Meiji period

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History of Japan

Meiji period (明治時代 Meiji-jidai?), also known as the Meiji era, was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Keiō and before Taishō. This period started in September 1868 and ended in July 1912.[1] During this time, the emperor was Meiji-tennō (明治天皇?).[2]

The nengō Meiji means "Enlightened Rule"[3] or "Enlightened Government".[4]

Events of the Meiji period[change | edit source]

The years in which Meiji was the Japanese monarch comprise this modern period or era.[5]

  • 30 July 1912 (Meiji 45, 30th day of the 7th month): Meiji died.[7]

Politics[change | edit source]

  • 1892 (Meiji 25): Ito became 5th Prime Minister[12]
  • 1896 (Meiji 29): Matsukata became 6th Prime Minister[12]
  • 1898 (Meiji 31): Ito became 7th Prime Minister[12]
  • 1898 (Meiji 31): Yamagata became 9th Prime Minister[12]
  • 1900 (Meiji 33): Ito became 10th Prime Minister[12]
  • 1908 (Meiji 41): Katsura became 13th Prime Minister[12]
  • 1911 (Meiji 44): Saionji became 14th Prime Minister[12]

Gallery[change | edit source]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Meiji-jidai" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 624.
  2. Nussbaum, "Meiji-Tennō" at p. 624.
  3. Dean, Meryll. (2002). Japanese Legal System, p. 55.
  4. Nussbaum, "Meiji" at p. 624.
  5. GlobalSecurity.org, Japanese years; retrieved 2012-12-15.
  6. Nussbaum, "Meiji-isshin" at p. 624.
  7. Meyer, Eva-Maria. (1999). Japans Kaiserhof in der Edo-Zeit, p. 186; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), (明治天皇 (122); retrieved 2012-5-27.
  8. Nussbaum, "Itō Hirobumi" at p. 404.
  9. Nussbaum, "Kuroda Kiyotaka" at p. 578.
  10. Nussbaum, "Yamagata Aritomo" at p. 1038.
  11. Nussbaum, "Matsukata Masayoshi" at p. 618.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 Prime Minister of Japan and Cabinet (Kantei), "Prime Ministers in History, 1st-30th (1885-1934)"; retrieved 2012-4-29.
  13. Nussbaum, "Ōkuma Shigenobu" at p. 748.
  14. Nussbaum, "Katsura Tarō" at p. 494.
  15. Nussbaum, "Saionji Kinmochi" at p. 808.

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Meiji 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887
Meiji 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31th 32th 33th 34th 35th 36th 37th 38th 39th 40th
1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907
Meiji 41st 42nd 43rd 44th 45th
1908 1909 1910 1911 1912
Preceded by:
Keiō
Era or nengō:
Meiji
Succeeded by:
Taishō