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Meiji Restoration – The 1867 restoration of the Emperor to being the true ruler of the country, in practice as well as the name and the downfall of the last shogunate.



The Meiji Restoration (明治維新, Meiji Ishin), referred to at the time as the Honorable Restoration (御一新, Goisshin), and also known as the Meiji Renovation, Revolution, Regeneration, Reform, or Renewal, was a political event that restored practical imperial rule to Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji . Although there were ruling emperors before the Meiji Restoration, the events restored functional abilities and consolidated the political system under the Emperor of Japan. The new Emperor expressed the goals of the restored government in the Charter Oath. The Restoration led to enormous changes in Japan's political and social structure. It spanned the late Edo period (often called the Bakumatsu) and the beginning of the Meiji era. Japan rapidly industrialized and adopted Western ideas and production methods during that time.


Meiji Restoration

History  Meiji Restoration

The Meiji Restoration, in Japanese called Meiji ishin (明治維新), denotes events that started during the bakumatsu in the late Edo period and lasted until 1868, resulting in the restoration of imperial rule in Japan. It not only brought about political and economic change but led to a veritable...

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