Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (6)
Reconjuring the Vision of the Meiji Centennial

Murai, Ryota
Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (6): Reconjuring the Vision of the Meiji Centennial

In an essay inspired by the recent forum on “Japan Since the Meiji Restoration,” political scientist Ryota Murai reflects on the Japanese government’s 1968 celebration of the Meiji centennial and finds in the Sato cabinet’s core message a yardstick for measuring Japan’s recent and future progress.

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Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (5)
Panel Discussion

Iokibe, Kaoru Komiya, Kazuo Miyagi, Taizo Hosoya, Yuichi
Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (5): Panel Discussion

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the January 30, 2018, forum on “Japan since the Meiji Restoration,” held to reassess the 150 years since the start of Japan’s modernization. The following is an abridged transcript of the panel discussion following the presentations.

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Japan since the Meiji Restoration (4)
Meiji 150 as the End of an Era

Hosoya, Yuichi
Japan since the Meiji Restoration (4): Meiji 150 as the End of an Era

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the January 30, 2018, forum on “Japan since the Meiji Restoration,” held to reassess the 150 years since of the start of Japan’s modernization. In Part 4, Yuichi Hosoya explores the significance of “Meiji 150” in the context of world history.

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Project Professor, Global Center for Asian and Regional Research, University of Shizuoka

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