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  History of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emphasis was especially placed on Japan's "preeminent interests" in the Korean Peninsula, once famously described as a "dagger pointed at the heart of Japan." It was tensions over Korea and Manchuria, respectively, that led Japan to become involved in the first Sino-Japanese War with China in 1894-1895 and the Russo-Japanese War with Russia in 1904-1905.
Japan was denied an indemnity, which lead to riots due to the massive amounts of public investiture and fervor in the war.
Japan went to the peace conference at Versailles in 1919 as one of the great military and industrial powers of the world and received official recognition as one of the "Big Five" of the new international order.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Feudal_Japan   (7180 words)

 History of Japan - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The written history of Japan began with brief appearances in Chinese history texts from the first century A.D., but abundant archaeological evidence demonstrates that people were living on the islands, which were actually adjoined to the mainland until about 13,000 years ago, as early as the upper paleolithic period.
The most traumatic event of the period was the Mongol invasions of Japan between 1272 and 1281, in which massive Mongol forces with superior naval technology and weaponry attempted a full-scale invasion of the Japanese islands.
In 1615, Japan also sent embassies to the Americas and Europe, headed by the samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga, although these efforts were defeated by the deteriorating relationship between Japan and Catholic countries.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/History_of_Japan   (6085 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Feudal Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
samurai SAMURAI [samurai], knights of feudal Japan, retainers of the daimyo.
feudalism FEUDALISM [feudalism], form of political and social organization typical of Western Europe from the dissolution of Charlemagne's empire to the rise of the absolute monarchies.
Satsuma SATSUMA [Satsuma], peninsula, Kagoshima prefecture, SW Kyushu, Japan.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Feudal+Japan   (597 words)

 Japanese history: Edo Period
In 1633, shogun Iemitsu forbade travelling abroad and almost completely isolated Japan in 1639 by reducing the contacts to the outside world to very limited trade relations with China and the Netherlands in the port of Nagasaki.
The most important philosophy of Tokugawa Japan was Neo-Confucianism, stressing the importance of morals, education and hierarchical order in the government and society: A strict four class system existed during the Edo period: at the top of the social hierarchy stood the samurai, followed by the peasants, artisans and merchants.
In addition, Japan regularly experienced natural disasters and years of famine that caused riots and further financial problems for the central government and the daimyo.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2128.html   (720 words)

 Feudal Japan
Japan was effectively cut-off from the rest of the world, a conscious decision on their part.
Prior to 1868, Japan was run by a system that loosely resembled the feudal systems of Europe in the middle ages.
Under the Shogun system Japan situated themselves into a system of almost total isolation from the rest of the world, and because of this isolation Japan enjoyed several centuries of peace and prosperity.
filebox.vt.edu /users/jearnol2/MeijiRestoration/feudal_japan.htm   (377 words)

 History of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japan did enjoy friendly relations with Silla Korea as well as formal relationships with Tang China.
However, this umbrella organization did not have a cohesive political agenda and factional in-fighting persisted throughout its existence, meaning Japan did not devolve into a totalitarian state.
The U.S.A. initially heavily encouraged Japan's development, seeing a strong Japan as a necessary counterbalance to Communist China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Japan   (7180 words)

It was different from European-style feudalism in that the samurai weren't rewarded by being given estates to run directly — the system which created medieval Europe's pyramid-style pattern of land ownership.
The rise of the samurai and feudal system thwarted any hope the peasants might have had of improving their status — over the next several centuries, Japanese peasants were reduced to serfdom, bound to the land and treated as the property of the local lord for whom they worked.
The end of the bakufu came in 1333, when the Hojo family was exterminated by a rival clan, and this action brought the first phase of Japanese feudal age to an end.
www.loyno.edu /~seduffy/feudaljapan.html   (1558 words)

Unlike many other island nations, Japan did not suffer military invasions from other countries, so for almost fifteen centuries, Japan has been, with the exception of influence from China, virtually isolated from its neighbors.
It is also important to note that in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, the Ainu people, who are genetically and culturally different from the rest of the Japanese, speak a language that has proven even more difficult to relate to a single language family.
It is not uncommon in contemporary Japan for the same house to set up both Buddhist and Shinto family altars, or to enact Shinto and Buddhist rituals at weddings and funerals.
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/hum210/tml/japantml/japantml.htm   (2658 words)

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Japan is famous for its castles built during a time when the nation was controlled by military leaders called Shoguns.
The capital of Japan during the Tokugawa Shogunate was Edo (present day Tokyo), however, Ieyasu built the Nijo Castle in the old capital of Kyoto as a symbol of his power.
These knights of feudal Japan carried two swords, a short one for defense and a longer sword for battle.
www.jlhs.nhusd.k12.ca.us /Classes/Social_Science/Japan_Visit/Castles.html   (670 words)

 Japan to 1615 by Sanderson Beck
Korean scholars were sent to Japan in the fourth century by the king of Paekche, but Japanese military assistance requested against the kingdom of Silla in 391 arrived too late to save Paekche.
Japan maintained an imperial theocracy by keeping the emperor's department of worship over the council of state; they considered the hereditary emperor more important than the mandate of heaven, and birth still counted more than ability in Japan.
Japan used conscripted armies to subjugate the Edo in the north and the Hayato in southern Kyushu.
www.san.beck.org /3-11-Japanto1615.html   (17262 words)

 Samurai Sisters: Early Feudal Japan - Sample Activity (Women in World History Curriculum)
Early Feudal Japan: In the early feudal period, samurai women were expected to exhibit loyalty, bravery, and take on the duty of revenge.
By the later feudal ages, the law of primogeniture prevailed as increasing disputes over property resulted in girls being debarred from rights to inherited property.
As time went on, however, the later feudal age samurai ideal of the obedient, submissive woman was accepted by the common people and peasant women lost much of their earlier independence.
www.womeninworldhistory.com /sample-08.html   (913 words)

 [Regents Prep Global History] Imperialism: Japan
A campaign to rid Asia of European imperialism was waged in which Japan occupied nations once held by the French, British, and the Dutch.
By 1940, Japan announced that it would form a Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere which encouraged Asian nations to resist western imperialists in order to contribute to the industrial needs of the Japanese war machine.
By the 1980s Japan was being compared to the United States and West Germany as one of the great economic powers of the world.
regentsprep.org /Regents/global/themes/imperialism/japan.cfm   (423 words)

 Notes On Feudal Japan
The Samurai are the driving force of this feudal society, and as such is a most appropriate case-study for understanding the nature of Japanese feudalism.
Therefore, when the 1850's came around and feudal Japan was faced with the reality of the west already undergoing the industrial revolution, there was a level of craftsmanship unheard of outside of Asia.
There is a particularly fascinating feudal development that relates to merchant culture: at roughly the same time as the northern Italians (and perhaps a bit earlier: 1400-1500s), money replaced rice as the primary means of exchange at Sakai, the merchant village established on foreign trade and not feudal relations.
www.blueladder.com /education/whistjapannotes1.htm   (1784 words)

 Articles on Art
Saito Musashibo Benkei was a historic monk warrior in feudal Japan of great strength and a legendary figure.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was the second unifier of Japan after a period of more than 100 years of civil wars that had ravaged the country.
The great naval battle of Dannoura in 1185 was the final climax of a long series of bitter wars of two powerful families in feudal Japan.
www.artelino.com /forum/articles.asp?mey=11   (395 words)

 Core Knowledge - Lesson Plans
Section three, "Medieval Japan: An Age of Political Fluidity," is of particular importance because it focuses on Feudal Japan.
Students may conclude that before there was a scientific explanation for the beginnings of Japan, people came up with their own explanations, based on their views of the world.
Students may be familiar with the location of Japan, Tokyo, Mount Fuji, the Pacific Ocean, and the Sea of Japan from their studies in second grade.
www.coreknowledge.org /CK/resrcs/lessons/598FeudalJapan.htm   (4223 words)

 [Regents Prep Global History] Golden Ages: Japan
At that point, Japan began to have direct contact with China, which was ruled by the Tang Dynasty.
Under the leadership of the Tokugawa Shoguns, Japan experience a time of peace and stability.
This led to a strengthening of the economy, as agriculture and commerce were improved.
regentsprep.org /regents/global/themes/goldenages/japan.cfm   (365 words)

 Amazon.com: The Tokaido Road: A Novel of Feudal Japan: Books: Lucia St. Clair Robson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
She's in feudal Japan and is telling the story of Cat, a daughter of a betrayed man and her quest to stay alive, avenge her father and just maybe, if it doesn't interfere with her duty, find love.
Clair Robson throws the reader back into feudal Japan, untarnished by Western influence (although there is an entertaining scene where the Japanese vie to catch a glimpse of the "orangutans," which were the red-headed Dutch traders who had very limited access to the Japanese mainland).
Robson also shows the harsh world of feudal Japan, where peasants and farmers live on a razor's edge between sustenance and starvation, and samurai are always struggling to maintain honor when disgrace is always lurking.
www.amazon.com /Tokaido-Road-Novel-Feudal-Japan/dp/034535639X   (2324 words)

 Quest in Feudal Japan
It was just a collection of feudal kingdoms much like those you studied in your Middle Ages unit.
When you are finally thrown clear, you find that you have been transported back in time to Feudal Japan.
By creating Quest in Feudal Japan, you and your team have gained a more realistic understanding of what life was like in a different time and place in the world.
cte.jhu.edu /techacademy/fellows/Murphy   (906 words)

 Websites for Feudal Japan
): Historical overview of Japan with a link to Table of events, which is a brief outline of Japanese history.
The Shadow of Nippon, is a reflection of Shadow Earth's Japan during the height of it's feudal period, albeit on a much larger scale.
Feudal Japan: Samurai from the Cleveland Museum (
www.sfusd.k12.ca.us /schwww/sch546/lmc/feudaljapan.htm   (420 words)

 Amazon.frĀ : Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan: Livres en anglais: Eiji Yoshikawa,William Scott ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy.
Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch.
Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence, acts of treachery and self-sacrifice, tenderness and savagery, Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Japan.
www.amazon.fr /Taiko-Novel-Glory-Feudal-Japan/dp/4770026099   (747 words)

 Feudal Japan - www.ezboard.com
In 200AD, Japan was ruled by a warrior-priestess-queen named Himoko (or Pimiko), who ruled several tribes of the Yamataikoku in a land known as Wa to China (later known as Dai Nihon "Great Japan").
Then in 366, Japan invaded Korea lead by Empress Jingo Kogo (who was rumored to be pregnant at that time) and forced Korea to pay tribute to Japan.
Concubines were vastly inferior to the wife in the feudal household, having no more rank than a servant.
login.ezboard.com /fwordsofrpgfrm24.showMessage?topicID=1.topic   (1292 words)

 The Wargamer Presents: Warfare in Feudal Japan
Feudal Japan is under attack from invading Mongol hordes in the official expansion pack for Shogun: Total War.
Get the latest info from Mother May I on the Feudal Japan modification of the popular Rogue Spear tactical combat game.
Int/Land/Tac-Op A pseudo-historical game of medieval Japan, it was marred by a user interface that was difficult to use and a random setup which made any pretense to history purely coincidental.
www.wargamer.com /shogun/gamesmain.asp   (1431 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)

 Walk Japan :: Tours ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Walk Japan's original and best selling tour, The Nakasendo Way is a unique walking exploration of Japan, its history and culture.
This 11-night tour explores one of the old highways of Japan, the Nakasendo, or the 'road through the central mountains'.
Once a main thoroughfare of feudal Japan, today the Nakasendo provides a delightful excursion through scenic countryside.
www.walkjapan.com /tours   (258 words)

 Humbul Record : Feudal Japan
'Feudal Japan' is a relatively short web site chronicling Japanese history from the Heiji War (1159 AD) to the outbreak of the Onin War (1467 AD).
The historical narrative is divided into a page on the background and aftermath of the Heiji War and pages on the Kamakura Bakufu and the Ashikaga Bakufu.
These excerpts from primary texts are more relevant to an earlier period of history than to the feudal era under discussion.
www.humbul.ac.uk /output/full3.php?id=9137   (224 words)

 Feudal Japan
Feudal BeliefsSite 3 - - The site here gives information on the Samurai, Bushido, etc. in those categories.
Very well done with breaking down the time periods of Feudal Japan.
Site 24 - - This site goes deep into Feudal Japan.
www.angelfire.com /dragon3/michael_royston   (396 words)

 MrDonn.org - Ancient, Feudal, Modern Japan, lessons and activities for K-12 teachers and students
MrDonn.org - Ancient, Feudal, Modern Japan, lessons and activities for K-12 teachers and students
Many Lesson for Japan, by grade and subject
Shinto is Japan’s main religion, and teaches that everything in nature is filled with spirits.
k12east.mrdonn.org /Japan.html   (234 words)

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