The central red circle represents the rising sun
Ieyasu Tokugawa won the battle of Sekigahara in 1600, the most important battle in the history of Japan, and soon took control of the country. In 1603, he established his government in Edo. In 1868, the emperor moved to Edo and renamed the city to Tokyo. Thus, Tokyo became the capital of Japan both officially and substantially.
Rolled sushi, often wrapped in a sheet of nori (seaweed)
Clarity & Serenity; Nominee for the new 7 wonders
Also known as Takaoka-jo. Built in 1611.
The emperor is the symbol of the state and unity of the people. Although he is not technically head of state, he is frequently treated as one.
Moved to Nagaoka-kyo, 710 - 784
Moved to Tokyo, 794 - 1868
Moved to Kyoto, 784 - 794
Implemented the suicide units
Agreed to Japan's surrender to the allies
Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy
Lieutenant-General of the Japanese Imperial Army
On December 7, 1941 the 1st Air Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the Pacific Fleet of the US Navy moored at Pearl Harbor. This brought about the US entry into World War II. While The Japanese attack made mincemeat out of "Battleship Row," the entire U.S. Carrier force was out to sea and was not touched, a fact which would come back to haunt the Japanese later in the war.