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Imperialism Japan

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Imperialism Japan

  1. 1. Japan
  2. 2. Japan Tokugawa Shogunate 1600-1858 Power in the hands of the Shogun (military ruler) Absolute monarchy Closed country policy Era of peace and stability Strains showing by 1853
  3. 3. Japan Challenge: The Black Ships Matthew Perry’s fleet arrives 1853 US threatens violence if Japan does not open to trade They had seen what happened to China (it had been carved up and taken over by foreigners)
  4. 4. Japan 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa First in series of unequal treaties Result: Japan opened to trade, Western influence Extraterritoriality- foreigners are exempt from local laws Tokugawa shogunate “lost face”- discontent grows
  5. 5. Japan Meiji Reforms 1868-1912
  6. 6. Japan Meiji Reforms 1868-1912
  7. 7. Japan Meiji Reforms 1868-1912
  8. 8. Japan Meiji Restoration Japan’s civil war Revolution overthrew Tokugawa family Emperor Meiji (enlightened ruler) takes direct power Moves capitol to Tokyo Series of reforms
  9. 9. Japan
  10. 10. Japan

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