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History of Japan


1624
Diplomacy
Hidetada
  Closes all ports to foreign vessels except for Nagasaki & Hirodi
  Severs relations with Spain
1871
Diplomacy
Ito
  Goes on a diplomatic tour of Europe
  Goes on a diplomatic tour of the USA
1902
Diplomacy
Hayashi
  Responsible for the Anglo-Japanese Alliance
1902
Diplomacy
Katsura
  Great Britain recognizes Japan's interests in Korea
  Japan completes the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, 1st
1905
Diplomacy
Hayashi
  Responsible for the Anglo-Japanese Alliance
1905
Diplomacy
Katsura
  Japan completes the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, 2nd
  Japan completes the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, 3rd
1915
Diplomacy
Okuma
 Jan 18th Japan issues the 21 Demands to China, grievances to be settled under threat of war
1925
Diplomacy
Hirohito
 Jan 20th Diplomatic relationa are restored with Russia as Japan withdraws from nth Sakhalin
1929
Diplomacy
Osachi, Hamaguchi
 July 22nd Japan severs relations with China
1931
Diplomacy
Showa
 Feb 18th Japan makes a proclamation establishing the Manchurian Republic, Manchukuo
1932
Diplomacy
Hirohito
  Japan defeats China at the 1st battle of Shanghai & China ends its boycott
1932
Diplomacy
Saito, Makoto
 Sep 15th Japan recognizes Manchukuo, followed only by Italy & Germany
 Nov The USSR is recognized by the USA, to counteract Japan's rise in the Far East
 April Japan issues the "Amu-Settlement", a "hands off" China warning to the USA & Britain
1934
Diplomacy
Keisuke, Okada
 May 24th Japan declares the Washington & London Naval Treaties as "obsolete"
 Oct 23rd Negotiations begin to change the Washington & London naval treaties
1934
Diplomacy
Yamamoto, Isoruku
 Oct 23rd Negotiations begin to change the Washington & London naval treaties
 Oct 23rd Proposes naval equality with Britain & the USA
 Dec 19th Japan abrogates its naval treaties
 Dec 19th The naval Conference between Japan, Britain & the USA breaks down
1935
Diplomacy
Keisuke, Okada
 Dec Russia sells the Chinese Eastern Railway in nth Manchuria to Japan & eases relations
1937
Diplomacy
Fumimaro, Konoe
 July 5th The Kuomintang & Chinese Communists sign a pact & declare that Japan is their common enemy
 Oct 5th Roosevelt renounces the neutrality policy towards Japan
 Feb 12th Japan refuses to reveal naval data requested by the US and Britain
1939
Diplomacy
Kiichiro, Hiranuma
  After the battle of Nomonhan the Foreign Minister signs a neutrality pact with Russia
1939
Diplomacy
Nobuyuki, Abe
 Aug Germany signs a non-aggression pact with Russia
1939
Diplomacy
Oshima, Hiroshi
 Aug 22nd Hears of Ribbentrop's trip to Russia for a pact, express displeasure to Weizsacker
1939
Diplomacy
Hirohito
 Aug 23rd Japan renounces the Anti-Comintern Pact with Germany
1939
Diplomacy
Nobuyuki, Abe
 Sep Germany invades Poland & Japan & Russia agree a cease-fire
1940
Diplomacy
Yamashita, Tomoyuki
  Visits Hitler, no action against the Allies until modernisation of army & airforce
1940
Diplomacy
Hirohito
 June The Changkufeng & Nomonhan incidents with Russia are settled
 Sep The US applies sanctions against Japan for closing the "Open Door" policy in Asia
 April 13th Japan & Russia sign a neutrality pact
1941
Diplomacy
Fumimaro, Konoe
 June 14th US sanctions on Japan
 July 17th US sanctions on Japan
 Oct Resigns due to the Army's unwillingness to make concessions demanded by the US
1945
Diplomacy
Hirohito
  Japan keeps its neutrality with Russia
  Negotiations to settle the difference between Japan & the US breakdown
  The US freezes all Japanese assets in the US
1945
Diplomacy
Fumimaro, Konoe
 Mar Japan & the US begin negotiations to settle their differences
1945
Diplomacy
Kuniaki, Koiso
 April Russia informs Japan it will not renew the Soviet-Japanese neutrality pact
1945
Diplomacy
Kantaro, Suziki
 June Japan offers Russia concessions for a non-aggression pact
 July Japan askes Russia to mediate peace without unconditional surrender, Stalin refuses
1945
Diplomacy
Stalin, Joseph
 July Japan askes Russia to mediate peace without unconditional surrender, Stalin refuses
1951
Diplomacy
Yoshida, Shigeru
 Sep 8th The US & Japan sign a mutual security treaty
  Signs the "Yoshida Letter" drafted by Dulles recognizing Kai-shek as China's leader
  Signs the "Yoshida Letter" drafted by Dulles recognizing Kai-shek's as China's leader
 April 28th The Security treaty with the USA comes into effect
1956
Diplomacy
Ishibashi, Tanzan
  Japan & Russia make a Peace Agreement
1960
Diplomacy
Kishi, Nobusuke
  A trip by Eisenhower to Japan is cancelled due to demonstrations
 June 23rd The treaty of Mutual Security & Cooperation with the USA goes into effect
1965
Diplomacy
Sato, Eisaku
  Diplomatic relations are restored with Korea
  Premier Sato visits the United States, during the visit, an agreement is reached for the return of Okinawa to Japanese control, to be carried out in 1972
  The Security treaty is extended
  Nixon announces that he will make a state visit to China
  Sato & Nixon talk about the return of Okinawa
  The USA attempts to force Japan to revalue the Yen & lower its trade barriers
  The USA imposes a 10% surcharge on all imports, aimed in particular at Japan
1972
Diplomacy
Tanaka, Kakuei
  Apologizes for war crimes & recognizes Beijing as the only legal Government in China
  Prime Minister Tanaka & Zhou Enlai meet in China
  Prime Minister Tanaka & President Nixon meet before Tanaka visits China
  Taiwan severs diplomatic relations with Japan
1972
Diplomacy
Sato, Eisaku
 Feb Nixon meets Prime Minister Sato before visiting China
1985
Diplomacy
Nakasone, Yasuhiro
 April 9th Nakasone advises the Japanese to buy foreign products
1989
Diplomacy
Takeshita, Noboru
 Feb 2nd President Bush meets the Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita, after which both leaders sounded upbeat about U.S-Japanese relations
1990
Diplomacy
Kaifu, Toshiki
  Kuwait leaves Japan off its "thank you list"
1992
Diplomacy
Akihito
  Makes the 1st Imperial visit to China
1993
Diplomacy
Miyazawa, Kichi
 May Pyonyang launches a missile into the Sea of Japan, US-Japanese anti-missiles reply
1995
Diplomacy
Murayama, Tomiichi
 Sep 4th Japanese-American relations are strained after the rape of a 12 yr schoolgirl by two US marines and a sailor, citing the end of the cold war, critics question the need to keep 45,000 US troops in Japan
1998
Diplomacy
Hashimoto, Ryutaro
  Visits Britain & apologizes to British WWII POWs
1998
Diplomacy
Akihito
 May British POWs demostrate & demand an apology & compensation
 May Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko visit Britain
 May Recieves the Order of the Garter from the British Royal Familly
1998
Diplomacy
Michiko
 May Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko visit Britain
1999
Diplomacy
Obuchi, Keizo
 April Visits the USA to discuss Japanese rearament

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