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    As a body which was set to oversee development of the railway system, the Railway Investigation Office had the main function of carrying out studies, applying the results gotten from the studies and testing out the materials. In 1913, it became known as the Research Institute before it was restructured in 1942 as the Railway Technical Research Institute. The standards of the railway in Japan had fallen behind those of other railways around the world by 1945 (Seojima 5). This realization prompted the government to act by importing recent technologies from abroad (Gordon 246). The Japanese National Railway executives started with recruiting top engineers and technicians from private companies and former navy and army laboratories so as to empower…

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    Japan may be a small country who had a small role in the outcome of World War 1, but they still managed to do quite a bit for the Allied side, and when it came to the Paris Peace Conference, they had many demands. From helping Russia to demanding equality, their help will not be forgotten by those affected today. On August 15th, 1914, Japan sent Germany an ultimatum; evacuate Tsing-tau, disarm the warships, and hand the territory over. When Germany blatantly ignored their requests, war…

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    be more nurturing than men; this is a difference of gender. Gender varies across time and culture, as different groups have different beliefs about appropriate behavior for males and female. Now I understood that what is sex and why we have male and female. Then, family is a key term which is so familiar to everybody. Everybody all have a family. We have a lot of members like: father, mother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, and etc. I have a big family with a lot of member live in. we all love and…

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    Japanese Wartime Crimes

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    Sometimes it would be good to examine a frame by looking at the structure. The subtitles of the wartime chapter in the book are "Japan and Manchou", "Wave of the Crisis", "Liberty and Violence", "Dictatorship of Army Headquarters", "the War against China" and "the Pacific War". The clue behind these subtitles is the history of Japanese militarist. In the chapter of "Japan and Moanchou", the book introduces the militarists and their efforts to fight China. The chapter of "Wave of the Crisis"…

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    From around 1600 to the middle of the 19th century, Japan and China chose isolation for themselves to avoid western cultures and their outside influences. As the world around them began to increase their powers and advance with new technologies, Japan and China realized the growing influences they’d once avoided was now upon them. They had to decide if these new western developments were a threat to their cultural identity and how they would be affected. In the beginning, the nations felt they…

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    Japan 2011 Tsunami Summary

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    Japan 2011 Tsunami By Jayden Dwyer Summary On March 11, 2011, 231 miles northeast of Japan a 9.1-magnitude earthquake occurred 15.2 miles underwater. This is the biggest earthquake in Japanese history. The earthquake erupted along a subduction zone, this is where two tectonic plates meet and collide (convergent) with each other. Subduction is a process where one of the two plates slides underneath the other plate melting into the mantle, this builds up stress between the two…

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    Change In Kokoro Novel

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    The Narrator, a young man graduating from college, is undergoing a transition that is analogous to the major changes of the Meiji reform. He is young, and full or life, much like the modernization that was gripping Japan at the time; the rush to modernize was especially in major cities like Tokyo, where the Narrator spends the bulk of their time. The next age group, holding Sensei and K, are trapped in a battle between modernization and more traditional values. They seem to resist change, but…

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    East Asia Dbq Analysis

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    East Asia saw significant changes and continuities with regard to attitudes of acceptance and rejection towards Western ideas from 1815 C.E. to 1939 C.E. From 1815 C.E. to 1939 C.E., China and Japan recognized that they needed to westernize in order to fend off Western powers. However, by 1939 C.E., the nature of the Western ideas adopted in Japan shifted. Throughout this period, China peoples remained aggressive in their attempts to reject most Western ideas. However, by 1939 C.E., the Chinese…

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    Pre-modern Asia was home to a vast selection of cultures, most of which were more closely associated with ethnic and religious groups rather than a given nation. The influx of imperialism brought cultural differences to the forefront of Asia’s attention, as in the face of alien cultures with far fewer similarities, Asian cultural groups with shared geography that had formerly seemed more different than alike began to obtain a growing consciousness of their similarities in response to the…

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    countries were finding themselves behind in advances in several different realms, such as, the military and in technology. Japan and China were suffering under the pressures to surrender to outside forces and open up trade with foreign merchants. With the increase of imperialism, the western forces/countries were pushing harder for trade. They wanted to increase trade and therefore vied with Eastern Asian countries to have accessible and open boundaries and an expansion of ports. The West was…

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