Timeline

Timeline

Here follows a Timeline for events in Japan’s long history currently on our website. This will continue to expand over time.

BC

0AD

100AD

  • 131AD – Emperor Keiko dies. Emperor Seimu comes to the throne.
  • 179AD –Emperor Seimu makes Emperor Chuai Crown-Prince.
  • 192AD – Emperor Siemu dies. Emperor Chuai comes to the throne.

200AD

  • 270AD – Emperor Chuai dies. Emperor Ojin comes to the throne.

300AD

400AD

  • 400AD – Emperor Nintoku dies. Emperor Richu comes to the throne.
  • 404AD – Emperor Nintoku appoints Local Recorders to the Provinces and establishes the Treasury.
  • 406AD – Emperor Richu dies. Emperor Hanzei comes to the throne.
  • 412AD – Emperor Hanzei dies. Emperor Ingyo comes to the throne.
  • 453AD – Emperor Ingyo dies. Emperor Anko comes to the throne.
  • 456AD – Emperor Anko is murdered. Emperor Yuryaku comes to the throne.
  • 479AD – Emperor Yuryaku dies. Emperor Seinei comes to the throne.
  • 485AD – Emperor Seinei dies. Emperor Kenzo comes to the throne.
  • 488AD – Emperor Kenzo dies. Emperor Ninken comes to the throne.
  • 498AD – Emperor Ninken dies. Emperor Buretsu comes to the throne.

500AD

  • 507AD – Emperor Buretsu dies. Emperor Keitai comes to the throne.
  • 531AD – Emperor Ankan comes to the throne.
  • 536AD – Emperor Ankan dies aged 70. Emperor Senka comes to the throne.
  • 539AD – Emperor Senka dies. Emperor Kinmei is born.
  • 553AD – First mention of calendar makers.
  • 571AD – Emperor Kimmei dies.
  • 572AD – Emperor Bidatsu comes to the throne.
  • 585AD – Emperor Bidatsu dies aged 47. Emperor Yomei comes to the throne.
  • 587AD – Emperor Yomei dies. Emperor Sushun comes to the throne.
  • 592AD – Emperor Sushun dies.
  • 593AD – Empress Suiko comes to the throne.

600AD

700AD

  • 712AD – The Kojiki is completed.
  • 720AD – The Nihongi is completed.

800AD

1200AD

1300AD

  • 1371AD – Ken’yuu writes the oldest surviving copy of the Kojiki.

1600AD

1700AD

1800AD

  • 1800`s – Emperor Nintoku`s tomb is explored by William Gowland.
  • 1806AD – The artist Kitagawa Utamaro dies.
  • 1814AD – The artist Utagawa Toyoharu dies.
  • 1833AD – The Bōsō Manroku is published.

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