Imperialism In Japan

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Imperialism is a policy of extending a country 's power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means (dictionary, 2017). It has changed many nations and cultures. The US’s interference on the reign of the Shogun era, gave power back to Empower Meiji and brought about changes to trade with the western world, which lead to the adoption of American education systems and government reform.
Because of Japan opening its borders and signing a treaty with the U.S, a trade route was opened and modern technologies were introduced to Japan. “It invested in education, technology, and research and development activities…start building world-class products” (Odagiri, 1996). The U.S input into trade and technology allowed them to start building products. This helped them advance themselves and put them on the map for other countries to approach Japan with similar requests. The western trade and influence helped
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The Emperor Meiji adopted a system used by western Europe and north America to educate their citizens. This reform was widespread educational institutions for commoners. “This transformation occurred first in Western Europe and North America… convinced that a limited education for local masses would have a positive effect” (Platt, ND). North America’s education system was believed to have a positive effect on the country. Citizens could now build more technical products and become more efficient, making the country’s economy much better. “By 1906, school attendance was as high as 95%, and Japan boasted one of the highest literacy rates in the world” (Canadian Heritage Network, 1999). This made the government realise the importance of education in modernizing Japan. Imperial Rescript of Education “laid the foundations for modern education in Japan” (CHIN, 1999). Without this influence Japan’s education would have been almost non-existent, and japan could not progress itself as a
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