The Japanese blamed the leader of Japan for the other countries coming to Japan.
Yeah Not Cool "Shogun"
It's because of you that the other countries have came to our territory.
So in 1868, the Japanese overthrew the shogun and replaced him with an emperor.
Overthrow this useless leader !!
Please, do not do this I'm sorry...
Later, the Emperor Meiji immediately started taking steps to modernize Japan. This was known as the Meiji Restoration.
I am Emperor Mejij
I am going to make Japan better and stronger
Emperor Meiji knew if Japan was going to compete with the US and Great Britain, it needed to be as advanced as they are.
Let's get to thinking then.
We need to think of ideas on how to make Japan a better place and be as advanced as all of those countries
Emperor sent students to industrialized countries to learn their machines, skills, and methods. He also hired experts to move to Japan and teach them industrialization methods. The emperor banned the samurai class.
Okay show us how to use these methods.
We will teach our methods so we can be more successful as a group.
Between 1868-1890, Japan industrialized itself and caught up with the United States, Britain, Germany, and France.
Thank you so much for everything !!
Together we will make Japan better. Claim territory from other countries and make Japan a better place to be.