Post Tagged with: "Emperor Meiji"

by / on November 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Emperor Meiji’s Birthday Today!

Famous Birthdays Today: 1852 – Mutsuhito, 122nd emperor of Japan. Emperor Meiji (明治天皇, 3 November 1852 – 30 July 1912), or Meiji the Great (明治大帝), was the 122nd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 3 February 1867 until his death. He presided over a time of rapid change in Japan, as the nation rose […]

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by / on February 11, 2012 at 10:14 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events today: 1889 – Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890.

The Constitution of the Empire of Japan, known informally as the Meiji Constitution, was the organic law of the Japanese empire, in force from November 29, 1890 until May 2, 1947. After the Meiji Restoration in 1868, it provided for a form of constitutional monarchy based on the Prussian model, in which the Emperor of Japan was an active ruler […]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 12:40 PM / in Chushojima, Fushimi-ku, Historical Events, History Today, Local Gems, Temples-Shrines

Fushimi-Momoyama Castle: Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s Hide-out!

Fushimi-Momoyama Castle: Fushimi-Momoyama Castle also known as Momoyama Castle or Fushimi-Momoyama Castle. Fushimi-Momoyama Castle is located on a hill, in other words a hilltop castle, which is known in Japanese as a ‘Teikakushiki’. Through numerous instances of being built, burned, and then rebuilt again – even dismantled and scattered throughout Kyoto – this modern replica was built in 1964 and […]

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by / on February 3, 2012 at 10:39 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1867 – Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912).

The Emperor Meiji (明治天皇 Meiji-tennō) (3 November 1852 – 30 July 1912) or Meiji the Great was the 122nd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 3 February 1867 until his death. He presided over a time of rapid change in Japan, as the nation rose from a feudal shogunate to become a world power. […]

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