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Japanese Taisho Period Prezi
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Jane Donovan, Nikki Warren, and
Jennifer Trannguyen Japanese Taisho Period Emperor Taisho Personal name was Yoshihito
Was the third son of Emperor Meiji
Was the first emperor to receive
123rd emperor of Japan
reigned from 1912 to 1926
Contracted meningitis shortly after
Contracted lead poisoning while
breastfeeding from his nanny
Regarded as somewhat
impaired due to his many diseases
http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/bio/xyz/yoshi.html Timeline 1912 Emperor Meiji passes away
1914 Onset of World War I
1918 Rice Riots begin
1920 Japan helps found the League of Nations
1922 Japanese Communist Party is founded
1923 Severe earthquake hits Tokyo and
Yokohoma, killing over 106,000 people
1924 Japanese Communist Party ends
1926 Emperor Taisho dies, taking the
Taisho period with him
http://www.shikokuhenrotrail.com/japanhistory/taishohistory.html Rice Riots Were provoked by the prices for rice being nearly double and wages remained low
Generally began on July 22, 1918
Riots spread over 40 cities
10 million of the population of 56 million took part in the riots nationally
Attacks we mainly targeted at property, policemen, and military
Most rice dealers were left untouched
http://outsiderjapan.pbworks.com/w/page/9758486/Rice%20Riots%20in%20Japan Fun Facts Also known as the "Period of Great Righteousness"
Japan's jazz age
Emperor Taisho was sometimes known for his German-style uniforms, his mustache, and his madness
An economic depression followed the end of the Taisho period
Emperor Taisho's son, Hirohito, succeeded the thone after his father died http://www.facts-about-japan.com/modern-japan.html