Meiji Restoration & Tokugawa Japan
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Historical period coinciding with the Westernization and industrialization of Japan.
Family who ruled over Japan from 1600 to 1867.
Powerful military ruler in feudal Japan under the authority of the Emperor.
Former name of Tokyo until 1868.
This is the head of the Imperial Family and is the ceremonial head of state of Japan's system of constitutional monarchy.
A member of a powerful military caste in feudal Japan who lived by a strict code of ethics and duty.
A city in Japan. The current capital city.
Japanese parliment, established by constitution in 1889, contains a house of representatives (elected) and a house of peers (chosen by emperor- mainly aristocracy)
people who buy and sell goods
disrespected by other classes
Japanese feudal lord who commanded an army of samurai
a skilled craft worker
Isolationist Policy 1641-1853
-prohibited foreign contact with most outside countries
-prohibited nearly all foreign trade
-Only Dutch traders allowed in port at Nagasaki
Japanese practice that angered the US
shipwrecked foreign sailors to wash up on Japan land were killed
farmers or farm laborers of social rank
Treaty of Kanagawa (1854)
Several ports were open to the Americans for fuel and provisions
Commodore Matthew C. Perry
1858 - he sailed to Japan to negotiate and open trade
The Black Ships of Evil
When Japanese saw large naval steam ships from the US they called them this
-One of Japan's greatest leaders
-established strict social class system
-Moved capital to Edo (Tokyo)
-forced daimyo to live near the capital to maintain control
US President who sent a letter seeking a trade relationship with the Japanese Emperor
Multi-million dollar industry in the Pacific during the 19th century
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