Taishō period

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History of Japan

The Taishō period (大正時代 Taishō jidai?), also known as the Taishō era, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Meiji and before Shōwa.[1] This period started on July 30, 1912 and ended on December 25, 1926. During this time, the emperor was Emperor Taishō-tennō (大正天皇?).

The nengō Taishō means "Great Justice"[2] or "Great Righteousness".

Events of the Taishō period[change | edit source]

The years in which Taishō was the Japanese monarch comprise this period or era.[3]

  • 1920 (Taishō 9): First census of Japan, population 77 million[4]
  • 1925 (Taishō 14): Emperor accepts principle of the right to vote for everyone[2]

Politics[change | edit source]

  • 1923 (Taishō 12): Yamamoto became 22nd Prime Minister[13]

Gallery[change | edit source]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Taishō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 929.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Nussbaum, "Taishō Tennō" at p. 929.
  3. GlobalSecurity.org, Japanese years; retrieved 2012-12-15.
  4. "First Census of the Japanese Empire Gives Its Total Population as 77,005,112," New York Times. March 2, 1921; retrieved 2011-12-15.
  5. Nussbaum, "Saionji Kinmochi" at p. 808.
  6. Nussbaum, "Katsura Tarō" at p. 494.
  7. Nussbaum, "Yamamoto Gonnohyōe" at p. 1042.
  8. Nussbaum, "Ōkuma Shigenobu" at p. 748.
  9. Nussbaum, "Terauchi Masaki" at p. 964.
  10. Nussbaum, "Hara Kei" at p. 289.
  11. Nussbaum, "Takahashi Korekiyo" at p. 932.
  12. Nussbaum, "Katō Tomosaburō" at p. 493.
  13. Prime Minister of Japan and Cabinet (Kantei), 1st-30th (1885-1934); retrieved 2011-12-15.
  14. Nussbaum, "Kiyoura Keigo" at p. 534.
  15. Nussbaum, "Katō Takaaki (Takaakira)" at p. 492.
  16. Nussbaum, "Wakatsuki Reijirō" at p. 1025.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Media related to Taishō era at Wikimedia Commons


Taishō 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926
Preceded by:
Meiji
Era or nengō:
Taishō
Succeeded by:
Shōwa