Question by  ShirleyThaler (39)

What was the impact of the Meiji restoration on Japan?

I need help with my Japan history.


Answer by  Clement (1453)

The Meiji restoration has lead to abolishment of the traditional four occupations, accelerated the industrialization of Japan, strengthened its military and reformed the land-ownership rules.


Answer by  wally (39)

The main impact of the meiji restoration in japan was that it accelerated industrialization as a result of wich japan became a major military power in 1905. the coal production increased from 600,000 tons in 1875 to 21,300,000 anually in 1913.


Answer by  Anonymous

The most significant change (along with industrialisation) was the systematic outward breakdown of an established class system - the four occupations - and replacing it with the modern, westernised class sytem we have today of upper, middle and lower class.


Answer by  rhistory (224)

The Meiji restoration was crucial in increasing the military of Japan and the rapid industrialization of Japan. This industrialization helped Japan win the 1905 war with Russia.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The Meiji restoration essentially closed Japan to the world until the United States made contact in the 1800s. This period of isolation led to Japan essentially missing the early Industrial revolution, falling behind other countries technologically.

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