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  1. 1. Jwhen Japan became anImperialistnation
  2. 2. Great Britain Lord of the Rings Narnia Harry Potter
  3. 3. There is always a need to change and adapt To innovate
  4. 4. Japan became an Imperialistnation
  5. 5. Japan Changes Direction During the Meiji Era: 1868 - 1912 Commodore Matthew Perry
  6. 6. 1853 – CommodoreMatthew Perry “Opens Up” Japan toWestern Trade!
  7. 7. W Did the U. S. W hat ant??  Coaling stations.  More trading partners.  A haven for ship-wrecked sailors.
  8. 8. Perry’s “Black Ships”
  9. 9. The Treaty of Kanagawa - 1854
  10. 10. Japan Learns a Lesson!In 1862, just before the start of theMeiji period, Tokugawa sent officials andscholars to China to study the situationthere. A Japanese recorded in his diaryfrom Shanghai…The Chinese have become servants to theforeigners. Sovereignty may belong toChina but in fact its no more than acolony of Great Britain and France.
  11. 11. China’s “Unequal Treaties” After the Opium War of 1839-1842, Japan was convinced that it had to Open Up to the West.
  12. 12. The Meiji Revolt - 1868 A powerful group of samurai overthrow the Shogun. Sakamoto Ryoma, the hero. He helped Japan emerge from feudalism into a unified modern state.
  13. 13. The Shogunate Is Overthrown! The last Shogun. Tokugawa Yoshinobu.
  14. 14. The Emperor Is “Restored” to Power MEIJI  “Enlightened Rule”
  15. 15. Newspaper Cartoon, 1870s?Enlightened Half-Enlightened Un-Enlightened
  16. 16. Modernization by “Selective Borrowing” Popular board game. Start by leaving Japan & studying in various Western capitals. End by returning to Japan and becoming a prominent government official.
  17. 17. European Goods Europe began to “loom large” in the thinking of many Japanese. New slogan: Japanese Spirit; Western Technology!
  18. 18. The Japanese Became Obsessed with W estern Styles Civilization and Enlightenment!
  19. 19. Everything Western Was Fashionable!
  20. 20. Everything Western Was Fashionable! Japanese soldiers with their wives.
  21. 21. The Rulers Set the Tone with W estern DressEmperor Meiji Empress Haruko (1868- 1912)
  22. 22. Changing Women’s Fashions1900 Styles The First “Miss Japan” (1908)
  23. 23. Westernize Westernize Abolition Abolition Land Land the School the School of the of the Redistribution Redistribution System System feudal system feudal system (Fr. & Ger.) (Fr. & Ger.) Modern Modern Modernize Meiji Banking Banking Modernize System System the Army the Army (Prussian) (Prussian) Reforms Written WrittenConstitutionConstitution Build a Build a (Germans) (Germans) Modern Navy Modern Navy (British) (British) Human Rights Human Rights Emperor Emperor & Religious & Religious Worship Worship Freedom Freedom Intensified Intensified
  24. 24. A Constitutional Government Copied from the Germans Satsuma & Choshu Families The Emperor of Japan The Diet 1889 Constitution (Legislative Body) of Japan House of HouseRepresentatives of Peers
  25. 25. Expansionism& the Rise of Military Power New players on the block?
  26. 26. Sino-Japanese War: 1894-1895The Meiji Emperor was in Hiroshima during the Sino-Japanese War
  27. 27. Soldiers on the Battlefield During the Sino-Japanese W arThe Treaty of Shimonoseki ended the war.
  28. 28. Today—Tensions Between China & Japan  Offshore gas field in the East China Sea reveals recently strained relations between China & Japan.  Tension over disputed gas field on the rise, exacerbating mutual mistrust dating back to the Sino-Japanese War.EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone.
  29. 29. The Russo-Japanese War: 1904-1905 The Battle of Tsushima:The results startled the world!
  30. 30. President Teddy Roosevelt Mediates the PeaceThe Treaty of Portsmouth,ended the Russo-Japanese War.
  31. 31. Japan Annexes Korea
  32. 32. Japan Is a Player in China
  33. 33. Competition from Another “Pacific” Power Is on the Horizon
  34. 34. The U. S. “Great White Fleet”
  35. 35. But, Japanese Power Would Grow . . .