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Glossary of Japanese Historical Terms

A glossary with the most important terms relating to the history of Japan. This list will be continually expanded.


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TERMKANJIDESCRIPTION
bakufu幕府Government of the shogunate, also referring to the seat of the government and administrationbakuhan taisei幕藩体制Edo-era system of government, characterised by the central authority of the bakufu and local autonomy of the hanbeHereditary professions assigned to ujibunmei kaika文明開化"Civilization and enlightenment", an early Meiji-era movement aiming at re-organising Japan according to Western ciliizationbuke, bushi武家・武士Warrior classchōnin町人Edo-era...


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