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 China and Japan, Chapter 16 by James D. Johnston
The Empire of Japan consists of a chain of islands lying on the Eastern coast of the continent of Asia, and extending south-east and north-west from the latitude of 31° to 48° N., and including in longitude from the 129th to the 150th meridian.
The sea of Japan is enclosed between this chain of islands, and the opposite coasts of Corea and Manchu Tartary, and communicates by means of straits with the Chinese Sea, on the south, the Pacific Ocean on the east, and the Sea of Ochotsk on the north.
Japan, they say, was during that period of time governed by a succession, or evolution of seven celestial spirits,or gods, which are called by them the seven great celestial spirits, each of which reigned an immense but undetermined number of years.
www.myoutbox.net /caj16.htm   (5013 words)

 Interwar Japan
Japan and Britain, both of whom wanted to keep Russia out of Manchuria, signed the Treaty of Alliance in 1902, which was in effect until in 1921 when the two signed the Four Power Treaty on Insular Possessions, which took effect in 1923.
Japan's military expansionism and quest for national self- sufficiency eventually led the United States in 1940 to embargo war supplies, abrogate a long-standing commercial treaty, and put greater restrictions on the export of critical commodities.
Japan countered that it would not use force unless "a country not yet involved in the European war" (that is, the United States) attacked Germany or Italy.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/IntJapan.html   (8730 words)

 A short history of Japan
Traditional Japanese legend maintains that the Empire of Japan is founded in 600 BC by Emperor Jimmu, a direct descendant of the sun goddess and ancestor of the present ruling imperial family.
Japan fights World War I on the side of the victorious Allies, giving it opportunity to expand its influence in Asia and its territorial holdings in the Pacific.
The Japanese invasion of China in 1937 follows Japan's signing of the "anti-Comintern pact" with Germany the previous year and is part of a chain of developments culminating in the Japanese attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor in 1941.
www.electionworld.org /history/japan.htm   (1177 words)

 Imperial Japan - Map - MSN Encarta
Beginning in the late 19th century, Japan fought a series of wars that expanded its control over the Asian mainland.
The Japanese empire reached its height shortly thereafter, in 1942.
Japan lost all of its colonial territories after its defeat in World War II.
encarta.msn.com /media_461543987/Imperial_Japan.html   (100 words)

Japan proceeded to raid the Pacific coastline of Siberia, seizing the entire island of Karafutô to the north of Hokkaidô, and fought battles in central Manchuria against ill-equipped Russian troops, incidentally providing the world with the first experience of modern trench warfare.
The repair of Japan's relations with the League and League member-states was made the top priority of the Foreign Ministry, and in 1951 a chastened Japan had regained its membership in the General Assembly.
Japan's relations with Korea were improving sharply as Japanese investment in the booming Korean economy continued to grow apace, while Japan possessed a very high stature in the wider world.
www.ahtg.net /TpA/modjapan.html   (7456 words)

 Empire of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Largely because of the Western nations' military and cultural influence, Japan was compelled to establish economic relations with United States by signing the Convention of Kanagawa, the first of many treaties which would come to be known as the Unequal Treaties because of their perceived favouritism of US interests.
Japan joined Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler and Fascist Italy under Benito Mussolini as Axis Powers to "establish and maintain new order of things" and defend each other in case if one of the countries got attacked, which was the result of the Tripartite Pact and an alliance.
Japan withdraws from the Washington Naval Treaty (December 29).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Empire_of_Japan   (6333 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Japan's Empire of Cool
Japan's culture of kawaii, or cute, epitomized by playful designs in ice cream colors such as cherry-blossom pink and tea green, is increasingly as recognizable around the world as Americana.
Japan's role in the world has changed dramatically over the decades, from expansionist military empire in the first half of the 20th century to global economic superpower in the 1980s.
Although its economy is still the second-largest in the world, the bursting of Japan's economic bubble in 1990 and its limping economy of the past decade have dimmed the American perception of Japan as a global financial competitor.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A33261-2003Dec26?language=printer   (1922 words)

 Jonathan Swift - Court and Empire of Japan
REGOGE was the thirty-fourth emperor of Japan, and began his reign in the year 341 of the Christian era, succeeding to Nena, a princess who governed with great felicity.
There were two violent parties in the empire, which began in the time of the revolution above mentioned; and at the death of the empress Nena, were in the highest degree of animosity, each charging the other with a design of introducing new gods, and changing the civil constitution.
This prince, before he succeeded to the empire of Japan, was king of Tedsu, a dominion seated on the continent, to the west side of Japan.
www.jaffebros.com /lee/gulliver/other_swift/japan.html   (2253 words)

 Japan's Bridge to China: The Anglo-Japanese Alliance of 1902 - All Empires
Important indemnities and trade concessions had come of these events, as had recognition of Japanese interests in "Corea." Japan was looked upon as distant and exotic, and not as a great power, but her six modern battleships, engineered, built and armed in British yards, constituted the strongest fleet in the Far East in 1901.
Japan had been engaged at least since its Chinese war of 1894 in detaching the Korean kingdom from Chinese influence.
This approach seemed to Japan the only means of securing her interests as she did not have the resources or financial credit to wage a long war.
www.allempires.com /article/index.php?q=anglo_japanese_alliance   (1500 words)

 Pravda.RU:In Japan's Heart, the Empire Lives
The defense establishment and scientific and technical Japan didn't capitulate at all, unlike the army and the navy.
All of them followed the principle of 'joining all Asian nations under the roof of the empire.' These organizations were created with a view to take care of 'Great Japan,' to restore 'the national pride and unity of the nation under the emperor's aegis.' These organizations focus mostly on military plots and assassinations.
In Japan, people of influence are more and more often appealing for the restoration of the Emperor's divinity and to strengthen the Sintoist church (which was the official church before 1945).
newsfromrussia.com /main/2002/11/12/39399_.html   (2270 words)

 Japanese Culture - Royalty - The Imperial Family
According to the historical chronicles of ancient Japan, the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters, AD712) and the Nihon Shoki (Chronicle of Japan, AD720), the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami presented the sanshu no jingi or Imperial Regalia to her grandson, Ninigi no Mikoto.
The emperor was 'sacred and inviolable' and sovereignty rested with him as the Head of the Empire.
The fact that his and Masako's first child was a girl (Aiko) and Masako was reaching an age where another child was increasingly unlikely, there were renewed moves to revise the Imperial House Law to allow female members of the family to ascend to the throne.
www.japan-zone.com /culture/imperial.shtml   (1073 words)

 Emperor of Japan
Japan did acquire an empire, beginning with the annexation of the Ryu Kyu Islands in 1875 and culminating in conquest of Southeast Asia in 1940-1942.
Second, while Japan has an "emperor" it is not formally an "empire." Between 1889 and 1946, the long form of the country's name was the "Empire of Japan." During the American occupation, the Diet (parliament) voted to drop the long form.
After the introduction of Buddhism to Japan and the "merger" of Buddhist and Shintô practice in the eighth century A.D., the emperor continued to function as a shaman king.
www.heraldica.org /topics/royalty/japan.htm   (1501 words)

 The Sorrows of Empire
The Sorrows of Empire scrutinizes the policies, past and present, that have led to American imperialism and the massive defence spending and overseas military deployment that necessarily accompany it.
Johnson outlines the cost of Empire, both for the American people and their Republic, and for the rest of the -world.
Eloquent and impassioned, The Sorrows of Empire is a sombre and cogent analysis, written with an authority that is impossible to ignore.
www.versobooks.com /books/ghij/ij-titles/johnson_c_sorrows_empire.shtml   (282 words)

 Guliver's Travels and Japan - Appendix: On An Account of the Court and Empire of Japan
His most oblique use of Japan is in this "Account." In it almost nothing refers to the actual Asiatic country: "Japan" provides a disguised way to describe corruptionin English politics under George I and at the accession of George II in 1727.
This British history is repeated in a mock-Oriental setting in "An Account of the Court and Empire of Japan"; in 1728 Swift's intention was still to further the Tory cause by denigrating the motives and reputation of Sir Robert Walpole.
It is not known why Swift did not complete "An Account of the Court and Empire of Japan." Perhaps it was too patently libelous of great men to risk its publication.
www.jaffebros.com /lee/gulliver/moonlight/appendix.html   (970 words)

 JAPAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Japan from an Anthropological Perspective An analytical text divided into three sections: Geography and History, Culture and Society, and Contemporary Issues.
Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) "As of November 1997, JPRI has now released all publications prior to 1997.
Counseling and Support in Japan "A 'bi-lingual' page with its main aims are to give information on counseling, online support and mental health care available in Japan and to provide a forum where anyone experiencing emotional challenges can communicate their feelings and get support."
asnic.utexas.edu /asnic/countries/japan   (854 words)

 Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire . Enter Edo | PBS
After becoming supreme ruler in the late 16th century, Tokugawa Ieyasu moved Japan's capitol to Edo, (now known as Tokyo) transforming the sleepy fishing village into the country's premier political and economic center.
Ieyasu and his heirs forced the country's daimyo lords to finance the expansion of Edo, and to live in the city during part of every other year.
The new construction of the city and the vast number of samurai in need of goods and pleasurable pursuits lured merchants, craftsmen and entertainers from all over Japan, and by the 17th century, the population had surpassed a million, making Edo one of the largest cities in the world.
www.pbs.org /empires/japan/enteredo.html   (139 words)

 UCLA Center for East Asian Studies:  Meiji-era Japanese Constitution, 1889
The Empire of Japan shall be reigned over and governed by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal.
The Imperial Throne shall be succeeded to by Imperial male descendants, according to the provisions of the Imperial House Law.
The Emperor is the head of the Empire, combining in Himself the rights of sovereignty, and exercises them, according to the provisions of the present Constitution.
www.isop.ucla.edu /eas/documents/japan1889meijiconstitution.htm   (2887 words)

 CBC News In Depth: Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Post-war Japan is occupied by the Allied powers, which demilitarize the country and supervise return of all territories seized by Japan.
Japan outrages China by approving school textbooks that gloss over Nanjing massacre as an "incident." China allows several anti-Japan protests.
Japan may be the world's second-biggest economy, but it's looking over its shoulder at China's "economic miracle" and knows that it faces an increasingly formidable competitor – and one with a long memory.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/japan/index.html   (1387 words)

 Amazon.com: Empires - Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire: DVD: Japan-Memoirs of a Secret Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
This is a great primer on the history of Japan from the 'Warlord Period' to the end of its isolation in the 19th century.
The series transitions into the exploation of Japan's self-imposed 200-year period of "seclusion" from the "barbarians," and concludes with the "opening" after a long period of isolation with the unexpected (and unsolicited) arrival of US steamships in the mid-19th century, forcing Japan to "open" to the rest of the world.
It focuses on the differences of Japan in comparison to the West and the depth and advancements of the complexities of historical Japan.
www.amazon.com /Empires-Japan-Memoirs-Secret-Empire/dp/B0001KNHSQ   (2324 words)

 Spero News: Evangelization in the Roman Empire and Japan
Spero News: Evangelization in the Roman Empire and Japan
The situation facing the Christian community in Japan today, a century and a half since evangelization resumed in the mid-nineteenth century, is not totally different from that facing the Christian community in the Roman Empire a century and a half after Pentecost.
When Constantine legalized Christianity in the Roman Empire, it was probably not due to a vision at the Milvian Bridge, but rather a recognition of the fact that by increasing just a few percent each year, Christians had become nearly half the population of the empire.
www.speroforum.com /site/print.asp?idarticle=3392   (926 words)

 Ships present in Tokyo Bay
An interesting sidelight concerning this 31-starred flag was the circumstance of its being framed in reverse, as a result of the obverse side's having suffered such decomposition from mildew that it had been necessary at some time in the flag's history to back that side with cotton batting.
The General Order, which was to be issued through the Japanese Government, called upon all commanders in Japan and abroad to lay down their arms, cease hostilities at once, and to remain in their present locations, and it required that all Japanese except the police force in the main islands of Japan be disarmed.
Simultaneously with the formal surrender of the Empire of Japan on 2 September, the title of Commander Allied Naval Forces Southwest Pacific Area was abolished, and all naval forces thereunder, except United States vessels, passed to British Control.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq69-1.htm   (1628 words)

 Empire of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
  It is difficult to place the beginning of the Empire of Japan, as it is difficult to place the beginning of any empire that develops over time.
  The Empire was now in the hands of the Emperor (Emperor Kammu at the time), but was in reality ruled but nobility.
  Along with this, the economic structure of the Empire was similar to that of the English.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/j/f/jfc165/japan.htm   (1358 words)

 U.S. - Japan Treaty of Kanagawa (1854)
There shall be a perfect, permanent, and universal peace, and a sincere and cordial amity between the United States of America on the one part, and the Empire of Japan on the other part, and between their people respectively, without exception of persons or places.
There shall be appointed, by the Government of the United States, Consuls or Agents to reside in Simoda, at any time after the expiration of eighteen months from the date of the signing of this treaty, provided that either of the two Governments deem such arrangement necessary.
In faith whereof we, the respective Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America and the Empire of Japan aforesaid, have signed and sealed these presents.
web.jjay.cuny.edu /~jobrien/reference/ob25.html   (741 words)

 WWW-VL History Index
Japan - A Country Study, from the Library of Congress
Ancient Japan, to 710 A.D. Myth of the formation of Japan in 660 BC
The Constitution of the Empire of Japan (1889)
vlib.iue.it /history/asia/Japan/japan.html   (448 words)

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