CHRONOLOGY

1868 Meiji Era 1868 - 1912 modernisation railways 1872 constitutional government 1890 commercial code 1899 etc
1867 Tokugawa Bakufu in collapse Meiji Restoration staged by modernising samurai Edo renamed Tokyo 1868

 

GLOSSARY

Meiji Era enlightened government era name 1868 - 1912 nengo world unparalleled socioeconomic modernisation from an unpromising start
aristocrats peerage created in Meiji Era for an Upper House peerage abolished and wealth extinguished by GHQ + bureaucrats in alliance
ainu aboriginal inhabitants of Northern Japan were subjugated in Honshu historically in Hokkaido during early Meiji
Alteuropa old Europe of regime perpetuation society as a family economy as a government enterprise cf Cameralism, Meiji
Diet Parliament Imperial Diet of the Prussian Meiji Constitution 1889 with Ito defeating Okuma
entrepĂ´t chukan boeki historical function of Okinawa killed by Meiji annexation cf yamatonchu
Europe Leaving Asia datsuaron of Yukichi Fukuzawa a Meiji Era push to adopt socioeconomic models principally from Europe
fukoku kyohei wealthy country strong army Meiji policy adopted by Hirobumi Ito from Bismarck's Blut und Eisen policy
fukushi welfare Meiji policy of Bismarckian worker welfare also to pre-empt Socialism
Fukuzawa Yukichi Fukuzawa 1835 - 1901 on JPY10,000 notes founder of Keio University an important Meiji intellectual
hakuraihin goods arrived by boat foreign goods Meiji parlance foreign therefore better but now anachronistic
Honda Toshiaki Honda 1744 - 1821 Edo Period economist advisor to Shogun with an advance outlining of Meiji policy
Ito Hirobumi Ito 1841 - 1909 Meiji authoritarian promoting the Prussian model against the British vs Okuma
Kobe major port city in Kansai quite large Meiji Period foreign settlement area parallelling Yokohama in Kanto
manshu Manchuria second post Edo economic plan first being Meiji cf geopolitics, Listianism
Okuma Shigenobu Okuma 1838 - 1922 liberal Meiji figure promoted British model against the Prussian vs Ito
shakai fukushi social welfare the Meiji Establishment's great fear of socialism ensured its early adoption
shoki early initial as shokigan early stage cancer, meiji no shoki ni in early Meiji
Sumitomo founder Masatomo Sumitomo 1585 - 1652 starting in copper smelting there was great expansion in the Meiji Era cf zaibatsu
wagahai wa neko de aru I am a cat title of Soseki Natsume novel 1905 mocking locution for a domestic cat in a satirical novel of Meiji Period Japan
yatoware employed as yatoware gaijin hired foreigners as technical experts in early and mid Meiji

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