Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation, and Public Policy

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APPENDIX A Brief Chronology of Japan's History
660 B.C. Traditional date of accession of first emperor, Jimmu
593-620 Regency of Prince Shotoku
607 First embassy to Sui dynasty of China
710-784 NARA ERA
710 Founding of Heijo Capital ( Nara)
794-1185 HEIAN ERA
794 Founding of Heian Capital ( Kyoto)
866-1160 Rule by the Family of Fujiwara as Regent or Chancellor
1160-1185 Rule by the Family of Taira as Prime Minister
1180-1185 War between the Minamoto and Taira (Gempei Wars)
1192-1333 KAMAKURA ERA
1192 Assumption of title of Shogun by Minamoto Yoritomo (d. 1199)
Start of Shogunate government (Bakufu) in Kamakura
1333 Destruction of Kamakura by Nitta Yoshisada
1333-1392 NANBOKUCHO ERA (ERA OF THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN
COURTS)
1333-1335 Rule by Emperor Godaigo (d. 1339)
1338-1573 ASHIKAGA (or MUROMACHI) ERA
1338 Assumption of title of Shogun by Ashikaga Takauji (d. 1358)
Start of Shogunate government (Bakufu) in Muromachi, Kyoto
1467-1477 Onin Wars
1477-1590 Wars among daimyo (SENGOKU ERA)
1568 Seizure of Kyoto by Oda Nobunaga
1573 Deposition of Ashikaga Yoshiaki by Oda Nobunaga
1576-1600 AZUCHI--MOMOYAMA ERA
1577-1582 Rule by Oda Nobunaga (d. 1582) as Minister at Azuchi
1585-1598 Rule by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (d. 1598) as Chancellor at Osaka
and, later, Momoyama
1592, 1597 Invasion of Korea
1600 Victory of Tokugawa Ieyasu at Battle of Sekigahara
1600-1867 TOKUGAWA (or EDO) ERA
1603 Assumption of title of Shogun by Tokugawa Ieyasu (d. 1616)
Start of Shogunate government (Bakufu) in Edo ( Tokyo)
1639 Expulsion of Portuguese: Start of Seclusionism (Sakoku)

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