History of Japan Quiz

Can you name these people, places, and things from Japanese history?
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What event did Japan host in 1964 for the first time and will again in 2020?
Summer Olympics
What was the capital of Japan prior to 1868?
Kyoto
Which work of Katsushika Hokusai is considered to be the most recognizable
painting of Japanese art in the world?
The Great Wave
off Kanagawa
From which region does Karate originate?
Okinawa
What type of natural disaster devastated the northern parts of Honshu in 2011?
Earthquake
Which nuclear plant melted down in 2011 as a consequence of the above?
Fukushima
Who was the emperor of Japan during World War II?
Emperor Hirohito
Which were the two cities that were struck by Atomic bombs?
Hiroshima
Nagasaki
What was the title of the military dictator of Japan during most of the period
spanning from 1185 to 1868?
Shōgun
What "T" name was given to the government of the above between 1600–1868?
Tokugawa
The treaty of Portsmouth ended the war against which country in 1905?
Russia
By what name was Tokyo formerly known as prior to 1868?
Edo
What people attempted to invade Japan in the 13th century twice, but were hit
by typhoons both times?
Mongols
Which type of Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the 12th century?
Zen
Which Marshal Admiral is considered to be the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack?
Isoroku Yamamoto
Which American general led the Allied occupation of Japan durign World War II?
Douglas MacArthur
Which emperor transformed Japan from an isolationist feudal state to an industrialized
world power and moved the capital to Tokyo in 1868?
Emperor Meiji
Who is considered to be the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history?
Shinzo Abe
Which European country was the first to reach Japan?
Portugal
Which animator directed "Spirited Away" and "My Neighbor Totoro"?
Hayao Miyazaki
What stock market index has been measuring the performance of the 225 publicly owned
major companies in Japan since its foundation in 1950?
Nikkei 225
Murasaki Shikibu's "The Tale of Genji", written between 1000–1012, is widely considered to
be the first of what type of literary work in the history of the world?
Novel
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Aug 13, 2020
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