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Japan History Timeline

1900s continued
  • (1945) Japan surrendered, placed under China deteriorated, anti-Japanese protests took place in Chinese cities
  • (2005) Prime Minister Koizumi dissolved House of Representatives, called for new election
  • (2005) Prime Minister Koizumi won landslide victory in elections
  • (2006) Shinzo Abe succeeded Junichiro Koizumi as prime minister
  • (2006) Defense ministry creation approved
  • (2007) LDP suffered crushing defeat in elections
  • (2007) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned, succeeded by Yasuo Fukuda
  • (2008) Upper house passed censure motion against Prime Minister Fukuda for handling of domestic issues, lower house backed confidence vote
  • (2008) China overtook Japan as world's second largest economy
  • (2010) Faltering economy caused central bank to cut interest rates to almost zero in a stimulation effort

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Japan prefectures & their capitals

Region Capital
Aichi Nagoya-shi
Akita Akita Shi
Aomori Aomori Shi
Chiba Chiba
Ehime Matsuyama
Fukui Fukui-shi
Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi
Fukushima Fukushima-shi
Gifu Gifu-shi
Gunma Maebashi-shi
Hiroshima Hiroshima-shi
Hokkaido Sapporo
Hyogo Kobe
Ibaraki Mito-shi
Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi
Iwate Morioka-shi
Kagawa Takamatsu-shi
Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi
Kanagawa Yokohama
Kochi Kochi-shi
Kumamoto Kumamoto
Kyoto Kyoto
Mie Tsu-shi
Miyagi Sendai-shi
Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi
Nagano Nagano-shi
Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi
Nara Nara-shi
Niigata Niigata-shi
Oita Oita
Okayama Okayama-shi
Okinawa Naha-shi
Osaka Osaka-shi
Saga Saga-shi
Saitama Saitama
Shiga Otsu-shi
Shimane Matsue-shi
Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi
Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi
Tokushima Tokushima-shi
Tokyo Tokyo
Tottori Tottori
Toyama Toyama-shi
Wakayama Wakayama-shi
Yamagata Yamagata-shi
Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi
Yamanashi Kofu-shi

Countries of Asia

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.