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Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism

Lesson E: Modern Japan in a Western World

Key Terms

Key Term Definition
culture a learned behavior of a group of people, which includes their belief systems and languages, their social relationships, institutions or organizations, and their material goods – food, clothing, buildings, tools, and machines
daimyo ruling lords who commanded private armies in pre-Meiji Japan
industrialization the process of developing manufacturing in order to move from human-made items to machine-made items
isolationist a person or country who believes that his/her country is better served by not entering into any treaties, trade agreements, or alliances
missionary person sent by a religious group to convince others to follow their religion; may provide educational or other services
samurai warrior class during Japan’s feudal age who served in the lords’ armies; followed the code of Bushido
shogun military leaders in Japan
traditional customs and practices handed down from generation to generation in a society
values morals, beliefs

Directions: Practice using these terms

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