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Far East Kingdoms

Japan

 

 

 

Hojo Regents (Shikken)
AD 1203 - 1333

The Hojo clan gained much power in Japan, maintaining tight control and destroying any signs of rebellion as soon as they appeared.

1203 - 1205

Tokimasa

Died 1215.

1205 - 1224

Yoshitoki

1221

The quarrels for supremacy between the shoguns and the imperial court reach an end in the Jokyu War (or Incident) when the imperial army is defeated in Kyoto, and the Hojo Regents in Kamakura achieve complete control over Japan.

1224 - 1242

Yasutoki

1242 - 1246

Tsunetoki

1246 - 1256

Tokiyori

Died 1263.

1256 - 1264

Nagatoki

1264 - 1268

Masamura

Died 1273.

1268 - 1284

Tokimune

1274

The first Mongol invasion is defeated through bad weather conditions, with the outnumbered Japanese facing superior and much more modern forces.

1281

The second Mongol invasion is again defeated through bad weather conditions.

1284 - 1301

Sadatoki

Died 1311.

1301 - 1311

Morotoki

1311 - 1333

Takatoki

1333

Emperor Go-Daigo overthrows the weakened Hojo Regents, but the Ashikaga Shoguns split the country between the Northern and Southern courts.