Essays Tagged: "Meiji period"

Japan And Its Entrance Into The West

rther that postwar reforms were necessary to eliminate the growing malady that had formed after the Meiji period. When the Meiji emperor was restored as head of Japan in 1868, the nation was a militar ... that crimes concerning foreigners in Japan be tried not in Japanese but in Western courts. When the Meiji period ended with the death of the emperor in 1912 Japan had succeeded in becoming a fully ind ...

(5 pages) 160 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Kabuki, the Japanese Art vs. Puccini´s Madame Butterfly.

musicians follow.When Commodore Perry pried open the doors of Japan, he began what was known as the Meiji Period, which lasted until 1912. The Meiji Period was a time when the western world delighted ...

(11 pages) 92 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Government of Japan .

rst reform was the promulgation of the Charter Oath in 1868, a general statement of the aims of the Meiji clan leaders to boost morale and win financial support for the new government. Its five provis ... rules. This was Japan's first real form of a constitution, its first step towards a democracy. The Meiji oligarchy, as this new ruling class is known as, was a privileged clique that exercised imperi ...

(9 pages) 188 0 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Meiji Restoration.

(a)Describe the modernisation of Japan:The Meiji Restoration describes a period of events which led to a dramatic change in the political and s ... nd social structure of Japan following the downfall of the Tokugawa period. This period, called the Meiji period, lasted for 4 years (1866-1869), changing the traditional political system and revoluti ... hanging the traditional political system and revolutionizing Japan in a global context with Emperor Meiji reigning. Through this modernisation, Japan became accepted in the western countries and prosp ...

(6 pages) 126 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

How effectively had Japan modernized itself by 1914?

e and overthrow Tokugawa. It was the start of what led Tokugawa rule to its downfall.-- Why did the Meiji Restoration occur?When Tokugawa rule was defeated, it was the start of the Meiji Period named ... yo with their samurai still ruled the clans, political control over the country was incomplete. The Meiji government got most of its taxes from former Tokugawa lands only, making the economic system n ...

(6 pages) 79 1 4.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Meiji era Influence on Modern Japan

signing of an oath in 1868, by a new emperor, hurling the nation into an "enlightened era", called Meiji. Although the full enlightenment of the era is debatable, it did however set the stage for mod ... en the motive for several suicides and remains the leading cause of death among Japanese youth. The Meiji era gave strict and specific attention to the importance of education which has evolved to be ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.4 Dec/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The influences and impacts of glolbalisation on Japan

a government fell in 1867 due to heavy political pressure, which brought about the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). During this period Western powers forced Japan to sign unequal treaties, ... Japan to sign unequal treaties, which benefited the West economically. It was this that spurred on Meiji Japan to become a respected nation of the world by becoming level with, or even superior to, e ...

(10 pages) 211 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Japanese Artwork Analysis

ce and romantic warmth evoked marks the naturalistic Shijo-style painting of the late Edo and early Meiji Periods. 1st scroll- consists of several different shades ranging from dark green to white. Al ... anging scrolls, which was one of total peace. Bunrin painted this piece during the Meiji periods, while he was studing under, and whose influence can be seen, in many of Bunrin's pain ...

(3 pages) 28 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays


and even complement each other. Many Buddhists viewed the kami as manifestations of Buddhas.In the Meiji Period, Shinto was made Japan's state religion. Shinto priests became state officials, importa ... hinto includes the numerous folk beliefs in divinity and spirits.State Shinto was the result of the Meiji Restoration, when he attempted to purify Shinto by abolishing many Buddhist and Confucian (tea ...

(9 pages) 105 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

Separation of Religions in Meiji Japan

have learned, and then cite some counter-examples to the generalization.Separation of Religions in Meiji JapanBefore the Meiji policy that authorized the separation of Shinto and Buddhism, Japanese r ... nese culture for a long period of time, became the target of harsh persecution with the rise of the Meiji regime. Thousands of Buddhist temples were closed or destroyed, priests were forced out of the ...

(3 pages) 864 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Comparison of Japan and Russia

intellectual standards as high as those thought to characterize the national bureaucracy. Since the Meiji period, Japan's political representatives have remained at some distance from the general popu ... the terms of an Act of February 10, 1890.(n1) In fact, after the fall of the shogunate in 1867, the Meiji government began appointing judges for criminal matters, establishing the French-type professi ...

(13 pages) 50 0 3.7 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Meiji Restoration

anese way of life. 1868 saw the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the rise to power of the Emperor Meiji. Japan was then under political control of the Emperor, or rather his “advisors,” a ... there was a struggle between the want to modernise and to keep original Japanese tradition. Emperor Meiji’s advisors intended to replace old clan loyalties with a sense of national identity and t ...

(5 pages) 39 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Meiji Restoration

The Meiji Restoration was not only a Japanese revolution but it was also a transformation of state for J ... ntact. Which was not the case at all after the Tokugawa Shogunate was overthrown, because under the Meiji restoration rule they wanted to maintain friendly relations with foreign countries rather than ... ly, the overthrow of one government and the substitution of another. The question comes up, was the Meiji restoration a real revolution? Looking at the definition in front of me and knowing what happe ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Importance of Exporting Policy in South Korea: The Creation of the Chaebol

1-1979). Park imitated this arrangement on the zaibatsu system, which developed in Japan during the Meiji Period. The government created these Chaebols by giving Monopoly rights to the first firms to ...

(8 pages) 33 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Japan Critique 1 Why was Japan unwilling to open itself up to western traders?

rade and residence for Americans in Japan. When Tokugawa rule was defeated, it was the start of the Meiji Period named by Emperor Mutsuhito, meaning "Enlightened Government". The Meiji Restoration of ... they had seen China make. The economic and government change of opening the ports in was called the Meiji Restoration.The Meiji period shifted Japan from a weak Asia country to a great world power. Un ...

(3 pages) 4 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Religious beliefs of Shintoism in Japan

Shinto, and had adopted elements of Confucianism and Taoism. In 1862, Shinto was revived during the Meiji period as a national religion and was implemented in practice. During this era, Japan was begi ... ng to modernize itself passing from a feudal society into a modern society. This era was called the Meiji restoration period. The Restoration government decided to separate Buddhism from Shinto worshi ...

(7 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology