Meiji



[mey-jee] /ˈmeɪˈdʒi/

noun, Japanese History.
1.
the designation of the period of the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito from 1868 to 1912.
/ˈmeɪˈdʒiː/
noun
1.
(Japanese history) the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito (1867–1912), during which Japan began a rapid process of Westernization, industrialization, and expansion in foreign affairs
2.
the throne name of Mutsuhito (ˌmuːtsʊˈhiːtəʊ). 1852–1912, emperor of Japan (1867–1912)

“period of rule of emperor Mutsuhito” (1868-1912), which was marked by modernization and Westernization, 1873, from Japanese, literally “enlightened government.”

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