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10.1 Notes

Japan Modernizes


Standard and objectives
Standard and Objectives

  • Objective- To understand how Japan became a modern Industrial power and how it turned to Imperialism

  • Standards-10.4.1 Describe the rise of industrial economies and their link to imperialism and colonialism

  • 10.4.2 Describe the locations of colonial rule for nations such as England, …Japan…


I tokugawa japan
I. Tokugawa Japan

  • Shoguns- supreme military dictators who ruled Japan

  • Tokugawa- family of shoguns who ruled Japan

    • Restored feudalism

    • Closed Japan to foreigners

    • Stifled Japan’s economy and growth


Question 1
Question 1

  • Why was there discontent in Tokugawa Japan?


Ii japan opens up
II. Japan Opens Up

  • In 1853 U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry, sailed into Tokyo Bay with a letter from Pres. Fillmore demanding Japan open its ports to trade

  • Japan was forced to accept unequal treaties with the U.S

  • Discontent in Japan boiled over with foreign pressure


Iii japan modernizes
III. Japan Modernizes

  • Meiji Restoration- Japan overthrows the shogun and restores the emperor

  • Japan reorganized their government

    • Strong central government

    • Diet- Japanese legislature

    • Ended feudalism and special privilege for Samurai

  • Japan adapts Western technology and industrializes

  • Japan modernized with amazing speed


Question 2
Question 2

  • How did Japan react to unequal treaties?


Iv japan s military strength
IV. Japan’s Military Strength

  • Due to Japan’s industrialization it needed natural resources

  • Japan fought and won two wars Russo-Japanese and Sino-Japanese War

    • Japan won control of Korea and repressed the Koreans

  • This showed Japan as a world power

  • Japan was able to revoke the unequal treaties


Question iii
Question III

  • How did industrialization lead to imperialism for Japan?





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