Asuka Period Timeline

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  • c. 250 CE - 710 CE
    The Yamato Period in ancient Japan, consisting of the Kofun Period and Asuka Period.
  • c. 531 CE - 571 CE
    Reign of Emperor Kimmei in Japan.
  • 535 CE - 539 CE
    Reign of Emperor Senka in Japan.
  • 538 CE - 710 CE
    The Asuka Period in ancient Japan.
  • 538 CE
    Alternative date to 552 CE for the introduction of Buddhism to Japan from Korea.
  • 552 CE
    Traditional date for the introduction of Buddhism to Japan from Korea.
  • 572 CE - 585 CE
    Reign of Emperor Bidatsu in Japan.
  • 585 CE - 587 CE
    Reign of Emperor Yomei in Japan.
  • 587 CE
    The Soga clan establish control of government in Japan.
  • 587 CE - 592 CE
    Reign of Emperor Sushun in Japan.
  • 592 CE - 628 CE
    Reign of Empress Suiko in Japan.
  • 593 CE
    The Shitennoji Buddhist temple is built in Japan.
  • 594 CE - 622 CE
    Reign of Prince Shotoku as regent for Japanese Empress Suiko.
  • 596 CE
    The Hokoji Buddhist temple is built in Japan.
  • 604 CE
    Prince Shotoku draws up his Seventeen Article Constitution in Japan.
  • 607 CE
    The Horyuji Buddhist temple is built in Nara, Japan during the reign of Regent Prince Shotoku.
  • c. 607 CE
    Prince Shotoku of Japan sends the first of many official embassies to Sui China.
  • 629 CE - 641 CE
    Reign of Emperor Jomei in Japan.
  • 642 CE - 645 CE
    Reign of Empress Kogyoku in Japan.
  • 645 CE
    The Japanese capital is moved from Asuka to Naniwa.
  • 645 CE
    Fujiwara no Kamatari leads a coup d'etat in Japan, removing the Soga clan from power.
  • 645 CE - 654 CE
    Reign of Emperor Kotoku in Japan.
  • 655 CE - 661 CE
    Reign of Empress Saimei in Japan.
  • 661 CE - 671 CE
    Reign of Emperor Tenji in Japan.
  • 671 CE - 672 CE
    The Jinshin Incident in Japan which establishes Temmu as emperor.
  • 671 CE - 672 CE
    Reign of Emperor Kobun in Japan.
  • 672 CE - 686 CE
    Reign of Emperor Temmu in Japan.
  • 686 CE - 697 CE
    Reign of Empress Jito in Japan.
  • 694 CE - 710 CE
    Fujiwarakyo is made the Japanese capital.
  • 697 CE - 707 CE
    Reign of Emperor Mommu in Japan.
  • 707 CE - 715 CE
    Reign of Empress Gemmei in Japan.
  • 708 CE
    Japan's first coinage, the Wado kaiho, is introduced.
  • 710 CE
    The Japanese capital is moved from Fujiwarakyo to Nara (aka Heijokyo).

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250 CE - 710 CE: The Yamato Period in ancient Japan, consisting of the Kofun Period and Asuka Period.
 
531 CE - 571 CE: Reign of Emperor Kimmei in Japan.
 
535 CE - 539 CE: Reign of Emperor Senka in Japan.
 
 
538 CE - 710 CE: The Asuka Period in ancient Japan.
 
538 CE: Alternative date to 552 CE for the introduction of Buddhism to Japan from Korea.
 
552 CE: Traditional date for the introduction of Buddhism to Japan from Korea.
 
572 CE - 585 CE: Reign of Emperor Bidatsu in Japan.
 
585 CE - 587 CE: Reign of Emperor Yomei in Japan.
 
587 CE: The Soga clan establish control of government in Japan.
 
587 CE - 592 CE: Reign of Emperor Sushun in Japan.
 
592 CE - 628 CE: Reign of Empress Suiko in Japan.
 
593 CE: The Shitennoji Buddhist temple is built in Japan.
 
594 CE - 622 CE: Reign of Prince Shotoku as regent for Japanese Empress Suiko.
 
596 CE: The Hokoji Buddhist temple is built in Japan.
 
604 CE: Prince Shotoku draws up his Seventeen Article Constitution in Japan.
 
607 CE: The Horyuji Buddhist temple is built in Nara, Japan during the reign of Regent Prince Shotoku.
 
607 CE: Prince Shotoku of Japan sends the first of many official embassies to Sui China.
 
629 CE - 641 CE: Reign of Emperor Jomei in Japan.
 
642 CE - 645 CE: Reign of Empress Kogyoku in Japan.
 
 
645 CE: The Japanese capital is moved from Asuka to Naniwa.
 
645 CE: Fujiwara no Kamatari leads a coup d'etat in Japan, removing the Soga clan from power.
 
645 CE - 654 CE: Reign of Emperor Kotoku in Japan.
 
655 CE - 661 CE: Reign of Empress Saimei in Japan.
 
661 CE - 671 CE: Reign of Emperor Tenji in Japan.
 
671 CE - 672 CE: The Jinshin Incident in Japan which establishes Temmu as emperor.
 
671 CE - 672 CE: Reign of Emperor Kobun in Japan.
 
672 CE - 686 CE: Reign of Emperor Temmu in Japan.
 
686 CE - 697 CE: Reign of Empress Jito in Japan.
 
 
694 CE - 710 CE: Fujiwarakyo is made the Japanese capital.
 
697 CE - 707 CE: Reign of Emperor Mommu in Japan.
 
707 CE - 715 CE: Reign of Empress Gemmei in Japan.
 
 
708 CE: Japan's first coinage, the Wado kaiho, is introduced.
 
 
710 CE: The Japanese capital is moved from Fujiwarakyo to Nara (aka Heijokyo).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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