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  • Comparing The Meiji And Macarthur Constitution
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    Michael H. FokiHistory of Japan Constitution Mini Paper 12122 Two major changes in government were the driving force for the Meiji and 1947 (MacArthur) Constitutions to be drafted in Japan. The Meiji Constitution presented in 1889, was created during an era of restoration that reestablished the Emperor as head of the Japanese government and its people. This document served to not only bring back an old form of government to the Japanese, but effectively ended a disorganized duel system of govern...
  • Occupation Of Japan By The Allied Powers
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    During the era of the weak emperor Taisho (1912-26), the political power shifted from the oligarchic clique (genro) to the parliament and the democratic parties. In the First World War, Japan joined the Allied powers, but played only a minor role in fighting German colonial forces in East Asia. At the following Paris Peace Conference of 1919, Japan's proposal of amending a 'racial equality clause' to the covenant of the League of Nations was rejected by the United States, Britain and Australia. ...
  • Meiji Restoration And The Modernizing Of Japan
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    History V Japanese Imperialism Japan's aggressive Nationalism in the 20th century was a reaction to its experience of Western Imperialism in the 19th century. In paragraph one, I will describe Japanese society and government before the Western Impact. In paragraph two, I will look at the ending of Japan's isolation, in paragraph three, I will explain the Meiji restoration and the modernizing of Japan and in paragraph four, I will delineate Japanese militarism and imperialism in the late 19th cen...
  • Footnote 8 Because The Meiji Emperor
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    The Role of The Emperor in Meiji Japan Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunate, restorations of imperial rule, and up to present day. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration used these traditions to gain control over Japan and further their goals of mode...
  • Warning To Japan
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    The dropping of the A-bomb was a direct result of world conflict, at the fault of everyone involved. The blame has been placed on many people, from Oppenheimer making the bomb to the pilots dropping it. However, the blame of the disastrous A-bomb cannot be placed solely on one person. There were many people who were involved in the dropping of the bomb and the making of the bomb. The Manhattan Project was the code name for the US effort during World War II to produce the atomic bomb. Sparked by ...
  • Emperor In 1889 The Japanese Education System
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    Within this historical context the Meiji leaders realized that they needed to harness the concept of the Imperial Will in order to govern effectively. During the Age of Imperialism, members of the Satsuma and Choshu, two of the very powerful clans in Japan, were parts of the opposition to foreign imperialism. This opposition believed that the only way that Japan could survive the encroachment of the foreigners was to rally around the Emperor. The supporters of the imperial government, known as i...
  • Most Powerful Man In Japan
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    In Japan And Its World, by Marius B. Jansen, Jansen describes the changing ideas the Japanese have had of themselves and the Western world as well as the ideas the Americans has had of the Japanese. The Japanese have had to adapt to a different world and yet go from a weak country to a major power in today's world. In the book Japan From Shogun To Sony, by John R. Roberson, Roberson principally discusses a brief history of Japan. He also discusses Japans hardships and what it had to overcome to ...
  • Image Of General Macarthur And Emperor Hirohito
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    General MacArthur and the Emperor "If ever a picture was worth a thousand words, it was the image of General MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito standing side by side during their historic first meeting on September 27, 1945. In it, a casually dressed MacArthur towers over the stiff, formally attired Emperor. "What does it say" asks historian Carol Gluck. "It says, I'm MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, and I'm in charge". For millions of Japanese, it brought home in an entirely new w...
  • Present Population Of Japan
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    JAPAN By Jonathan Appel GEOGRAPHY Japan is made up of a four main island chain with other small islands in the western Pacific Ocean volcanic mountain range. The main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku. Many of the major cities including Tokyo, the capital, are found on the island of Honshu. Many of the islands of Japan are volcanically active to this day. There are approximately fifty active volcanoes known to the Japanese and about 1,500 minor earthquakes occur each year. Mt. Fuj...
  • Japan's New Meiji Government
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    I. Introduction A. Overview events of the time period 1. Shogun period 2. Meiji period 3. Actions of Commodore Perry 4. Sino and Russo Japanese war 5. Thesis Over time, and this is true in every country, faith fades and gives way to science and religion gives way to practicality. II. The Edo (Shogun) rule 1608-1868 A. The takeover 1. how they came into rule a. the battle of Sekigahara b. the expulsion of Christianity c. feudalism B. The beginning of the end 1. Political pressure a. Commodore Per...
  • Shogun Era The Power Of The Emperor
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    Throughout most of history, Japanese political culture has centralized around the concept of imperialism. Only during the time period of 1192-1867 did the central imperialist government loose control. This was brought upon by the civil wars and the anarchy that Japan faced prior to 1192. These events set the stage for a new ruling system called Sei i-Taisho gun 1. Due to this type of military dictatorship the shogun ruled all of Japan. From the new administrative capital, Edo (present day Tokyo)...
  • Real Political Power In Japan
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    1. How has the Yumato dynasty gone from being a major political power to only a figurative leadership When the Yumato dynasty came to power around 500 AD, they were the whole political situation in Japan. The society was a theocracy because the Emperor was the political leader and the religious leader. Because the society was a theocracy, the people did not have a right to revolt and taht is why the Yumato dynasty has been the only dynasty ever existent in Japan. This gave the Emperor a ton of p...
  • Japanese Hostile To Japan
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    "Restore the Emperor Expel the Barbarians": The Causes of the Showa Restoration Son no joi, "Restore the Emperor and expel the Barbarians", was the battle cry that ushered in theShowa Restoration in Japan during the 1930's. Footnote 1 The ShowaRestoration was a combination of Japanese nationalism, Japanese expansionism, and Japanese militarism all carried out in the name of the Showa Emperor, Hirohito. Unlike theMeiji Restoration, the Showa Restoration was not a resurrection of the Emperor's pow...
  • Modernise Japan
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    After 200 years of complete isolation, Japan opened itself to new ideas and influence that allowed a process of rapid modernisation to occur; that would have a drastic impact on every facet of Japanese society. This period became known as the Meiji Restoration, and under the Imperial Charter Oath of 1868, a new system of government was established and important aspects such as industrialisation and imperialism transformed Japan. The first step towards becoming a modern state came in 1853, when f...
  • Major Decline Of Feudalism In Japan
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    In the late 1700's, feudalism in Japan was declining. Tokugawa was breaking down and many people in Japan were having problems especially with the shogun. Japan's economy was declining. Many merchants detested the fact that they are at the bottom of the social class. There was a declination of the samurais and economic problems with daimyos. The population in Japan was increasing to a great extent and many merchants were becoming richer. They were involved with trades and making a lot of money f...
  • Ujitada Didnft
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    The Tale of Matsura is based in Medieval Japan. The main character in the story is Ujitada the son of Tachibana no Fuyuaki and Princess Au ska. His is from Fujiwara the old capital of Japan. Since Ujitada was young, he was good at playing many different instruments and soon his skills surpassed his teachers. He was also ale to compose Chinese poems at seven. At twelve years old he had his ceremony to become an adult. After his ceremony, the king gave Ujitada rank and office in his court. At 16 h...

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