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  History of Japan
Traditional Japanese legend maintains that Japan was founded in 600 BC by the Emperor Jimmu, a direct descendant of the sun goddess and ancestor of the present ruling imperial family.
Japan went to the peace conference at Versailles in 1919 as one of the great military and industrial powers of the world and received official recognition as one of the "Big Five" of the new international order.
The Japanese invasion of China in 1937 followed Japan's signing of the "anti-Comintern pact" with Nazi Germany the previous year and was part of a chain of developments culminating in the Japanese attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.
www.historyofnations.net /asia/japan.html   (1467 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Economic history of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eco history of Japan is one of the most studied for its spectacular growth, first in the period from the late twentieth century that saw Japan become a world power and then again after the devastation of the Second World War when the island nation rose to become the world's second largest economy.
Japan was considered as a country immensely rich in precious metals, mainly owing to Marco Polo's accounts of gilded temples and palaces, but also due to the relative abundance of surface ores characteristic of a volcanic country, before large-scale deep-mining became possible in Industrial times.
Japan's economic growth in the 1960s and 1970s was based on the rapid expansion of heavy manufacturing in such areas as automobiles, steel, shipbuilding, chemicals, and electronics.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Economic_history_of_Japan/First_contacts_with_Europe_(16th_century)   (1210 words)

  
 History Of Japan
This book is both a history of Japan and a social, cultural, political, and economic critique of the country and its people.
In THE MODERN HISTORY OF JAPAN, Andrew Gordon paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history.
It is a major contribution to the cultural history of Japan.
www.tokyofares.com /history-of-japan.htm   (203 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: History of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Surrender of Japan Japan surrendered to the Allies...
The Eco history of Japan is one of the most studied for its spectacular growth, first in the period from the late twentieth century that saw Japan become a world power and then again after the devastation of the Second World War when the island nation rose to become the...
Japan: Importing Tea and Culture - One of the earliest known references to green tea in Japan is a 9th century text.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-Japan   (1322 words)

  
 3,500 Years in Ten Pages - A Mini-History of Japan by Mike Rogers
In 1933, Japan withdrew from the League of Nations since she was heavily criticized for her actions in China.
Japan was able to expand her control over a large territory that expanded to the border of India in the West and New Guinea in the South within the following six months.
Japan's relations to the Soviet Union were normalized in 1956, the ones to China in 1972.
www.lewrockwell.com /rogers/rogers23.html   (4519 words)

  
 History | Keio University
His beliefs were very progressive in a Japan that was just beginning to awake from centuries of isolation.
Since its founding in 1858, the history of Keio University parallels the history of Japan's modern era.
As we face the challenges of the post-industrial era of the 21st century, Keio continues to uphold the pioneer spirit of its founder in his pursuit of peace, prosperity, and progress.
www.keio.ac.jp /english/about_keio/history   (193 words)

  
 Nightporter - History of Japan
Japan were introduced to Simon by Danny Morgan, who was serving a kind of apprenticeship in rock management with the more experienced businessman.
Japan's first album had been slammed in the press, but a few more positive noises were being made by the time of the second album "Obscure Alternatives" in October 1978.
Japan were seen as a major influence; tracks like "Life In Tokyo" and "Quiet Life" were popular in discos and it looked like Virgin would be able to crack the group in the UK.
www.nightporter.co.uk /pages/historyo.htm   (5342 words)

  
 Nihonshi - the Japanese History reading group
Japan history, professional scholars, students, writers, or anyone
who likes to read and discuss history, literature or biography.
history, literature and culture, in a casual environment, by means of a
www.nihonshi.org   (97 words)

  
 Japanese History - History of Japan - Academic Info
A Brief Introduction to the History of Bunraku
After a brief "Basics" section, Japan's historical trajectory is divided into ten periods, ranging from several thousand years before the Common Era through the late 1990s.
The collection was acquired by the University of California from the Mitsui family in 1949, and is housed on the Berkeley campus in the East Asian Library.
www.academicinfo.net /japanhist.html   (885 words)

  
  History of Japan: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
History of Japanese currency with illustrations, abstracts of research papers, and FAQ
Soramitsu : History and Geography of Nara, Japan
Japan 1948-1951: Photography and Social Research during the Allied Occupation
newton.uor.edu /Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/japan-history.html   (1470 words)

  
  Green Tea, White Tea: History - Japan
Japan: Importing Tea and Culture - One of the earliest known references to green tea in Japan is a 9th century text.
Since the steaming (9th century) and the roasting (13th century) method were brought to Japan during two different periods, these teas are completely distinct from each another.
Certain regions in Japan are known for special types of green tea, as well as for teas of exceptional quality, making the leaves themselves a highly valued commodity.
greentealovers.com /greenteahistoryjapan.htm   (973 words)

  
  History of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japan was denied an indemnity, which lead to riots due to the massive amounts of public investiture and fervor in the war.
Japan went to the peace conference at Versailles in 1919 as one of the great military and industrial powers of the world and received official recognition as one of the "Big Five" of the new international order.
Manchukuo was dissolved, and Inner Manchuria was returned to the Republic of China; Japan renounced all claims to Formosa; Korea was taken under the control of the UN; southern Sakhalin and the Kuriles were occupied by the U.S.S.R.; and the United States became the sole administering authority of the Ryukyu, Bonin, and Volcano Islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Japan   (7152 words)

  
 Military history of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The military history of Japan is characterized by a long period of feudal wars, followed by domestic stability, and then foreign conquest.
Japan surrendered on August 15 1945 and a formal Instrument of Surrender was signed on 1945-09-02, on the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
Japan was also forbidden to have a standing army or wage war by Article nine of its Constitution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_history_of_Japan   (2945 words)

  
 History of Japan
Japanese legend maintains that Japan was founded in 600 BC by the Emperor Jimmu, a direct descendant of the sun goddess and ancestor of the present ruling imperial family.
The Japanese invasion of China in 1937 followed Japan's signing of the "anti-Comintern pact" with Nazi Germany the previous year and was part of a chain of developments culminating in the Japanese attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.
Manchukuo was dissolved, and Manchuria was returned to China; Japan renounced all claims to Formosa; Korea was occupied and divided by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.; southern Sakhalin and the Kuriles were occupied by the U.S.S.R.; and the U.S. became the sole administering authority of the Ryukyu, Bonin, and Volcano Islands.
infotut.com /geography/Japan   (2004 words)

  
 History of Japan - Simple English Wikipedia
The first period of history of Japan is its prehistory period, that is, the history before the written history of Japan.
In the history of Japan, the period from mid-3rd century till around 710 is known as Yamato period.
In the history of Japan, the years 1185 to 1333 are known as the Kamakura Period.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Japan   (2230 words)

  
 History of Japan - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The written history of Japan began with brief appearances in Chinese history texts from the first century A.D., but abundant archaeological evidence demonstrates that people were living on the islands, which were actually adjoined to the mainland until about 13,000 years ago, as early as the upper paleolithic period.
The history of Japan is punctuated by alternate periods of long isolation and radical, often revolutionary, influences from the rest of the world.
The most traumatic event of the period was the Mongol invasions of Japan between 1272 and 1281, in which massive Mongol forces with superior naval technology and weaponry attempted a full-scale invasion of the Japanese islands.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/History_of_Japan   (6085 words)

  
 History of Japan
This was a period of isolationism, of 100% Japanism, of extreme conservatism in social policy, and of political tyranny of the military state.
In Japan wealth was measured in terms of the annual rice yield that was calculated in Koku (5.11 bushels).
Japan during most of the Edo period was taking the first steps in the direction of modern nationalism and industrialization.
www.emayzine.com /lectures/JAP1600-1860.html   (3564 words)

  
 History of Japan
By the year 794 Japan began to reduce contact with the Asian mainland and this was a time of isolation for Japan.
Japan was also dealing with an economic struggle from the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
Japan was able to expand its control over a large territory that expanded to the border of India in the West and New Guinea in the South.
www.earthyfamily.com /J-history.htm   (1404 words)

  
 History of Japan
The second successor, Tokugawa Ieyasu, succeeded Hideyoshi's unifed Japan, and sat the throne of shogun in 1603.
Japan was suddenly dragged out to the stage of world-wide imperialistic politics.
In this era, Japan was a new kid on the block in world-wide imperialism, The leaders of the government frequently visited western countries, to learned how to govern and grow the nation.
www2.kanawa.com /japan/history.html   (4289 words)

  
 History of Japan - Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The earliest surviving records of Japanese history, aside from Chinese accounts, are contained in two semimythical chronicles, the Koji-ki and the Nihon shoki (or Nihongi), the former compiled in AD 712 and the latter in AD 720.
Japan was awarded the lease (to 1923, later extended to 1997) of the Liaodong Peninsula, including the Guangdong (Kwangtung) territory, and the southern half of Sakhalin, thereafter known as Karafuto.
This less aggressive attitude on the part of Japan was due partly to a surge of political liberalism stimulated by the victory of the democratic nations in World War I. Beginning in 1919 the government was assailed with increasing demands for universal male suffrage, an issue that occasioned rioting in the cities.
members.tripod.com /~MickMc/jhistory.html   (4406 words)

  
 Review: A History of Japan, 1582-1941
We are accustomed to the classical division of Japanese history into pre-modern and modern eras, with the dividing line being the opening of Japan in 1854 or the Meiji Restoration of 1868.
The author claims that the closure of Japan in the sixteen-thirties (he refers to it as ‘sakoku’;, although the term was coined only in the nineteenth century) was not a sharp change, as portrayed in the standard textbooks, but rather a refinement of previous controls.
In that year Japan had already been at war (with China) for four years and the attack on Pearl Harbor was a culmination of the policy of expansionism that had been developing for at least a decade.
www.history.ac.uk /reviews/paper/shillonyBA.html   (2360 words)

  
 History of JAPAN   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first clear political structure to emerge in Japan is based on large independent clans (or uji) with powerful leaders.
By the 4th century the clan occupying the Yamato plain (the region now known as Nara, south of Osaka) establishes sufficient ascendancy for its chieftain to be seen as emperor.
The first inhabitants of Japan, migrating from the mainland, bring with them their own version of the shamanism which prevails in prehistoric Asia.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=2009&HistoryID=ab84   (735 words)

  
 Japan History - TravelPuppy.com
The earliest recorded history of Japan dates to the reign of the emperor Jimmu in the sixth century BC.
Japan’s imperial aspirations in the Far East developed during this time, amplified by the occupation of Korea in 1905 after the defeat of its primary imperial rival, Russia, in a war that had started the previous year.
Japan was under occupation by American troops, and in 1946, the Americans imposed the constitution that still governs Japan today.
travelpuppy.com /japan/history.htm   (1492 words)

  
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Ashikaga is recognized by the Ming court as the King of Japan.
Beginning of period in which Japan was closed off to the outside world (sakoku).
Japan concludes friendship treaties with the United States, Britain, Russia, France and the Netherlands.
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