The Constitution of the Empire of Japan (1889)’s Chapter II is dedicated entirely to the rights and duties of subject which includes democratic ideas like fair trial, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and so on. While the Japanese monarchy maintained traditional beliefs, the inclusion of democratic values was new and was unsurprisingly respected by the masses. Yet again, this is a clear example of Japan’s willingness to adapt Western beliefs to fit into their own political system. It was through the adoption of adapted Western tactics and technology that Japan was able to modernize so quickly and efficiently. Industrialization became a major focus after the Japanese saw Commodore Perry 's powerful ships and weapons and interesting technologies.
Additionally, another circumstance was when U.S fleets sailed into Edo bay to present treaties to overrule Japan including the supreme classes. Through the medium of this, it meant that the Samurais transformed greatly from being high class warriors to ordinary bureaucrats. This ideal significantly outlined that Japan’s philosophy and social structure was not all that persistent but turned out to be frail. As a consequence, it made Japan think diversely and came upon the decision that they should overhaul their current condition and
When Japan began to unify, looking to its most powerful neighbor for guidance was the best choice for the budding empire. Using centralized government policies found in the Tang Dynasty, Japan was able to centralize their nation very quickly. By eliminating clansman through legislature and then replacing them with administrators; Japan created a new, loyal aristocracy. By emulating Tang’ land reforms, Japan successfully enacted a taxation system that they could modify as the empire changed. Without China, especially the Tang Dynasty, Japan would not have formed such a stable nation in
As the aim of Pitelka was to establish to audiences the considerable influence that the Tokugawa Shogun had on cultural and political aspects of Japanese identity and their overall development that we see today, I would acknowledge that the article does indeed achieve this desired
Was the Meiji Restoration a revolution? By adapting the motto of the Meiji Restoration “wealthy country and strong arms,” the Meiji Restoration was successful instilling a sense of nationhood standing against the Western Powers and have transformed Japan into an economic juggernaut having one of the top economy in the world. The Meiji Restoration was a significant turning point in Japanese history because it led to revolutionary changes in Japan’s economic and political structures. But whether the Meiji Restoration is a revolution is still up for debate. The Meiji Restoration may not be a revolution in the traditional sense however it can’t be denied that the steps taken and changes made were revolutionary.
Did you know that Pearl Harbor was actually the beginning of WWII? Some don’t, but I believe you have to know where you came from to know where you're going. I believe that Franklin Roosevelt was a great leader. He quickly studied Japan after the attack and helped America get back up after being knocked down for staying out of the war. To be a servant leader you need to build better organizations and ultimately a caring world overall.
During the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century United States main goal was to imperialize other territories. After the Spanish- American War, the United States became an imperialist power by annexing the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Samoa. Americans also developed overseas trade with China and Japan. The United States proposition was to expand their region because they wanted to influence other nations for new trading locations, more resources and the increase of military protection. In spite of the fact that they had the same proposition, their political and economical motives were departed.
In spite of Japan 's doings which in fact lead us into participating in the war the Pearl Harbor attack did indeed change America’s history. Mainly giving America a rough patch and many hardships. Although it did give courage to our country while also believing that this war was the first of many more to come. In the final analysis, Japan’s actions in Pearl Harbor did indeed change the course of America’s history. Just think how would it be if Pearl Harbor hadn’t happened.
However, just because the Japanese would have done the same to the Americans does not make it correct, but ultimately it justifies it. No country came into World War II simply to participate, people were there to claim victory and in essence, the Americans did what they had to do to win against one of the most brutal adversaries the world had
The military’s necessity is a very big priority. In conclusion the internment of the Japanese-Americans was justified because America needed security in the West Coast, fear of an attack/invasion, and because the internment was a military necessity. Although the internment was justified, there are many reasons why it was not justified. The Japanese were of no threat to the American society. “The Japanese here i almost exclusively a farmer, a fisherman or a small businessman”(Munson 2).
Japan didn’t open to foreigners until the mid-19th century. Japan quickly realized the situation and began to modernize and westernize as fast as possible. Japan wanted to be strong enough to resist domination of western imperialists who wanted Japan for their own. Japan also wanted to become the strongest Asian country. Japan’s tactics of rapid modernization succeeded, and kept the country and government independent of foreign control.
Writing history like this makes history more real and more relatable. The trade-off is that it also makes history a little less objective. Additionally, Feifer did something the other books did not. He examines the legacy left behind after Perry’s arrival, specifically, the impact of Japanese remembrance of the opening. Feifer posits that as a whole, Japan was humiliated when it was forced open the way it was.
America could not have stopped Japan (source F). The fact the American president reiterates the point that the attack was a surprise, emphasizes the argument that Japan was definitely acting as the aggressor. One needs to keep in mind that this source is extremely biased and provides insight regarding American attitude. Roosevelt aims to ensure that the American public were aware of the fact that it was necessary to enter war with Japan as they had committed a war crime against the United States of
“War is the health of the States” was a phrase coined by Randolph Bourne. Once America Had declared war against Germany many Progressives, labor leaders, and socialist rallied around President Wilson and supported the notion of war. Why? Well because it would help the economy and the state of our workforce. During this time we saw the military service grow exponentially and new agencies pop up everywhere to regulate several sectors like agriculture, transportation, and labor agencies.
The Japanese Internment The Japanese were welcome in America once until the attack on Pearl Harbor which lead Japanese to concentration camps and were watched over by americans. Was it ok to for the Japanese to be treated this way. The internment of the Japanese was Justified because of military necessity, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the US thinking there would be an invasion. The first reason why this is Justified is because of military necessity. “The security of the Pacific Coast continues to require the exclusion of Japanese from the area now prohibited to them and will so continue as long as that military necessity exists(Dewitt,1943).” So military necessity will help us become more secure and safe.