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    Totalitarian Japan During 1867,Mutsuhito Kyōto raised to power and established the meiji empire which later become the greatest time period in Japanese history.The empire not only followed European’s “footstep” of being industrialized,it also received the ambition,greeds from its “European parents”.Japan later on invaded Korea,China due to its resource difficulties but Japan didn’t stop there, in order to control the people inside its large territory Hideki Tojyo,which was the prime minister of Japan at the time,introduced a system of government called “Militarism”.Adolf Hitler at the time period was one of the representative figure of Militarism as well as Benito Mussolini,Militarism not only support the idea of being an totalitarian country,but…

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    Lasting a little longer than a century (c. 1467 – c. 1573), the Sengoku period was a very important and well-known stage in the history of Medieval Japan, as it marked the beginning of when Japan became reunified. Also known as the Warring States period, this time period was marked by conspiracy involving the political system, conflict inside the Japanese military and commotion within the Japanese society. During the Sengoku period, a number of battles, wars, invasions and other disastrous…

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    Japanese public were not known about the traditions of Ainu and their culture. Ainu was the symbols of ignorant by the government of Japan for many years. The policies and behavior of government made Ainu as invisible status. The major issue in the twenty first century is the protection of rights of indigenous people over the entire world. United Nations also draw attention for the protection, education, clothing, advancement and other sources for the indigenous people. The word Ainu is compared…

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    Tokugawa Era As Tokugawa Ieyasu once said “The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience.” Tokugawas main goal was to unite Japan, no matter how long it took. To him patience was not just waiting, it was enduring the hardships and all about self control. Tokugawa came to power by claiming descent from Minamoto Yamritomo. He ruled over japan from 1590–1616, and after his death his heirs occupied the shogunate and japan enjoyed peace for more than 250…

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    important, and literature became greatly prized. The aristocrats created a spectacular culture that still lives on to this day. Heian-kyo, the new capital of Japan, became the first true Japanese city. It was called the new capital because in 794, Emperor Kammu moved the capital to Heian-kyo. This event marked the start of the Heian period, which lasted until 1185. The Heian era was a peaceful and inventive…

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    Samurai Women Essay

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    The History of Warring Women Though samurai in the traditional sense where not formed until the late-Heian period. High ranking women engaged in combat and took military command. Instances of onna-bugeisha date from before Japan’s first occurrences of written history all the way to the mid-nineteenth. The warrior women’s roles in war transformed several times throughout the expansive timeline in which they existed. Some of the first evidence of combative women dates from the mid Kofun Period…

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    and negative events (Varley, 92; 93). Poetry possesses significance to higher society in waka form, and becomes more articulate (Varley, 97). Popular poetic subjects include melancholy nostalgia, yūgen (mystery and depth), aware (sadness), and sabi (loneliness) (96). The Man'yoshu receives study as a result of the mutual nostalgia, and the first literary commentary is written (97). It further results in the poetry anthology Shinkokinshu which also emphasizes the Kamakura aesthetic yūgen (97).…

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    The Theme in Japan’s History Japan’s history is one of the most fascinating histories to learn about and research. There are many different events in their history that shaped their country and have given them the identity of who they are right now as a country. There are many different themes that are present in this country’s fine history, but there is one theme that is the most important and influential that I believe is what makes Japan who they are now. In the previous lessons and readings…

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    Horserider Theory

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    Plenty of archaeological evidences are suggesting a strong connection between Korean peninsula and Japan in early Yamato state period. Then comes the interesting question, why and how the connection was build. Different explanations were forged and debates are fierce given limited information during that period. One very influential one called Horserider theory argues that Korean people invaded Japanese islands where no state is presented and bring them advanced political, cultural, material and…

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    Samurai Downfall

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    The Downfall of the once Great Samurai Samurai’s have a long, rich history and what it meant to be a Samurai is honor, valor, loyalty. You were also wealthy and were one of the elites of Japan’s class system. Although samurais were once known as “Great”, the samurai’s downfall was inevitable because they want to keep the same traditions not trying modernize. During the eighth century, the Heian Period, around the year 800 to 1200, Samurai originally was referred to household…

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