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1600

-Battle of Sekigahara


-Tokugawa Ieyasu wins control of Japan

1853

Matthew Perry arrives with the Black Ships

1858

Japan-US Treaty of Amity/Harris Treaty

1868

Meiji Restoration

1889

Meiji Constitution

1890

-First Diet is convened


-Imperial Rescript on Education is issued

1895

Sino-Japanese War ends with the Treaty of


Shimonoseki

1905

Russo-Japanese War ends with the Treaty of Portsmouth



1910

Japan annexes Korea

1915

Japan issues Twenty One Demands on China

1925

-Universal male suffrage


-Peace Preservation Law

1926

Emperor Taisho dies and is replaced by Showa (Hirohito)

1931

Manchurian (China) Takeover

1937

-Japan's China War begins


-Nanjing Massacre begins

1941

Pearl Harbor is bombed

1945

-Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki


-Japan surrenders


-Occupation begins

1947

Japan's new constitution

1948

Reverse Course begins

1950

-Red Purge begins (till 1951)


-Korean War begins, beginning of Japanese


economic revival

1951

-Japan signs Mutual Security Treaty with the U.S.


-San Francisco Treaty



1952

Occupation ends

1955

LDP Hegemony begins

1956

U.S. brokered Japan's membership in the U.N. (West and East Germanys did not gain U.N. membership until 1973)

1964

Tokyo Olympics

1973

Oil crisis

1979

Ezra Vogel publishes Japan as Number One

1989

-Hirohito dies


-Economic bubble bursts