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Shōwa Period

History of Japan
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Era name Shōwa
Dates 1926 - 1989
Kanji 昭和
See also: Era Name

The longest of the modern eras, the Shōwa period or era is often split into "Early Shōwa", being pre-WWII and "Late Shōwa", being post-WWII. It was a time of significant change for the Japanese people, fraught with cultural and political revolution.