Japan was settled about 35,000 years ago by Paleolithic people from the Asian mainland. At the end of the last Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago, a culture called the Jomon developed. Jomon hunter-gatherers fashioned fur clothing, wooden houses, and elaborate clay vessels.
What happened in Japan’s history?
|Major Events and Cultural Milestones in Japan||Major World Events|
|1923||Great Kanto Earthquake|
|1925||Universal male suffrage is introduced||Great Depression begins|
|1941- 45||Pacific War||World War II|
|1945||Atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki||United Nations is established|
What is the history of Japanese culture?
Japan’s indigenous culture originates primarily from the Yayoi people who settled in Japan between 1000 BCE and 300 CE. Yayoi culture spread to the main island of Honshū, mixing with the native Jōmon culture. Modern Japanese have an estimated 80% Yayoi and 20% Jōmon ancestry.
When did the history of Japan begin?
Although legend has it that Japan was founded in 660BC, archaeologists agree that settlement in the Japanese archpelago dates back as far as 100,000 years. The Jomon Period (8000-c. 300BC) is the earliest that has been studied.