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History of Japan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search History of Japan Paleolithic 35,000–14,000 BC Jōmon period 14,000–300 BC Yayoi period 300 BC–250 AD Kofun period 250–538 Asuka period 538–710 Nara period 710–794 Heian period 794–1185 Kamakura period 1185–1333 o Kenmu restoration 1333–1336 Muromachi period (Ashikaga) 1336–1573 o Nanboku-chō period 1336–1392 o Sengoku period 1467–1573 Azuchi–Momoyama period 1568–1603 o Nanban trade Edo period (Tokugawa) 1603–1868 o Bakumatsu Meiji period 1868–1912 o Meiji Restoration Taishō period 1912–1926
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o Japan in World War I Shōwa period 1926–1989 o Shōwa financial crisis o Japanese militarism o Occupation of Japan o Post-occupation Japan Heisei period 1989–present o Lost Decade Empire of Japan (prewar) 1868–1945 (political entity) State of Japan (postwar) 1945–present (political entity) Economic history History of currency Educational history Military history Naval history History of seismicity Glossary This box: view talk edit The history of Japan comprises the history of the islands of Japan and the Japanese people ; spanning the ancient history of the region to the modern history of Japan as a nation state . The first known written reference to Japan is in the brief information given in Twenty-Four Histories , a collection of Chinese historical texts, in the 1st century AD. However, there is evidence that suggests people were living on the islands of Japan since the upper paleolithic period. [1] Following the last ice-age , around 12,000 BC, the rich ecosystem of the Japanese Archipelago fostered human development. The earliest-known pottery belongs to the Jōmon period . Contents [ hide ] 1 Japanese prehistory o 1.1 Paleolithic Age o 1.2 Jōmon period o 1.3 Yayoi period 2 Ancient and Classical Japan o 2.1 Kofun period o 2.2 Asuka period
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o 2.3 Nara period o 2.4 Heian period 3 Feudal Japan (1185-1603) o 3.1 Kamakura period o 3.2 Kemmu Restoration o 3.3 Muromachi period o 3.4 Sengoku period o 3.5 Azuchi-Momoyama period 4 Edo period (1603-1868) o 4.1 Seclusion o 4.2 End of seclusion 5 Empire of Japan (1868-1945) o 5.1 Meiji Restoration o 5.2 Wars with China and Russia o 5.3 Anglo-Japanese Alliance o 5.4 World War I o 5.5 Fascism in Japan o 5.6 Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II 6 State of Japan (1945-present) o 6.1 Occupation of Japan o 6.2 After occupation during the Cold War o 6.3 After the Cold War 7 Periodization 8 Regnal years o 8.1 Other eras 9 See also 10 References 11 External links [ edit ] Japanese prehistory [ edit ] Paleolithic Age
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Polished stone axes, excavated at Hinatabayashi B site, Shinano city , Nagano . Pre-Jōmon (Paleolithic) period, 30,000 BC. Tokyo National Museum . Main article: Japanese Paleolithic The Japanese Paleolithic age covers a period starting from around 100,000 to 30,000 BC, when the earliest stone tool implements have been found, and ending around 12,000 BC, at the end of the last ice age , corresponding with the beginning of the Mesolithic Jōmon period . A start date of around 35,000 BC is most generally accepted. [2]
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