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1147 CE - 1199 CE: Life of Minamoto no Yoritomo, clan leader of the Minamoto and first shogun of Japan.
1192 CE - 1333 CE: The Kamakura Shogunate rules Japan.
1192 CE - 1199 CE: Minamoto no Yoritomo is shogun in Japan.
1202 CE - 1203 CE: Minamoto no Yorie is shogun of Japan.
1203 CE - 1219 CE: Minamoto no Sanetomo is shogun of Japan.
1203 CE - 1205 CE: Hojo Tokimasa acts as regent to Japan's shogun, the first of 16 such regents
1221 CE: The Jokyu Disturbance - Japan's emperor Go-Toba launches a failed coup against the Kamakura Shogunate.
1225 CE: The position of vice-regent to the shogun (rensho) is created in Japan.
1327 CE - 1333 CE: Hojo Moritoki reigns as shogun in Japan, the last of the Kamakura Shogunate.
1333 CE: Nitta Yoshisada attacks and destroys Kamakura, capital of Japan's Kamakura Shogunate.
1333 CE - 1336 CE: The Kemmu Restoration when the Japanese emperor Go-Daigo uses rebel warlords to oust the Kamakura Shogunate.
1333 CE: The position of deputy shogun (kanrei) is created in Japan.
1338 CE: Ashikaga Takauji becomes the new shogun in Japan, it is the beginning of the Ashikaga (Muromachi) Shogunate.
1338 CE - 1573 CE: The Ashikaga (Muromachi) Shogunate rules Japan.
1338 CE - 1358 CE: Ashikaga Takauji rules as shogun in Japan.
1350 CE - 1352 CE: Japan's shogun Ashikaga Takauji battles his brother Tadayoshi.
1359 CE - 1368 CE: Ashikaga Yoshiakira rules as shogun in Japan.
1368 CE - 1394 CE: Ashikaga Yoshimitsu rules as shogun in Japan.
1395 CE - 1423 CE: Ashikaga Yoshimochi rules as shogun in Japan.
1397 CE: The Kinkakuji or 'Golden Pavilion' is built in Heiankyo (Kyoto) by the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu.
1423 CE - 1425 CE: Ashikaga Yoshikazu rules as shogun in Japan.
1429 CE - 1441 CE: Ashikaga Yoshinori rules as shogun in Japan.
1442 CE - 1443 CE: Ashikaga Yoshikatsu rules as shogun in Japan.
1449 CE - 1474 CE: Ashikaga Yoshimasa rules as shogun in Japan.
1460 CE - 1483 CE: Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion) is built in Heiankyo (Kytoto) Japan by Ashikaga Yoshimasa.
1467 CE - 1477 CE: The Onin War between rival warlords rages in Japan.
1467 CE - 1568 CE: The Sengoku Period or Warring States Period in Japan.
1474 CE - 1489 CE: Ashikaga Yoshihisa rules as shogun in Japan.
1490 CE - 1493 CE: Ashikaga Yoshitane rules in his first spell as shogun of Japan.
1494 CE - 1508 CE: Ashikaga Yoshizumi rules as shogun in Japan.
1508 CE - 1521 CE: Ashikaga Yoshitane rules in his second spell as shogun of Japan.
1521 CE - 1546 CE: Ashikaga Yoshiharu rules as shogun in Japan.
1546 CE - 1565 CE: Ashikaga Yoshiteru rules as shogun in Japan.
1568 CE: Ashikaga Yoshihide rules as shogun in Japan.
1568 CE - 1588 CE: Ashikaga Yoshiaki rules as shogun in Japan (but is exiled by Oda Nobunaga from 1573 CE).
1573 CE: Oda Nobunaga exiles the last Ashikaga shogun, Yoshiaki.
1600 CE: Tokugawa Ieyasu wins the Battle of Skeigahara against those generals who supported Toyotomi Hideyoshi's son. End of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period.
1603 CE - 1868 CE: The Tokugawa Shogunate rules Japan.
1603 CE - 1605 CE: Tokugawa Ieyasu rules as shogun in Japan.
1868 CE: The Meiji Restoration eliminates the position of shogun in Japan.