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HST303 L9 J

China, Japan & East Asia in World History - Lecture 9: Japan

Adopted western products and _____ early on fashions
Modern department stores, _____, and beer arrived in the last decades of 19th century baseball
Modern Japanese _____ economy started slowly, but greatly accelerated at outbreak of WWI in 1914 Industrial
War-related orders poured in to Japanese factories. Most U.S. and European competition withdrew, which opened up new markets in _____ and _____ to Japan. Asia; Africa
Japan’s _____ tripled within four years exports
During the war Japanese gross national product increased about __% annually 9
Number of Japanese _____ workers doubled during the war. This caused labor shortages, rising prices. Those on fixed incomes suffered. factory
_____ costs tripled during WWI. Food
_____ broke out in 1918. Over 1 million participants. Around 25,000 arrested. Riots
After the war _____ and _____ competition returned U.S.; European
After the war, in 1920 Japanese _____ _____ crashed stock market
After the war many companies went bankrupt, and a drop in prices for _____ goods caused widespread rural poverty agricultural
After the war, in1927 – major bank panic and many _____ _____ closed. financial institutions
Despite this decade of economic crises, Japan’s real economic growth rate for 1913 – 1938 was __ x that of the U.S. 3
After WWI, Oligarchic rule was replaced by _____-_____ political party system parliamentary-style
Taisho _____: reign of Taisho emperor (1912 – 1926) Democracy
By 1925 – all Japanese men older than __ were eligible to vote. 25
The _____ _____ was usually the head of one of the elected parties. Prime minister
1924 – _____ expenditure reduced. military
With the reduced military expenditure, 4 _____ were cut from the army divisions
_____ emperor followed Taisho in 1926. He had a number of western style interests and did not interrupt democratic process Showa
1920s – Japan: flourishing _____ culture, driven by western-style consumerism individualist
American _____ music became hugely popular jazz
At the start of WWI, Japan published _____ as many different book titles as the U.S. twice
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