Japanese HistoryⅠ
TeachersTAMA ShinnosukeStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number0E141

Course Description

This lecture discusses the historical flow of Japan's ancient and medieval times based on text. The aim is to transform "reclaiming Japanese history" into "thinking Japanese history". At that time, pay attention to the relationship between Japan and the movement of the world. This lecture aims to achieve the diploma policy by incorporating group learning and discussions within students.

Course Objectives

You will be able to explain the big flow that the country of Japan has followed.
You will be able to explain the relationship between Japan and foreign countries.
You will be able to talk about the issues facing Japan today from a historical point of view.
You will be able to critically talk about the various debates over Japanese history.

Grading Policy

Regular quiz (25%), Mid-term exam (25%), final exam (50%), total (100%).
The midterm exam will be returned to you and deepen our understanding once again.

Textbook and Reference

Textbook"Studying Japan History At University"
ISBN 978-4-642-00831-0
Yoshikawa Kobunkan, 2016


Before the lesson, read the relevant chapter of the textbook carefully and do homework for about 90 minutes to check your interests.
After the class, review the resume distributed in the class, re-read the textbook for the points that are important, and do homework for about 90 minutes to check your interests.



1Aim and course of class, big flow of ancient and medieval times
2From the ancient 1 Jomon culture to the Yayoi period (textbook Chapter 1, Chapter 2)
3From ancient 2 Yamato monarchy to Asuka era (Chapter 3, Chapter 4)
4Introduction of the Ancient Three-Regist System (Chapter 5)
5Ancient 4 Hirajokyo and Local Society (Chapter 6)
6Ancient 5 Heian Transfer and Buddhism (Chapter 7)
7Antiquity 6 Regime Politics and Local Rebellion (Chapter 8)
8Summary of the ancient times and intermediate examination
9Medieval 1st House Administration and Manor Garden System (Chapter 9)
10The Middle Ages 2 Genpei Battle and the Kamakura Shogunate (Chapters 10 and 11)
11Medieval three-occupied politics and the Mongol invasion (Chapters 11 and 12)
12The Middle Ages of the Middle 4th Century (Chapter 13)
13The age of the 5th Muro-cho Shogunate and the Farmers Disputes (Chapters 14 and 15)
14The Middle Ages of Six Warring States and Unification of the World (Chapters 16 and 17)
15Summary final examination of the Middle Ages