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Old 06-08-2015, 06:27 PM   #60
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Emperor Meiji..
The Meiji Restoration (明治維新 Meiji Ishin), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Renovation, Revolution, Reform, or Renewal, was a chain of events that restored practical imperial rule to Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji.. Although there were Emperors before the Meiji Restoration, the restoration established the practical abilities and consolidated the political system under the Emperor of Japan, which previously was held by the Tokugawa shogunate.. The goals of the restored government were expressed by the new emperor in the Charter Oath.. The Restoration led to enormous changes in Japan's political and social structure, and spanned both the late Edo period (often called Late Tokugawa shogunate) and the beginning of the Meiji period.. The period spanned from 1868 to 1912 and was responsible for the emergence of Japan as a modernized nation in the early twentieth century...

Tokugawa shogunate crest..

There were many causes to the Meiji Restoration.. The Japanese knew that they were behind the European world when American Commodore Matthew C. Perry came to Japan to try to issue a treaty that would open up Japanese ports to trade.. Perry came to Japan in large warships with armament and technology that far outclassed those of Japan.. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration, as this revolution came to be known, acted in the name of restoring imperial rule to strengthen Japan against the threat represented by the colonial powers of the day, bringing to an end the era known as Sakoku..The word "Meiji" means "enlightened rule" and the goal was to combine "modern advances" with the traditional, "eastern" values...

The Koishikawa arsenal (小石川工廠 Koishikawa Kōshō), formally Imperial Japanese Army Tokyo Arsenal (日本帝国陸軍東京砲兵工廠 Nippon Teikoku Rikugun Tokyo Hōheikōshō?) was an arsenal in the Koishikawa area of Tokyo, on the grounds of today's Tokyo Dome City and the Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden. It was located on the ground of the former residence of the Prince of Mito...The arsenal was inaugurated in 1871, soon after the Meiji restoration.. One of its main early productions was the Murata rifle, the first locally-produced Japanese rifle. As of 1893, it was producing about 200 rifles and 200,000 cartridges daily.. The arsenal was especially active between the two World Wars, as the Arisaka was produced there..The arsenal suffered considerable destruction during the Great Kantō Earthquake on 1 September 1923.. Complete reconstruction was deemed too expensive, so that the arsenal was transferred to Kokura in Kyūshū (小倉工廠) in October 1935, after 66 years of operation... communist model does not work economically, we all realised that, but the capitalist model in the modern world also looks to be unsustainable..I also think we live in a competitive world..I am, of course, delighted but there was never any doubt about Sol staying..We didn't think he would play on Sunday...

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