How did Japan modernize their economy?

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How did Japan modernize their economy?

Meiji Restoration:

Because of its official policy of isolation from the outside world, by 1867 Japan had fallen behind western nations technologically. When he came to the throne in 1867, the Meiji Emperor decided this needed to change.

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Japan modernized its economy in the late 19th century. It imported experts from the US and Europe to advise on how to build factories and modernize...

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The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

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Chapter 9 / Lesson 7
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Due to trade relationships, Japan became increasingly westernized during the Meiji era. Learn the background of Japan's trading system, how the Perry Expedition forced Japan to open its ports, and an overview of the Meiji reform.


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