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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