Chronological Table

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Beginning of 8th centuryState system based on legal codes of Teng Dynasty model was established
The capital was moved to Heijo-kyo (present day Nara) Nara period started
8th centuryRinyu-gaku' was introduced to Japan by a monk named Buttetsu (Phật Triết) from Rinyu (Chăm Pa)
Early 10th centuryIndependence from China
1010The capital was moved to Thăng Long (presentday Hanoi) by Emperor Lý Thái Tổ, who established the Lý Dynasty in the previous year
The end of 12th centuryThe first samurai-dominated government was established in Kamakura
1427Establishment of the Lê dynasty
1533Re-establishment of Le dynasty (Lê Trung Hưng)
1558The first Nguyen lord Nguyễn Hoàng made foundation for the expansion of the country to the south and the development of Hoi An Ancient town
The end of 16th centuryRed Seal ship trade started
1603Establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate
1619Red Seal ship trader Sotaro Araki married the Nguyen clan's daughter from An'nan
1635Isolation policy started – Tokugawa Shogunate prohibited Japanese to trip abroad and return from overseas. Only Nagasaki was open to Dutch and Chinese ships.
1765Japanese boats (from what are now Ibaraki and Fukushima prefectures respectively) drifted ahore to An Nam
1794Japanese fishermen (from what is now Miyagi prefecture) drifted ashore to An Nam
1802Establishment of the Nguyễn Dynasty (unification of the nation), and designated Huế as the new capital
1858French Navy attacked Đà Nẵng (French invasion started)
1867French Colonial Chochichina established
1868Meiji Restoration
1887French Indochinese Federation was established
1894First Sino-Japanese War (~1895)
1904Duy Tân Hội (Association for Mordenization) was founded by Phan Bội Châu and his comrades Russo-Japanese War (~1905)
1905Phan Bội Châu arrived in Japan(the Đông Du movement started)
1907Fanco-Japanese Agreement was singed
1914WWI broke out
1939WWII broke out
1940Sept.: Japanese troops started stationing in northern part of French Indochina
1941May: Hồ Chí Minh founded the Việt Minh (League for the Independence of Vietnam)Jul.: Imperal Army advanced into North French Corchichina
Dec.: Japan declared war on US and UK
1945Sept.: Hồ Chí Minh declared the independence of the Democratic Republic of VietnamAug.: Accepted the Potsdam Declaration
1946Dec.: First Indochina War started
1947May.: Enforcement of the Constitution of Japan
1951Sept.: San Francisco Peace Treaty was singend
1952Apr.: San Francisco Peace Treaty came into effect— The Allied occupation of Japan terminated
1954Jul.: Geneva Accords came into effect, and the First Indochina War ended
1955Oct.: Establishment of the Republic of Vietnam (Sounth Vietnam)
1960Dec.: the National Front for the Liberation of the South was established
1963Resistance movements against the Saigon Government escalated in many cities in the South
1973Jan.: The Paris Peace Accord was signed, and US armed forces withdrew from VietnamSept.21: Establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and North Vietnam
1975Apr.: Liberation of Saigon Oct.: Japan and Vietnam agreed with the exchange of ambassadors, and Japan decided to provide an economic grant to North Vietnam
1976Jul.: Unification of Vietnam, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam established
1986Dec.: Adoption of the Doi Moi Policy
1989Dec.: Malta Summit, the end of the Cold War
1991Oct.: Signing the Paris Peace Accords 1991 for peace of Cambodia
1992Nov.: Japan resumed providing economic aid to Vietnam
1993Dec.: Registration of 'Complex of Huế Monuments' to UNESCO World HeritageMar.: First visit to Japan by as a prime minister of Vietnam, Võ Văn Kiệt
1994Aug.:Tomi'ich Murayama visited Socialist Republic of Vietnam as the first Japanese prime minister
1999Dec.: Resistration of 'Hoi An Ancient Town' to the UNESCO World Heritage
2003Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative to Improve Business Environment with a View to Strengthen Vietnam’s Competitiveness
2006Oct.: Joint statement towards the Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia
2008Dec.: Agreement between Japan and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam for an Economic Partnership(JVEPA)was concluded
2009Apr.: "Japan-Viet Nam Joint Statement on the Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia"
2014Mar.: "Japan-Viet Nam Joint Statement on the Establishment of the Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia"
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