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History of Japan

 

Periods of Japanese History
Period Date
Japanese Paleolithic 35,000 B.C. - 10,000 B.C.
Ancient Japan Jomon 10,000 B.C. - 400 B.C.
Yayoi 400 B.C. - 250 A.D.
Yamato-Kofun 250 - 538
Yamato-Asuka 538 - 710
Nara 710 - 794
Heian 794 - 1185
Feudal Japan Kamakura 1185 - 1333
Muromachi 1336 - 1568
Azuchi-Momoyama 1568 - 1603
Early Modern Japan Edo 1603 - 1868
Modern Japan Meiji 1868 - 1912
Taisho 1912 - 1926
Showa 1926 - 1989
Heisei 1989 - Present

 

Major Governments In Japan's History
Dates Period Government
30,000 BC - 10,000 BC Japanese Paleolithic No record
10,000 BC - 3000 BC Jomon Uji (Clans)
900 BC - 250 AD Yayoi Uji (Clans)
250 - 538
Kofun Yamato Clan
538 - 710
Yamato Yamato Clan
710 - 794 Nara Imperial Court
794 - 1185 Heian Imperial Court
1185 - 1333 Kamakura Kamakura Shogunate / Hojo Regency
1333 - 1336 Kenmu Restoration Emperor Go-Daigo
1336 - 1573 Muromachi-Nanbokucho Ashikaga Shogunate
1573 - 1603 Azuchi-Momoyama Shogunate (Oda, Toyotomi)
1600 - 1867 Edo Tokugawa Shogunate
1868 - 1912 Meiji Emperor Meiji
1912 - 1926 Taisho Emperor Taisho
1926 - 1945 Showa Emperor Showa
1945 - 1952 Occupied Japan SCAP (Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers) Douglas MacAuthur
1952 - 1989 Post-occupation Parliamentary (Japanese Diet) Democracy
1989 - present Heisei Parliamentary (Japanese Diet) Democracy

 

Historical Locations Of Japan's Capital
Dates Historical Location Present Day Location
592-640 Asuka Nara Prefecture
640-642 Koryo Kitakatsuragi, Nara Prefecture
642-645 Asuka Nara Prefecture
645-655 Naniwa Osaka
655-667 Asuka Nara Prefecture
667-672 Omi Otsu Palace Shiga Prefecture
672-694 Asuka Nara Prefecture
694-710 Fujiwara Palace Kashihara city, Nara Prefecture
710-740 Heijo Palace Nara Prefecture
740-744 Kuni Palace Kizugawa, Kyoto
744 Naniwa Palace Osaka
744-745 Shigaraki Palace Koka city, Shiga Prefecture
745-784 Heijo Palace Nara Prefecture
784-794 Nagaoka Place Kyoto
794-1180 Heian Palace Kyoto
1180 Fukuhara Palace Kobe
1180-1868 Heian Palace Kyoto
1868-Present Tokyo Tokyo

 

Other History Related Pages

Brief History of Japan

Emperors of Japan

Whaling History of Japan

Photo Gallery of Japanese Artifacts