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The institution of Emperor in Japan
Posted:Mar 6, 2017
 
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By Rajaram Panda
 
Japan is a special country in several ways. For centuries, it remained isolated and disconnected with the outside world. But once it opened itself up to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854 by the use of force by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the United States Navy, Japan has never looked back. In little over two and half centuries since then, Japan’s history has traversed through tumultuous journey, leading to the perilous course of war, militarism, expansionist foreign policy, colonialism till its final capitulation in 1945 following the announcement of surrender by the Showa Emperor Hirohito.
 
 
The Pioneer, March 6, 2017
 
 
 
 
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