History of Japan

In order to understand any contemporary society, a knowledge of its history is essential. The following pages present the most general facts of Japanese history.

Periods of Japanese History

Early Japan until 710
Nara and Heian Periods 710-1192
Kamakura Period 1192-1333
Muromachi Period 1338-1573
Azuchi-Momoyama Period 1573-1603
Edo Period 1603-1868
Meiji Period 1868-1912
Taisho and Early Showa Period 1912-1945
Postwar Period since 1945

Other History Related Pages

History Overview
Emperor
Samurai
Ninja
Atomic Bombs
Yasukuni Shrine
Politics
Economy
Calendars
Castles
Religion
Buddhism
Confucianism
Shinto

Historic Photo Exhibitions

Great Kanto Earthquake (Part 1)
Great Kanto Earthquake (Part 2)
Four Month War: Shanghai 1937

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