Industrialization in Japan: Origins, Characteristics & Impact


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Japan's industrialization begins with the Meiji Restoration. What was being restored in this time?

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1. During the Meiji era, Japan tried to remodel its government, economy, and society on what example?

2. What event dramatically shifted Japan's early industrial development towards a nearly exclusive military focus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions let you make sure you understand the rapid industrialization of Japan. You will be quizzed on the causes and impacts of this policy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to review your knowledge of:

  • The example used by Japan during its reorganization
  • Ways the Second World War impacted Japan's post war development
  • The major world event that led to Japan's intense focus on military strength

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what the effects of the Meiji Restoration were on Japan
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Japanese Economic Miracle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how WWII impacted Japan's development

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about the economic development of this nation, read the lesson titled Industrialization in Japan: Origins, Characteristics & Impact. It allows you to explore:

  • The role of the emperor before the Meiji Restoration
  • What happened to Japan's industry during WWII
  • The war that established Japan's place as a world power