Baekje was once a great military power on the Korean Peninsula, most notably in the 4th century during the rule of Geunchogo when its influence extended across the sea to Liaoxi and Shandong in China, taking advantage of the weakened state of Former Qinand Kyushu in the Japanese archipelago;  however, Baekje was critically defeated by Gwanggaeto the Great and declined.
In the election, it won 29 seats. Since there was effectively no scope for changing the party in power, the conflicts - frequently very bitter - have been more within the LDP rather than between political parties.
Colonialism and the racist ideology that accompanied it, were too entrenched in Western countries to allow an "upstart," nonwhite nation to enter the race for natural resources and markets as an equal. Inan American naval squadron commanded by Matthew Perry forced the opening of Japan to the West.
The Genroku era in particular saw the rise of Kabuki theater and Bunraku puppet theater, literature especially Matsuo Bosho, the master of haiku and woodblock printing. Previously voters have had to be at least 20 years old but, inthe voting age was reduced to 18, adding some 2. At the same time, the merchants promoted individual entreprenuership and realized emoluments and per- quisites from trading in goods and services at the expense of the bifurcated ruling elite, the Samurai.
The constitution was "given" to the people by the emperor, and only he or his advisers could change it. Kokugaku aimed at rejecting the Buddhist and Confucian bias in Shinto teachings and returning to the spirit of ancient Shinto. This element of proportional representation was introduced in in an effort to combat the effect of huge sums of money being spent on election campaigns.
Genuine Japanese arts such as noh, renga, tea ceremony and flower arrangement developed, too. All classes, high and low, shall unite in vigorously carrying out the administration of affairs of state. The Japanese economy continued to develop as internal commerce expanded and manufacturing spread into the countryside.
Traditional cultures need neither to reject modernization nor to be absorbed in the streams of modernization. During the s, Goryeo turned its attention to the Wokou threat and used naval artillery created by Choe Museon to annihilate hundreds of pirate ships.
The bureaucracy was reorganized, expanded, and opened to those taking civil service examinations. Scholars and writers, both Japanese and Western from various disciplines, have focused on certain specific matters.
The capital is moved from Kyoto to Edo Tokyo. Bornmann Pre-Industrial Japan. China had the capability to react to the challenge, but did not act. While Iwakura and his delegates were largely unsuccessful in renegotiating the provisions of the treaties, they were impressed by the culture and institutions of the West and brought back many ideas for the reforming of schools and universities, factories, power plants, cultural life, the police, military, and government.
The Japanese government was angered by this incident and drew the lesson that for Japan to maintain its independence and receive equal treatment in international affairs, it was necessary to strengthen its military even further. The demand was so severe that there was no parallel even in Western countries.
In the longer term it meant creating institutions, legal, political, economic and military, that could provide Japan with the power to counter the West. As part of its policy of reform, the Meiji government worked hard to make sure that foreign problems would not interrupt its domestic reforms. Japan fought a war against China in over the control of Korea and gained Taiwan, Japan's first colony.
InJapan signed an alliance with Great Britain, which signified a dramatic increase in international status, and inJapan won a war against Russia, one of the major Western powers.
In the political field many political parties began to openly clash with emperor's minister over who had the rights to determine the new policies.
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In most of East Asia, such as in Japan, imperialism did not result in the establishment of formal Western colonial control. In its efforts to close Japan off from damaging foreign influence, the Tokugawa shogunate also prohibited trade with Western nations and prevented Japanese merchants from trading abroad.
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