A brief history of Japan in five distinct historical periods. The summary hopefully provides a basic insight into the country’s tumultuous past and provides some foundations from which the unique culture and customs of today’s Japan can be understood.
The Emergence of Japan
Samurai Rule & Civil War
The Edo Period
The Meiji Restoration & Imperial Japan
The end of Tokugawa rule and the re-consolidation of power back in the hands of the emperor. The country underwent rapid industrialization as it opened to the world, but imperialism was in the shadows … read more