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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

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    Japan

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    in the 1870’s was raw cotton. It’s price fell 45 percent. Japan’s largest export in the 1870s was raw silk. Its price rose 50%. (8 points) Show using a graph why if these were Japan’s only export good and only import good‚ this would imply that Japan would have gained from trade. (note: the specific numbers don’t matter‚ just showing the kind of change from autonomy to trade). Label all parts of your diagram. 70866016764000 1798320161290Cotton 2255520106680E1 4000020000E1 95250052070 214122011303000708660673100021031206350

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    Fascism in Japan

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    would be no Japan. Or without fascism‚ would there be a better Japan? Fascism promotes political violence and war. It emphasizes on “nation before self” and believes that so long as the nation prospers‚ so will the people. Before Japan adopted this policy‚ it came across a spread of others that included national isolation‚ fukoku kyohei‚ democracy‚ finally fascism. Fukoku kyohei‚ a policy similar to fascism‚ was adopted during the Meiji period. This built the foundations of fascism in Japan. However

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    Rise of Japan

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    The rise of Japan has been greeted by countries around the world with a mixture of surprise and wariness. Western powers in particular‚ perceived the rise of Japan as a regional threat to their interest in the far East. The document‚ a letter written by President Roosevelt to Senator Knox regarding the relations between the United States (US) and Japan in 1909 is a reflection of the wariness of Western powers to the rise of Japan. Furthermore‚ the letter also shows an important passage in the social

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    Japan Imperialism

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    to Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji. The Meiji Restoration ended 250 years of self-isolation for Japan. The Restoration led to changes in Japan’s economic standings. The period from 1868 to 1912 was responsible for the start of Japan as a modernized nation in the early twentieth century. The country’s new rulers adopted the slogan “Rich Country‚ Strong Army‚" because they wanted Japan to become economically and militarily powerful‚ so it could retain its independence. During the time Japan entered

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    Modernisation in Japan

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    the Asian countries. This had a large impact upon Japanese society and its position in the Asian region. Japan managed to adopt modern ways whilst also being able to keep its unique culture and traditions. Modernisation in religion‚ education‚ the military‚ economics‚ and politics had a significant effect on society in Japan and its position in the Asian region. To begin with‚ education in Japan was modernised during the Meiji period to help adopt Western technology and philosophies‚ but at the same

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    Meiji Japan

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    Meiji japan The meiji restoration was a chain of events that restored imperial rule to japan in 1868. The restoration and the end of the tokugawa shogun restored imperial rule over japan and brought about huge changes in japans political and social structure. The end of the tokugaua shogunate led to the country being reopened. This ment japan was open to the outside world and was quick to modernise. The new government led by emperor meiji and lower rank samari. The modernisation of japan led to

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    Modernity in Japan

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    the Meiji restoration was the beginning of modernisation in Japan. Japan moved from a traditional to a modern state or from a confucian world view to a secular‚ modern‚ scientific and rationale world view. The Meiji government used the ancient Chinese ideal of enriching the country at the same time strengthening the military to secure a place among the aggressors instead of being a victim of aggression. The economic development of Japan was modernised using western ideologies‚ and this occurred

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    China and Japan

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    China | Japan | * Confucius Society * Forced into a reform mode * Realized‚ the West was eager to gain access to Chinese market (opium) * Technological superiority * The government tore up first railway line. * Modestly interested in Western military innovation. * Civil war broke out between semi-Christian religious group and the government. * Boxer Rebellion- Chinese rebellion against foreign influence. * Intrusions by Europeans reduce economy‚ increased hostility. * Footbinding

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    Naomi Japan

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    Naomi During the middle of the nineteenth century‚ Japan began frequently coming into contact western nations. Because of the backwardness of its feudal state system and military power in the initial age‚ Japan signed some unequal treaties with westerners. The Meiji Restoration and the industrial revolution were the ideologies that Japan learned from western nations. Meiji Restoration and the industrial revolution not only changed Japan’s infrastructure‚ it was also a culture revolution that created

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    Japan Industrialization

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    Impact of Industrialization on Japan from 1750-1914 In the 1750s‚ Japan was ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate‚ which had seized control of the country at the beginning of the 17th century. The shogunate centralized Japan and transformed it from a constantly warring collection of disunified states into a single country at peace. The Tokugawa shogunate ruled Japan from the early 17th century until 1868‚ a period when Japan was well behind the industrialization of other nations. During the Meiji period

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    From the Warring States Period and throughout the Edo Period‚ Japan has remained an isolationist country that wouldn’t tolerate any and all outside influence on their society if they deemed it as “morally corruptible”. To that extent‚ Japan went to great lengths to preserve their culture and expel Chinese influence on their faiths for almost two centuries; as well as being able to thrive even while being aware of the West. But it wouldn’t be long until the arrival of shipwrecked Portuguese sailors

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    Meiji Restoration - Japan

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    The Meiji Restoration was period in Japan when massive changes in ancient Japan. The goal of the Meiji Restoration was summarized in their motto‚ "A rich country‚ a strong military." In their quest to do so‚ the Meiji looked to the western civilizations. The Meiji sent young men to study abroad and learn new traits from the west. Before this drastic move the traditional Japanese society was largely isolated from all other civilizations. By doing this the Japanese managed to strengthen the economy

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    Japans Rise to Wwii

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    took Japan less than half a century to rise to power and become a major world player. In the last quarter of the 19th century‚ Japan turned to Western technology in order to avoid the fate of China‚ namelyWestern dominance. By the 1890s‚ Japan had so far modernized and strengthened itself that it was able to join in the scramble for possessions in China. In 1902‚ it signed a treaty with Great Britain which recognized its new status among other things. At the end of the First World War‚ Japan was invited

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    and the nation according to Western ideology. This is perhaps best exemplified in the Meiji Restoration‚ which began as a way to not only reform the old Tokugawa way of life‚ but to also transform Japan into a nation that could stand on equal grounds with the West. Thus‚ following in their footsteps‚ Japan began its efforts in creating a national identity while imitating Western imperialism and modernity. Despite the efforts to consolidate a Japanese modern nation-state‚ different positions on the

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    Ieyasu's Impact On Japan

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    equal to the load of nearly 200 B-29 bombers. Everyone has heard of these famous bombings. Yet some people still try to justify them. Although the U.S. was only retaliating from the Pearl Harbor attacks‚ the use of an atomic weapon on Japan is not justifiable. Japan was

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    otherwise‚ is considered to be a reinvention. During the Meiji Restoration and post World War II‚ Japan was transformed into a completely different country through economic and governmental reforms. After the opening of the country and the siging of treaties that gave Western countries access to Japanese ports‚ Meiji leaders took power and westernized the country in order to oust foreigners. According to….‚ Japan started modernization in 1868 by sending ambassadors to other countries and using the information

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    As already proven in previous explanation‚ Japan’s military capability is way below China’s. Logically‚ Japan would shy away from any open war against China who is the third military strongest country in the world. However‚ there are two main deciding factors whether there would be an open war between China and Japan. Those are how strained China and Japan political relations over conflicts such as Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute and whether Japan’s Pacifist Constitution would be ratified or not

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    During World War II Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and ruined many of our fleets and military. The decision on what to do to deal with Japan was a tough one. America made the right decision on dropping the atomic bomb on Japan. The atomic bomb was necessary in order to assure the war would end as soon as possible. On August 6th the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima‚ on august 9th a second one was dropped on Nagasaki‚ and on August 10th Japan declared its intention to surrender. This is clear

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    Shogunate Japan Changes

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    Shogunate Japan During the Shogunate period (794-1867) of Japan a number of important changes took place in the areas of social structure‚ military and religion. Shogunate Japan was a time of war and warriors in the early 794CE till 1867CE. Japan was once joint to the main land by 2 land bridges but after the last ice age they became under water and Japan is now made up of small island is to the off scores of China towards the east. These listed changes affected and impacted Shogunate Japan and if it

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