Centuries: 4th century - 5th century - 6th century
- First Shinto shrines built in Japan.
- End of the Sung dynasty in China.
- Chinese chronicles record a memorial sent by the "King of Japan" (possibly the Emperor Yuryaku), who describes himself as "Supreme Director of Military Affairs in Japan and Korea" to the Court of the Northern Wei Dynasty. The Chinese Emperor responds by confirming the Japanese dynasty in those titles. This is the earliest verifiable date in Japanese history.
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