The 12th through 19th centuries in Japan. During this period local rulers, powerful families or military warlords, dominated the land, while the emperor was merely a figurehead and not a significant political presence.
Code of the Samurai, translates to “way of the warrior”.
A Japanese pilot trained in World War II to make a suicidal crash attack, especially upon a ship.
When the last shogun was overthrown and the emperor assumed direct control over the nation. The Period (1868–1912) was marked by Japan's opening to the West and the establishment of a strong centralized government.
Meiji Restoration - When the last shogun was overthrown and the emperor assumed direct control over the nation. The Period (1868–1912) was marked by Japan's opening to the West and the establishment of a strong centralized government.
Having the belief or idea that your own group or culture is better or more important than others.
Occurs when a strong nation takes over a weaker nation or region and dominates its economic, political, and cultural life. Japan used the European model.
The change from producing items by hand, to mass-producing them by machines in factories.
A state that is controlled and protected by another.
The political transition of land ownership from the control of one entity to another.
The decision to keep merchants, traders, and travelers out of Japan because they did not want outsiders to influence their culture or ideas.
American Naval Officer who is credited with opening and re-establishing regular trade between Japan and the western world in 1853.
American military officer who oversaw the successful Allied occupation and rebuilding of Japan after WWII.
Japan’s leader during WWII in attacks on other Asian countries and the United States. He over saw the Japanese government's unconditional surrender that ended World War II.
President during the end of World War II that gave the orders to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.
The belief that a country should not be involved or interfere with other countries.
An area or place in which important military events occur or are progressing.
A secret military project started in 1942, to produce the first US nuclear weapon.
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