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How was Japan’s imperialist experience unique? The Opening of Japan The Tokugawa Shogunate had restricted Japan to foreigners and forbid Japanese travel.

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2 How was Japan’s imperialist experience unique?

3 The Opening of Japan The Tokugawa Shogunate had restricted Japan to foreigners and forbid Japanese travel overseas The Tokugawa Shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until This period is known as the Edo period and gets its name from the capital city of Edo, now Tokyo. The Tokugawa period, was based on the strict class hierarchy established by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The warrior- caste of samurai were at the top. Notes Interesting info your don’t have to write

4 Only the Dutch were allowed limited trade at the port of Nagasaki. They had to do business inside a walled artificial island in the port. The Japanese did not want foreigners in Japan!

5 . In Commodore Matthew Perry carried a letter that demanded Japan open her ports to the US. If Japan refused, the United States would declare war against her. Matthew Perry How the Japanese saw Matthew Perry

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7 Since Japan had no way to defend herself, the US was granted trading rights under the Treaty of Kanagawa.

8 In response, the Japanese restored Emperor Meiji to power, bringing change to Japan. Overthrown Tokugawa shogunate Emperor Meiji 

9 This event marks the end of Tokugawa (feudal) Japan. It’s over!

10 To modernize Japan, leaders of the Meiji government studied Western institutions and technology.

11 The Meiji Restoration The Japanese did not want to be humiliated again by Western powers. The people were mad at the Emperor for letting them down.

12 Under feudalism the Emperor was really a _________. His power was restored by the _________ & daimyo class.

13 The new Emperor Mutsuhito ( ) was only 15 years old. He adopted the name Meiji which means “enlightened rule.”

14 Japan started to MODERNIZE and adapt ideas from the West.

15 A U.S. - style public education system was established and a strong Navy was formed.

16 Constitution Based on German constitution. Strong, centralized government, a small group of men had most of the power

17 GOVERNMENT =Diet Japanese system of legislature. The Diet was first convened as the Imperial Diet in 1889 as a result of adopting the Meiji Constitution


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