What Are Some Major Achievements of Ancient Japan?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 1, 2020 7:56:44 PM ET
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In ancient Japan, Shintoism and Buddhism combined into a uniquely Japanese form of religion. During the Fujiwara regency, the military class rose around the ideals of the samurai, and large military families formed around powerful political figures. The Japanese medieval era also saw a shift toward a feudalistic society. Japan managed to repel two Mongol invasions, and a civil war led the country to a period of Ashikaga rule.