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Japan: Meiji Restoration & Nationalism

Japan Case Study

Xylia Li

on 1 March 2013

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Transcript of Japan: Meiji Restoration & Nationalism

Meiji Restoration Meji: enlightnened rule
Japan went through a set of changes in order to resist western powers
Started with emperor Mutsuhito, who took the name of Meiji
Reformers wanted to strengthen Japan showing Nationalism
Motto was "a right country, a strong military" Japan: The Meiji Restoration By: Kianna, Amani, and Xylia Affect of Nationalism on the Meiji Restoration Reformers wanted:
their country to industrialize
government to be like western powers Emperor Meiji Takes Action Emperor Meiji issues the Meiji Constitution
Changed government into constitutional monarchy
Created the Diet (legislature) of one elected house and one house elected by the emperor
Voting rights limited Impact From the Constitution Voting rights were limited
Set forth the principle that all citizens were equal before the law
Established a western style bureaucracy with separate departments to watch over the finances of the army, navy, and education
To strengthen the military, it adopted western technology and traditional ways of the samurai were forgotten Bibliographies Information Gaynor, Elisabeth Ellis, and Anthony Esler. World History: The Modern Era. Boston, Massachusetts, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2007. Pictures Princeton University, Accessed February 28, 2013. http://www.princeton.edu/~jstone/images/article images/14. Nichiren inscribing,jpg.jpg.
San Jose State University, Accessed February 28, 2013. http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/meiji27a.gif.
Accessed February 28, 2013. http://www.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/museum/graphics/japanese_in_china.jpg.
University of California, Los Angeles, Accessed February 28, 2013. http://www.international.ucla.edu/media/images/jpndiet-lrg.jpg.
Accessed February 28, 2013. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/Kenpohapu-chikanobu.jpg/300px-Kenpohapu-chikanobu.jpg.
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