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, 1852–1912, reign name of the emperor of Japan from 1867 to 1912; his given name was Mutsuhito. He ascended the throne when he was 15. A year later the shogun fell, and the power that had been held by the Tokugawa military house was returned to the emperor.
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Born Nov. 3, 1852; died July 30, 1912, in Tokyo. Japanese emperor.

Mutsuhito’s reign began in 1867; the portion of his reign after 1868 is known as the Meiji period. Mutsuhito was the first emperor of Japan after the overthrow of the shogunate during the Meiji Ishin (Meiji Restoration).

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Japan went on to develop a self-conception as a divine, unconquerable land and later, under Emperor Meiji and Hirohito wrecked havoc throughout the Pacific.
1869 - Tokyo Shokonsha (shrine for inviting the spirits) established in accordance with the wishes of Emperor Meiji to honor those who died fighting to reestablish imperial rule.
The papers opened Friday cover the two years from July 1912, the time he ascended the throne following the death of his father, Emperor Meiji, to June 1914.
Even though the resumption of imperial power by Emperor Meiji in 1868, and his programme of modernising Japan by dragging her out of a feudal state into being an international power, gave the country a wider horizon, the populace was to remain reluctant internationalists, and often resentful of what they saw as gaiatsu (foreign pressure).
The governor will also see Japan's most splendid Shinto shrine built in 1920 in memory of Emperor Meiji, under whose rule Japan ended its isolation from the outside world.
Japanese government sources have said Bush is also expected to visit a Shinto shrine in Tokyo dedicated to Emperor Meiji along with Koizumi prior to their talks Monday.
When the Emperor Meiji took over control of the country from the old Shogunate in 1868, and yanked Japan out of her feudal state into the modem world, the yakusa became less visible and pursued a more clandestine role.
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Meiji Shrine, a Shinto shrine in Tokyo's Yoyogi district, is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji, who was born in 1852 and died in 1912, and Empress Shoken, who was born in 1850 and died in 1914.
Embracing such ideas as equal opportunity, compulsory education and coeducation, the law replaced the 1890 Imperial Rescript on Education issued by Emperor Meiji and became the basis of all subsequent educational laws and ordinances.
An exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of legendary environmentalist Shozo Tanaka's direct appeal to Emperor Meiji to stop industrial pollution opened Thursday in his native Tochigi Prefecture.
The Yasukuni Shrine, built by the Emperor Meiji in 1869, became a vital symbol of state Shintoism.