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c. 8000 BCE

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Go to Jomon in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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23 BCE

Go to sumo wrestling in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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c. 350

Go to Yamato in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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c. 400

Go to Yamato in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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538

Go to Buddhism in A Dictionary of Sociology (3 rev ed.)

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607

Go to Nara in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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710

Go to Xi'an (Shaanxi/China) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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735

Go to go noun in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English (1 ed.)

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768

Go to printing in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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794

Go to Kyōto (Honshū/Japan) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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877

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c. 995

Go to pillow book noun in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1001

Go to Murasaki, Shikibu (978–1014) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1054

Go to Crab Nebula in A Dictionary of Astronomy (2 rev ed.)

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c. 1150

Go to Zen Buddhism in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology (1 ed.)

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1185

Go to Minamoto Yoritomo (1147–99) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1192

Go to shogun in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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c. 1200

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Go to bushidō in A Dictionary of Buddhism (1 ed.)

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c. 1250

Go to Seto in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (1 ed.)

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1252

Go to Pure Land in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology (1 ed.)

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1274

Go to Nichiren (1222–82) in A Dictionary of Buddhism (1 ed.)

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1281

Go to kamikaze in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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c. 1300

Go to tea ceremony in A Dictionary of Buddhism (1 ed.)

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1338

Go to Ashikaga in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1374

Go to Nō drama in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (1 rev ed.)

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1397

Go to shogun in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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1543

Go to Japan in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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1573

Go to Oda Nobunaga (1534–82) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1588

Go to raku in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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1603

Go to Tokugawa in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1624

Go to Japan in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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c. 1650

Go to Ukiyo-e in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Go to kabuki noun in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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c. 1670

Go to Kakiemon in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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c. 1675

Go to Kakiemon in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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c. 1780

Go to Utamaro, Kitagawa (1753–1806) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1830

Go to Hokusai, Katsushika (1760–1849) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1854

Go to Perry, Matthew Calbraith (1794–1858) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1894

Go to Sino-Japanese War (1894–95) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1895

Go to Sino-Japanese war (1894–5) in The Oxford Companion to Military History (1 ed.)

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Go to Sino-Japanese War (1894–95) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1902

Go to Philippine War in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military (1 ed.)

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1904

Go to Russo-Japanese War (1904–05) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1908

Go to Puyi (1906–67) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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Go to Cixi (c. 1834–1908) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1909
1911

Go to Leach, Bernard Howell (1887–1979) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1912

Go to Tibet in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1913

Go to Yuan Shikai (b. 16 Sept. 1859) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1914

Go to Japan in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1920
1926

Go to Hirohito (b. 29 Apr. 1904) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1931

Go to Mukden incident (18 September 1931) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1932

Go to Manchukuo in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1933

Go to League of Nations in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1936

Go to Anti-Comintern Pact (25 Nov. 1936) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1937

Go to Marco Polo Bridge Incident (7 July 1937) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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Go to Sino-Japanese War (1937–45) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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Go to Nanjing, Rape of in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1939

Go to Khalkin Gol, Frontier Battle of (1939) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1940

Go to Tripartite Pact in The Oxford Companion to World War II (1 ed.)

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1941

Go to Aung San (1915–1947) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Pearl Harbor in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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Go to Tojo Hideki (1884–1948) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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Go to Hong Kong, fall of (1941) in The Oxford Companion to Military History (1 ed.)

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1942

Go to Doolittle Raid in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military (1 ed.)

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1944

Go to kamikaze in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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Go to Superfortress in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military (1 ed.)

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1945

Go to napalm in The Oxford Companion to Military History (1 ed.)

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Go to Okinawa, Battle of in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military (1 ed.)

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Go to kamikaze in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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Go to Baka bomb in The Oxford Companion to World War II (1 ed.)

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Go to Okinawa, capture of in The Oxford Companion to World War II (1 ed.)

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Go to Hirohito (b. 29 Apr. 1904) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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Go to Hiroshima in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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Go to Japanese–Soviet campaigns and relations, 1939–45 in The Oxford Companion to World War II (1 ed.)

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Go to Nagasaki in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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Go to Japan, surrender of in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military (1 ed.)

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Go to Japan, Occupation of (1945–52) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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Go to Japan, surrender of in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military (1 ed.)

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1946

Go to Hirohito in The Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Go to Tokyo War Crimes Trial in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (1 ed.)

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1948

Go to Matsuyama Ballet in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Go to Tojo, Hideki (1885–1948) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1951

Go to Kurosawa Akira (1910–1998) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1954

Go to Kurosawa Akira (1910–1998) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1956

Go to Mishima, Yukio (1925–1970) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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c. 1965

Go to karaoke noun in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English (1 ed.)

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1970

Go to Mishima, Yukio (1925–70) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1983

Go to synthesizer in The Oxford Companion to Music (1 rev ed.)

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Go to compact disc in The Oxford Companion to Music (1 rev ed.)

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1994

Go to Piano, Renzo (1937– ) in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (2 ed.)

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1998

Go to Shikoku in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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Go to International Space Station in A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)

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2011

Go to tsunami in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (1 ed.)

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Go to meltdown in A Dictionary of Public Health (1 ed.)

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Go to tsunami in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (1 ed.)

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