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Japan Studies: Japanese Time Periods

This page shows you how to get the most from our library resources for finding good information for your research projects.

Prehistoric and Ancient Japan: prehistory to about 13000 BC

Prehistoric Japan   --   Ancient Japan  -  library searches:

Classical Japan: 250 - 1185

Classical Japan  -  library searches:

Feudal Japan: 1185 - 1603.

Feudal Japan  --  Medieval Japan  -  library searches:

Early modern Japan: 1603 - 1868

Early modern Japan  -  library searches:

Modern Japan: 1868 to present

Modern Japan  -  library searches: