The Japanese samurai originally helped Japan protect itself by protecting Japan from the Mongols and eventually beating them in a long war. Then they were trusted to protect their own town and succeeded but then the samurai started fighting over who gets control and then the use of samurai slowly decreased. In the beginning the samurai made the world a better place but, then made the world a worse place because they kept on fighting about who get all the power. This conflict eventually led to the Onin War. According to ThoughtCo, By 1460, the daimyos were ignoring orders from the shogun and backing different successors to the imperial throne.
In the late 16th century, the Tokugawa family created a government known as bakufu. The first Tokugawa, Toyotomi Hideyoshi became the shogun in 1603 and for the next 250 years, the Tokugawa ruled over Japan. Japan became an isolated country for the next 250 years in fear of foreign corruption. In 1853, Matthew Perry a U.S. Commodore arrived in Japan, hoping to open their market, and receive a treaty from the government. The government in Japan signed trading treaties which the daimyo and samurai were unhappy with the government decisions.
They 're savages with bows and arrows '" (The Last 00:30:24).The Colonel immediately assumes that the Samurai are powerless natives that follow a primitive lifestyle and will be easily crushed by the Imperial Army. Algren, however, is not so sure of this, but Bagley initiates the attack regardless of Algren 's input. The little respect that the Colonel shows for the Samurai demonstrates ethnocentrism because the Colonel believes the Americans are superior to the Japanese. During the 18th and 19th century imperializing nations ' only concern was profit, so they exploited and manipulated the less modernized countries. Although Algren has a less rude outlook on the Samurai, in one scene of the movie Algren says to Katsumoto, "‘There was once a battle at a place called Thermopylae, where three hundred brave Greeks held off a Persian army of a million men... a million, you understand this number '" (The Last 02:10:31).This quote demonstrates that the imperialists believe that the foreigners are not educated.
Japan at the time did not like the idea, especially when the human casualty and lose of the Pacific War lingered in the minds of many of the Japanese citizens and politicians. Although the Japanese government was reluctant, they created the National Police Reserve, which is now called the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF). With this, it resulted that the American’s will deal with the problems outside of the United States, while Japan’s forced will deal with internal and natural disaster issues. In 1954 the Japanese Diet created the Self Defense Agency under the wings of the Ministry of Defense and changing its name to
This paper focuses on the failure of diplomatic decisions made by Japan that is national in nature most particularly when they chose to fight in the midst of an embargo made by the American government. The attack of Japan against Pearl Harbor is a result of an erratic, egoistic and irrational behavior blinding the Japanese Military Personnel and Officials of the destructive outcome of the World War 2 and a lack of diplomatic strategies that misled the communication between USA and
It nourished the hatred people had for Weimar and helped Hitler rise and gain power. It was part of many factors, which slowly destroyed the Weimar Government and the values it defended. It was stipulated that in the Weimar constitution, before Hitler became president, that the army had to swear an oath of loyalty to the president and republic. This meant that the army had to follow the orders appointed by the President. The Weimar’s military leadership was mostly composed of conservatives who did not support the new Republic.
In 1868, the Tokugawa shogun lost his power and status, leading to the beginning of the Meiji Restoration by the Meiji emperor. To restore the emperor’s power, the capital was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. This was also the period Japan exposed itself to Western influences, following Commodore Perry’s demands for Japan to open up to trade in 1853. The development of modern Japan saw changes in the kimono that reflected this Western influence and the subsequent social, political and economic changes in Japan. Firstly, in the social aspect, the Western influence on Japan lead to an increased sense of national identity amongst the Japanese.
The beginning of the Meiji Era and the road to Japan modernization, all began when Emperor Mutsuhito chose the name “Meiji” meaning “enlightened ruler” for his reign. This era emerged with the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868 and was a period of historic social, political and economic changes leading to Japan’s conversion from a medieval nation to a modern and western nation, that we know of today (Tsutsui, 152). Preceding the 1868 Restoration, Japan was ruled by feudal lords, with a feudal agrarian society and a weak military. At the end of the Meiji Era with the death of the Emperor in 1912, Japan was a well-advanced nation with a constitutional monarchy, a democratically elected parliament, a strong modern military, a thriving economy
It was controlled by hundreds of semi-independent feudal lords. The end of the Meiji period in 1912, was brought about due to the death of the emperor, but Japan as a nation had completely changed its economic and social workings, and was moving towards industrialization, a development that was expected of Japan by Western powers. By 1912, Japan had a highly centralized, bureaucratic government; a constitution establishing an elected government; a well-developed transport and communications system; a highly-educated population free of feudal class restrictions; an established industrial sector which relied on the latest technologies; and a powerful army and navy. The Meiji Restoration resulted in a political revolution that
When the internment order first came out, citizen Fred Korematsu was arrested for not complying with the order for those of Japanese descent to report to camps (E). He then sued based on fact that he as an American citizen had the right to live where he wanted. Unfortunately, he lost his case in a 6-3 Supreme Court decision, stating that during wartime such measures were necessary to ensure national safety (E). Beside Korematsu, many wanted to demonstrate their loyalty as citizens of the United States by joining the military, however, they were barred from service (C). It was not until 1943 that the recruitment of Japanese Americans, specifically the Nisei or the American citizens, began (C).
Japan had first created a plan to bring new order in Asia of 1938 (Doc.C). Time went by and in the beginning of 1941, Japanese high schools and colleges were required to teach about the new world order idea to help everyone understand the process (Doc.A). Japan believed that the old order of both the Europeans and the American controlled systems was crumbling. They believed that their new order led by their emperor would take over and replace the old order (Doc. A).