CHRONOLOGY

1868

Meiji Era 1868 - 1912 modernisation railways 1872 constitutional government 1890 commercial code 1899 etc

 

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

Europe

Leaving Asia datsuaron of Yukichi Fukuzawa

a Meiji Era push to adopt socioeconomic models principally from Europe

Sumitomo founder

Masatomo Sumitomo 1585 - 1652

starting in copper smelting there was great expansion in the Meiji Era cf zaibatsu

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