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History of Japan: Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Taisho period is a short period in Japanese history between 1912 to 1926. It was the years of democratic movements acro...
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Japanese Architecture ― Introduction to the Elements of Traditional Home, Temple and Castle

Japanese traditional architecture is one of the most distinct features of Japanese culture and you can find unique elements of architecture in castles, temples, shrines, and also homes. But what is the meaning behind it and why the structure has been developed like that?
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Historical Sites in Yokohama

While it continues to develop as one of the most urbanized cities in Japan, it features impressive historical sites which has a modern and European atmosphere. Here are the best historical sites that you shouldn’t miss in Yokohama!
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The History of Gunkanjima; Impressive Island Once Flourished for Coal Mining

Have you ever heard of Gunkanjima? It is an uninhabited island that is located approximately 17.5 km southwest of Nagasaki prefecture in Japan. It was once flourished as a center of coal mining, which brought a number of huge profits to the country.
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What Is Meiji Period? A Brief Introduction of A Unique Time in Japanese History!

Meiji is the name of a period in time in the Japanese history that started in 1868 with the Meiji Restoration and lasted until 1912. It is often described as the time when Japan took 'its first step to the modernization through reformation of the fundamental systems of the nation based on interactions with other countries'. In this article we will explain the role of this period of time in the modernization of Japan.
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12 Original Castles in Japan

There are 12 original castles in Japan which means they have a castle tower (or main keep) which was built during the Edo period or earlier. In this article, we introduce these 12 original castles you can visit all around Japan!
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What is Edo? An Overview of The History of Japan

You might have heard of "Edo" when you were reading about Japan to prepare your trip, or when you were reading about the country and its history. Often Edo is mentioned when talking about the history of Tokyo. However, it is difficult, even for Japanese, to elaborate on the word in detail. Edo refers to a certain period of time the country's long history, plus it is also the former name of Tokyo, the capital of Japan. In this article, we will help you learn about the Edo period and find out enjoyable tourist spots offering “Edo experiences”!
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