So I have to learn about Japan?..
Why? How? Ugh...
Economy... -Fish, farm rice,harvest soy, silk
Values Obedience Confucionism
Knowledge Schools for all Learn to be samurais
Social Structure Shogun, samurai and daimyo
Time Edo and Meiji Period
Geography Forests, mountains, island Live along the coast
So why did Japan close their doors to the rest of the world?
How? Exclusion Laws -no Christians -no foreign objects -no entering -no leaving....
Shogun wanted to prevent more war
Shogun wanted to maintain control
I'm Commodore Perry from the USA. We demand you open your doors, We demand you trade with us.
Japan is scared.. They sign the Treaty of Kanagawa... Starts a civil war.
Japan opens their doors... And tries to catch up with the rest of the world...
The Meiji Period is upon them.