Young Japan Volume 2; Yokohama and Yedo

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...the national expenditure, and that too, of a very arbitrary character, but it was not met so liberally as had evidently been expected. In fact, the country was in the sulks; for though the common people said little, their sympathies were entirely with the old regime.. Had the matter been left to a ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...the national expenditure, and that too, of a very arbitrary character, but it was not met so liberally as had evidently been expected. In fact, the country was in the sulks; for though the common people said little, their sympathies were entirely with the old regime.. Had the matter been left to a plebiscite, and no pressure of any kind been put upon the voters, it is more than probable that there would not have been a single vote for the change, except in the territories of the chiefs who have been mentioned as most prominent in bringing it about. Since the fall of Wakamats", the minds of foreigners, having no daily rumours of the fluctuations of the civil war to feed upon, were directed to the probabilities of the speedy opening of Yedo and Niigata; and on the 24th December, the British Minister issued a notification stating that they would be opened on 1st of January 1869. CHAPTER XXV. 1869. Yedo And Niigata Opened. Emperor Receives All Foreign Ministers And Many Foreign Officers. Imperial Clemency To All Who Had Been In Rebellion. His Majesty Goes Afloat For The First Time. Return To Kioto. Letter Of Sir H. Parkes To The English Foreign Office. Japanese Officials Take Dr. Mats'moto Out Of A Foreigner's House Whilst A Visitor.--Acknowledgment Of Their Error And Restitution. Kinsats' Made Legal Currency In Tokio. Government Fears As To Russia In Saghalien. Neutrality Proclamation Withdrawn, And The 'stonewall' Handed Over To The Government.--Daimios Visit Yokohama. Violence Of Ronin8 In Kioto. Murder Of Yokoi Heishiro. Abolition Of "Shitaniro." Kido Jiunichiro.--His Antecedents. His Scheme Of Government Centralization. Obtains Choshiu's Assent To His Proposal That Daimios Return Their Territories To The Emperor. Conference With Okubo. The L...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150530173
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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