyo,Kyoto and Osaka.
   Domains were replaced with prefectures.
           *End of the han system
   Sino-Japanese Friendship and Trade Treaty
   Iwakura Mission departed
1872    Ryukyu Domain established
   Fukuzawa Yukichi wote Gakumon no Susume.
   Gakusei (the Education System Order) 
   Railway service began between Tokyo and Yokohama. 
   Tomioka model filature began production.

1873    Choheirei 
   Christianity was legalized.
   Land Tax Reform
   Meiji roku-nen no Seihen caused by Seikanron 
1874    Itagaki Taisuke published the Minsen Giin Setsuritsu Kenpakusho.
   Saga Rebellion
   Peasant revolts against the land-tax reform
   Itagaki Taisuke founded Risshisha.

1875    Itagaki Taisuke founded Aikokusha.
   Treaty of Saint Petersburg (Karafuto-Chishima Kōkan Jōyaku)
1875    Ganghwa Island Incident
*1875  Shinbunshi Jorei(Press Regulations)
*1876  Sword Abolishment Edict (Haitōrei)
1876    Japan–Korea Treaty of 1876 (Treaty of Ganghwa Island)
1877    Land Tax Reform (3%→2.5%)

           Seinan War
1879    Okinawa Prefecture established
1880    League for the Establishment of a National Assembly (Kokkai Kisei Dōmei)
*1880 Shukai Jorei (Assembly Regulations)

1881    The scandal over the sale of the property owned by the Hokkaido Development Agency 
  Imperial Edict for Establishing a Diet issued
   Itagaki Taisuke formed the Liberal Party.
1882    Okuma Shigenobu formed the Constitutional Progressive Party.
*1882  Ito Hirofumi visited Europe to study the constitution.

*1883  Rokumeikan (Pavilion of the Deer's Cry) completed

1884    Chichibu incident
1885    The cabinet system was set up.
           *Ito Hirofumi became Prime Minister. 
1886    Normanton Incident
*1886  The Daido danketsu Movement
*1887  The Sandai Jiken Kenpaku Movement
*1887  Hoan Jorei established
*1888  Sumitsu-in installed

1889    Meiji Constitution officially announced
1890    Imperial Rescript on Education issued
   The first Lower House general election was held.
   The first Imperial Diet was opened.

1891    Ōtsu incident
   Ashio Kodoku Jiken (Ashio Mining Pollution) closed up
1894    Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Commerce and Navigation signed
            *the abolishment of extraterritoriality
1894    Donghak Peasant Revolution
           First Sino-Japanese War                                                                           
           *Sino-Japanese=Sin and Japan

1895    The Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed.
   Triple Intervention (Russia, Germany, and France)
1898    The first Okuma Cabinet(so-called the 'Waihan Cabinet') was established.
1900    Boxer Rebellion
1901    Yawata Steel Works opend 
1902    Anglo-Japanese Alliance
1904    Russo-Japanese War
           *Russo-Japanese=Russia and Japan
1905    The Treaty of Portsmouth was signed.
1909    ITO Hirobumi was murdered in Harbin.
1910    Kotoku Incident (Case of high treason)
           Japan's Annexation of Korea

1911    Japan-US commerce and navigation treaty signed
           *recovery tariff autonomy
1911    Xinhai Revolution (Chinese Revolution)
1912    Republic of China established

Edo period ; Chronological table of Japanese history

Edo period
1603    Tokugawa Ieyasu became shogun.
1605    Tokugawa Hidetada became the 2nd shogun.
1612    The prohibition of Christianity
             (to the territory under the direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate) 
1613    The prohibition of Christianity
             (to the whole country)
1614    Incident of Hoko-ji Temple Bell
1614    Osaka Winter Campaign
1615    Osaka Summer Campaign                                                    
            *the fall of the Toyotomi family
1615    Buke shohatto(Laws for the Military Houses) and Kinchu narabini kuge shohatto(Laws for Emperor and Court nobles) established
*1616  Tokugawa Ieyasu died.

1624    Spanish ships were prohibited from visiting Japan.
1633    Travelling overseas other than by shuin-sen were prohibited.
1635    Travelling overseas and homecoming of Japanese ships were completely banned.
1635    The policy of Sankin kōtai was established.
1637    Shimabara Rebellion
1639    Portuguese ships were prohibited from visiting Japan.
1641   The Dutch trading house was moved to Dejima.               
            *the national isolation system was completed.
1636    Qing dynasty founded *another theory of 1644
1649    Keian official notice issued
1651    Keian Uprising                                                                               
            *Yui Shōsetsu was leader of Keian Uprising.
1657    Great Fire of Meireki in Edo
1669    Shakushain's revolt (Shakushain no tatakai)
1685    Shorui-Awaremi-no-rei (ordinances of animal protection) issued
1690    Yushima Seido (Sacred Hall at Yushima) built
1709    The political reforms of Hakuseki ARAI (Shotoku no chi)
1716    Kyōhō Reforms                                                                        *Tokugawa Yoshimune became the 8th shogun.
*1720  The ban on importing Western books was partially lifted
*1721  Meyasubako established *installing opinion boxes
*1722  Agemainosei established
*1723  Tashidakanosei established

1732    Great Kyōhō famine                                                         
            *famine ; a severe shortage of food
*1735  Aoki Konyō wrote the Banshokō.

1742    Kujigata-osadamegaki
1772    Tanuma Okitsugu became senior shogunal councillor.
1774    Kaitai Shinsho was published by Sugita Genpaku and Maeno Ryotaku.
1782    Great Tenmei famine                                                 
            *famine ; a severe shortage of food
1783    Tenmei erupution   
            *Mount Asama erupted.
1787    Kansei Reforms    
            *Matsudaira Sadanobu became senior shogunal councillor.
1790    Kansei Igaku no Kin    
            *an academic control performed during the Kansei Reforms
1792    Kaikoku Heidan written by Hayashi Shihei went out of print.
1792    Adam Laxman arrived at Nemuro.
1798    Motoori Norinaga wote the Kojiki-den (Commentaries on the Kojiki).
1804    Nikolai Rezanov reached Nagasaki.
1808    Mamiya Rinzō discovered Sakhalin was indeed an island.
1808    Phaeton Incident
1821    Inō Tadataka completed the first map of Japan.
1825    Order for the Repelling of Foreign Ships
1828    Siebold Incident
1833    Tenpo Great famine                                                    
            *famine;a severe shortage of food
1837    Rebellion of Ōshio Heihachirō
1837    Morrison incident
1839    Bansha no goku                                                                           
            *Watanabe Kazan and Takano Chōei arrested
1840    First Anglo-Chinese war                                                           
            *Anglo-Chinese=England and China
1841    Tenpō Reforms    *Mizuno Tadakuni 
*1842  Mizuno Tadakuni permitted providing foreign ships with fuel and water.
*1843  Hitogaeshirei/Zyochirei
1844    King of the Netherlands proposed the opening of a country to the world to the Edo Shogunate.

1853    Mathew Perry visited Uraga and asked Japan to open the door to USA.
1854    Japan-US Treaty of Peace and Amity signed
1856    Townsent Harris has been appointed consul-general in Japan.
1858    Treaty of Amity and Commerce(united States-Japan) signed
1858    Ansei no Taigoku
1860    Sakuradamon Incident
            *Ii Naosuke was killed by ronin from the Mito Domain.
1862    Sakashitamon Incident 
          *Ando Nobumasa was attacked outside Sakashita-mon Gate.             
1862    Namamugi Incident
1863    Chōshū han bombarded French, Dutch and American warships at Bakan Strait.
1863    Anglo-Satsuma War
1864    The first conquest of Choshu clan
1864    British, French, Dutch and American warships bombarded Shimonoseki.  
1866    Satchō Alliance
1867    Taisei Hokan(transfer of power back to the Emperor)
1867    The restoration of Imperial rule

Azuchi Momoyama Period ; Chronological table of Japanese history

 Azuchi Momoyama Period
1575    Battle of Nagashino
            *Nobunaga defeated Takeda katsuyori.
*1576  Constructing of Azuchi castle

1580    Ishiyama Hongan-ji War ended
*1582  Tensho Ken-o Shonen Shisetsu departed.

1582    Incident at Honnō-ji 
             *Akechi Mitsuhide betrayed Nobunaga.
1582    Battle of Yamazaki 
            *Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeated Akechi Mitsuhide.
1582    Taiko-Kenchi started  
            *Hideyoshi's nationwide land survey
1583    Battle of Shizugatake  
            *Hideyoshi defeated Shibata Katsuie.
*1583  Constructing of Ōsaka castle

1584    Battle of Komaki and Nagakute
            *Hideyoshi made peace with Nobukatsu Oda, Ieyasu Tokugawa.
1585    Hideyoshi became Kanpaku(chief adviser to the Emperor).
1585    Conquest of Shikoku
            *Hideyoshi defeated Chosokabe Motochika.
1586    Hideyoshi became Daijō-daijin.
1587    Conquest of Kyusyu  
            *Hideyoshi defeated Shimazu Yoshihisa.
1587    The prohibition of Christianity 
1588    Sword hunt
1590    Hideyoshi defeated Hōzyō Ujimasa at the Battle of odawara, and Masamune Date in Oshu. 
              *Hideyoshi united a whole country.
1592    Hideyoshi's 1st invasions of Korea (Bunroku no eki) 
           Hideyoshi started the trade by Red seal ships.
*1594  Constructing of Fushimi castle

1597    Hideyoshi's 2nd invasions of Korea(keichō no eki)
*1598  Toyotomi Hideyoshi died .

1600    De Liefde arrived at the province of Bungo.
1600    Battle of Sekigahara 
            *Tokugawa Ieyasu defeated the Toyotomi family   

Muromachi Period ; chronological table of Japanese history

Muromachi Period                                    
・Nanboku-chō period 1336(*1331)~1392

1336    Ashikaga takauji established Kenmu Shikimoku.
1336    Emperor Godaigo escaped to Yoshino and established the Yoshino Imperial Court.
            *the Southern Court
1338    Ashikaga takauji became shogun.
*1341  Ashikaga takauji made Tenryujibune.
*1342  Ashikaga takauji sent Tenryujibune to Yuan dynasty.
1368    Ashikaga Yoshimitsu became the 3rd shogun.
1368    Ming dynasty founded
1378    Ashikaga Yoshimitsu built the Hana no Gosho (Flower Palace) on Muromachi street in Kyoto.
1392    The Northern and Southern courts were unified by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu.

1392    Joseon founded
1397    Ashikaga Yoshimitsu built Kinkaku.               
            *Kitayama Culture                                           
1404    Ashikaga Yoshimitsu opened trade between Japan and the Ming Dynasty.   
               *It is called tally trade.

1428    Shōchō uprising (ikki) in now Shiga Prefecture
1429    Ryukyu Kingdom founded
1467    Ōnin War broke out                                                
            *1477 Kyoto has been completely destroyed.
1485    Yamashiro Rebellion (ikki) in now Kyoto Prefecture
1488    Kaga Rebellion (ikki) in now Ishikawa Prefecture
1489    Ashikaga Yoshimasa started building Ginkaku.   
            *Higashiyama Culture                                           
1543    Introduction of guns into Tanegashima Island
1549    Introduction of Christianity
1553    Battle of Kawanakajima                 
            *Uesugi Kenshin VS Takeda Shingen ; 1st battle  
1560    Battle of Okehazama                                                     
            *Oda Nobunaga defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto.
1568    Nobunaga entered Kyoto supporting Ashikaga Yoshiaki.              
            *At a later time, Yoshiaki became the 15th Shogun.
1570    A 10-years long Ishiyama Hongan-ji War broke out
1571    Siege of Mount Hiei (Hiei-zan no Tatakai) 
1573    Ashikaga Yoshiaki was exiled from Kyoto by Nobunaga.      
            *Fall of The Muromachi Shogunate

Taishō Period ;chronological table of Japanese history

Taishō Period
*1912 Start of Taishō Period

 1912 First constitution protection movement

 1914 World War I broke out  
                * Japan joined WW I on the side of Britain and her allies.

 1915 Japan sent the 21 Demands to China.

 1916 Sakuzō Yoshino wrote about the theory of democracy.

 1917 Russian Revolution

 1918 Japan sent troops to Siberia.
         Rice riots of 1918(kome sōdō)
        Hara Takashi became Prime Minister.

 1918 World War I ended

 1919 Paris Peace Conference,1919
        March 1st Movement (Korea)
        May 4th Movement(China)
        Treaty of Versailles

 1920 League of Nations founded 
                First International Workers' Day in Japan

 1921 Washington Arms Conference

 1922 Zenkoku Suihei-sha founded  
                * National Levelers' Association

 1922 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics established (USSR)

 1923 Great Kantō earthquake  
                * Over 100,000 people dead

 1924 Second constitution protection movement

 1925 Start of Radio broadcasting
        Peace Preservation Law was passed.
        General Election Law was passed.

*1926 End of Taishō Period

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