Japan becomes an imperialist power. Ms. Susan M. Pojer & Mrs. Lisbeth Rath Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY. Japan Changes Direction During the Meiji Era: 1868 - 1912. Commodore Matthew Perry. 1853 – Commodore Matthew Perry “Opens Up” Japan to Western Trade!. What Did the U. S. Want??.
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Ms. Susan M. Pojer & Mrs. Lisbeth RathHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
Commodore Matthew Perry
1853 – Commodore Matthew Perry“Opens Up” Japan to Western Trade!
In 1862, just before the start of the Meiji period, Tokugawa sent officials and scholars to China to study the situation there. A Japanese recorded in his diary from Shanghai…
The Chinesehave become servants to the foreigners. Sovereignty may belong to China but in fact it's no more than a colony of Great Britain and France.
MEIJI “Enlightened Rule”
Enlightened Half-Enlightened Un-Enlightened
Civilization and Enlightenment!
Japanese soldiers with their wives.
Emperor Meiji Empress Haruko (1868- 1912)
The First“Miss Japan”(1908)
Westernizethe SchoolSystem(Fr. & Ger.)
Abolitionof the feudal system
Modernize the Army(Prussian)
Build aModern Navy(British)
Human Rights & ReligiousFreedom
Satsuma & Choshu Families
The Emperorof Japan
The Diet(Legislative Body)
1889 Constitutionof Japan
House of Peers
New players on the block?
The Meiji Emperor was in Hiroshima during the Sino-Japanese War
The Treaty of Shimonoseki ended the war.
EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone.
The Battle of Tsushima:The results startled the world!
The Treaty of Portsmouth, NH ended the Russo-Japanese War.