← Global History Japan Review Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Commodore Matthew Perry This man led a U.S. expedition in 1853, impressing the people of Japan with the introduction of advanced technology from the U.S. Marked the end of Japanese isolation. Japanese Geography A nation of islands, this archepeligo lacks important natural resources, forcing Japan to depend on trade with other nations. Japanese Democracy The U.S. imposed these political reforms as a result of the Japanese defeat in World War II. Japanese Natural Resources This island nation has extensively used the seas for fishing to provide an alternative source of protein for its people. Bushido This warriors code helped bring about a culture that accepted militarism. Japanese Imperialism This policy during the 1930s, allowed Japan to expand into parts of East Asia to gain control of valuable natural resources. Meiji Restoration This was a period of modernization which saw Japan adopt many western technologies and practices. This was done primarily to compete with the West. Japan's Educational System This government program promoted the development of quality workers and employees, helping to promote the growth of Japan's economy. Shintoism This religion promotes the idea that all things in nature have a spirit. It was greatly influenced by the natural disasters experienced in this country. Japanese Miracle This period in the 1960s and 1970s saw Japanese economic success as a major industrial power of the world. They achieved this through expanding its foreign markets. Indochina This area of southeast Asia which provided Japan with valuable natural resources. Annexation of Manchuria This event allowed the nation of Japan to acquire valuable natural resources in Northern China. Japanese Imperialism This policy helped Japan acquire the valuable natural resources necessary for industrialization in the early 20th century. Tokugawa Shogunate An era in history when the real power of Japan was held by the Shogun. Samurai This is the warrior class that dominated the era of the shogun. Bushido This is the code of the warrior class in Japanese history. Russo-Japanese War This war was one of several wars Japan became involved in to acquire natural resources.