How Japan Became a Great Power in Only 40 Years (1865 - 1905) // Japanese History Documentary

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Published on Mar 31, 2021
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00:00 Introduction
04:20 The End of the Beginning
10:31 Japan Meets The World
18:00 Business Opportunities
20:33 Meat
24:57 Upgrading The Military
30:22 Rebellion
37:11 Big in the West
44:36 Climbing the Ladder
48:15 Tension with the West
52:58 The First Rank of Nations

Written by Thomas Lockley.
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Edited and narrated by David Kelly.
Art by Matthew Cartwright.

— Music courtesy of:-
Epidemic Sound
Artlist.io

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Image credits:

Treaty of Portsmouth By World Imaging - Own work, photographed at Japan Foreign Ministry archives, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12769311

Allegory of inflation PHGCOM, pre-1868 anonymous Japanese artist, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Hakodate Castle By 京浜にけ at Japanese Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28217497

Imperial Palace Moat By Kakidai - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18542305

内閣府, CC BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Utagawa Image By Rawpixel - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75372106

Treaty By World Imaging - Own work, photographed at Japan Foreign Ministry Archives, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12765184

High School Class By takato marui from Osaka, Japan - 神奈川工業高校, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6496517

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