- the designation of the period of the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito from 1868 to 1912.
Origin of Meiji
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One was a 19-year-old student at Meiji University and the other a 28-year old man in Fukuoka Prefecture.‘I Will Commit a Massacre’
Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky
February 25, 2013
In Japan the present year is the 42nd of Meiji, that is, the 42nd of the present Emperor's reign.Time and Its Measurement
The 11th of February in the 22d year of Meiji saw the promulgation of the imperial Constitution.Japan
The next letter is dated June 27th, '92, 25th year of Meiji.Lafcadio Hearn
Nina H. Kennard
The restoration of the Meiji had ended the age of feudalism, at least on the surface.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
Nearly all the prominent philosophers of the Meiji era may be classed under some branch of German idealism.Japan and the California Problem
- Japanese history the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito (1867–1912), during which Japan began a rapid process of Westernization, industrialization, and expansion in foreign affairs
- the throne name of Mutsuhito (ˌmuːtsʊˈhiːtəʊ). 1852–1912, emperor of Japan (1867–1912)
Word Origin and History for meiji
"period of rule of emperor Mutsuhito" (1868-1912), which was marked by modernization and Westernization, 1873, from Japanese, literally "enlightened government."