Unformatted text preview: David Park History Chapter 10 Notes Commodore Matthew Perry: sailed into lower Tokyo Bay. Perry carried a letter from Millard Fillmore, the President of the United States. Demanding to open its ports to diplomatic and commercial exchange. He moved from the old imperial capital in Kyoto to the shogun’s palace in Edo, which was renamed Tokyo:, or eastern capital. The young emperor Mutsuhito who came to power began a long reign known as the Meiji Restoration:. This period which lasted from 1868 to 1912, was a major turning point in Japanese History. Diet: was formed made up of one elected house and on house appointed by the emperor. Japanese started to study and become like the westerners. With such support business dynasties like the Kawasaki family soon ruled over industrial empires. These powerful banking and industrial families were known as a zaibatsu. Homogenous society that is, its people shared a common culture and language. First Sino-Japanese War: As Japan extended its influence in Korea, it came into conflict with language....
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