Previous: Pre-War GermanyBack to Main Index MODERN JAPAN: 1867 to 2000 Combined chronological listing covering this period Next: Modern Ireland

1867 Emperor Meiji restored after centuries of Shogun rule
1877 Satsuma Rebellion in Japan against introduction of new ideas
1894 Japan invades China - annexes Formosa and Korea
1926 Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan
1931 Japanese invade Manchuria
1937 Japanese advance into Northern China and Mongolia
1940 Japan occupies Indo-China
1941 Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbour brings US into Second World War
1945 Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Japan surrenders
1951 American post-war occupation of Japan ends
1989 Akihito succedes his father Hirohito as Emperor of Japan
1995 The Great Hanshin earthquake hits Kobe, Japan, killing over 6,000

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