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Japanese History & Ethnology
Japanese History from the prehistory to present
A detailed history of Japan through the ages.
What is the origin of the Japanese people ?
Are Japanese people related to Chinese, Koreans, Mongols or South-East Asians ?
Edo period Trivia
What did priests, yakuza and prostitutes have in common during the Edo period ?
Samurai Trivia
Samurai wore perfume and cut their ennemies' heads as trophies.
Meiji: a real cultural revolution
The Japanese didn't drink cow milk until the late 1800's. What else do you know ?
Japan and WWII : Asian hegemony
Why was Pearl Harbor inevitable ? What brought Nazis and Japanese together ?
Japanese Swords Q & A
Are Japanese swords better than Western ones ? Why is Masamune so famous ?
Famous historical figures
Glossary of historical terms
Timeline of Japanese History
Jomon (10,000 - 500 BCE)
Yayoi (500 BCE - 250 CE)
Yamato (250 - 710) Nara (710 - 794)
Heian (794 - 1185)
Kamakura (1185 - 1333)
Muromachi (1336 - 1573) Azuchi-Momoyama (1573 - 1603)
Edo (1600 - 1867)
Meiji (1868 - 1912)
Taisho (1912 - 1926)
Showa (1926 - 1989) Heisei (1989 - present)










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