History of Japan
The history of Japan includes the history of the islands of Japan and the Japanese people, spanning the ancient history of the region to the modern history of Japan as a nation state. Following the la...
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Making $35,000 Bonsai Scissors
When it comes to Japanese craftsmanship, knives often get all the glory. But in the city of Sakai, where traditional metalwork goes back centuries, there is one man who has built his legacy on somethi...
11 Things Found After Japanese Tsunami
Some of the craziest things will wash up after a big storm like an entire yacht on top of a building and soccer ball across the country! Subscribe to Talltan...
What the Ancients Knew - Japan
Japan an island group roughly 120 million people strong, is one of the largest economic powers in the world today. In the eyes of history, Japan's economic s...
Samurai Swordmaking
Samurai swordmaking video from the UK's National Museum of Arms and Armour and the Portland Art Museum
Daigo-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan is beautiful in all four seasons
A designated World Heritage Site and National Treasure of Japan, the Daigo-ji in Fushimi-ku is one of the world's most beautiful temples. Founded in the Heian period in 874, it survived the Onin War i...
Ancient Legendary Origins of the Samurai
Hiroshi Ōshima, the former Japanese Ambassador to Germany, believed that the noble castes in Japan, the Daimyo and the Samurai, were descended from gods of celestial origin, which was similar to the N...
Japan's hidden caste of untouchables
Japan has a reputation of being a homogeneous, mostly harmonious society. There are few foreigners, linguistic differences are rare and on the surface class distinctions are largely absent. But, as Mi...
The ancient Jomon of Japan: History and Pictures
The Jomon culture, which encompasses a great expanse of time, constitutes Japan's Neolithic period. Its name is derived from the "cord markings" that characterize the ceramics made during this time. T...
The Kamikaze Pilot Who Took His Wife On His Last Flight
Even though World War Two had come to an end, the story of a Japanese couple who met their death in a deliberate kamikaze suicide flight against Soviet troops has come to light and has been turned int...
How to Make Ninja Squishy Balls!
Call them Yoshi eggs, Stress-balls, or Ninja Turtle squishies. Here’s how to turn party balloons and baking flour, into a custom set of superhero power balls.
4 Yoga Mudras/Asanas To Enhance Your Sexual Vitality.
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Inside Fukushima Nuclear Power plant's ground zero
The first robot to be sent into the radioactive reactor of Fukushima nuclear power plant has stalled just three hours into its mission. These incredible pictures offer the first glimpse into the melte...
Lt. Col. Robert Hite of 'Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' dead at 95
"Today he decided to go home and be with his wife," Wallace Hite said. Hite was among 80 men aboard 16 B-25 bombers whose mission was to strike Japan in April 1942. While the attack inflicted only sca...
Battlefields and bunkers: Exploring Okinawa's World War II history
With the exception of the march across the Philippine island of Luzon, the battle of Okinawa was the only major American land campaign in the Pacific during World War II. Launched on Easter Sunday, Ap...
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Japanese Paleolithic
The Japanese Paleolithic period (旧石器時代, kyūsekki jidai) began around 50,000 to 30,000 BC, when the earliest stone tool implements have been found, and continued to around 14,000 BC, at the end...
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Ancient Japan
The history of Japan includes the history of the islands of Japan and the Japanese people, spanning the ancient history of the region to the modern history of Japan as a nation state. Following the la...
Ancient Japan - Wikipedia
Jōmon period
The Jōmon period (縄文時代, Jōmon jidai) is the time in Prehistoric Japan from about 12,000 BC and in some cases cited as early as 14,500 BC to about 300 BC, when Japan was inhabited by a hunter-g...
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Yayoi period
The Yayoi period (弥生時代, Yayoi jidai) is an Iron Age era in the history of Japan traditionally dated 300 BC to AD 300. It is named after the neighborhood of Tokyo where archaeologists firs...
Yayoi period - Wikipedia
Kofun period
The Kofun period (古墳時代, Kofun jidai) is an era in the history of Japan from around 250 to 538. It follows the Yayoi period. The word kofun is Japanese for the type of burial mounds dating from...
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Classical Japan
The history of Japan includes the history of the islands of Japan and the Japanese people, spanning the ancient history of the region to the modern history of Japan as a nation state. Following the la...
Classical Japan - Wikipedia
Japanese era name
The Japanese era name (年号, nengō, "year name"), also known as gengō (元号), is the first of the two elements that identify years in the Japanese era calendar scheme. The second element, a nu...
Emperor of Japan
The Emperor of Japan is the head of the Imperial Family and is the ceremonial head of state of Japan's system of constitutional monarchy. According to the 1947 constitution, which dissolved the Empire...
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Sessho and Kampaku
In Japan, Sesshō (摂政) was a title given to a regent who was named to assist either a child emperor before his coming of age, or an empress. The Kampaku (関白) was theoretically a sort of chief ...
Asuka period
The Asuka period (飛鳥時代, Asuka jidai) was a period in the history of Japan lasting from 538 to 710 (or 592-645), although its beginning could be said to overlap with the preceding Kofun period....
Asuka period - Wikipedia
Nara period
The Nara period (奈良時代, Nara jidai) of the history of Japan covers the years from AD 710 to 794. Empress Gemmei established the capital of Heijō-kyō (present-day Nara). Except for a five-year p...
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Heian period
The Heian period (平安時代, Heian jidai) is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from 794 to 1159. The period is named after the capital city of Heian-kyō, or modern Kyōto. It ...
Heian period - Wikipedia
Feudal Japan
The history of Japan includes the history of the islands of Japan and the Japanese people, spanning the ancient history of the region to the modern history of Japan as a nation state. Following the la...
Feudal Japan - Wikipedia
Shogun
A shogun (将軍, shōgun, [ɕoːɡu͍ɴ], literally "military commander" or "general") was a hereditary military governor in Japan during the shogunate period from 1192 to 1867. In this period, the sho...
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