The Meiji period, or Meiji era denotes the period in Japanese history during the 45-year reign of the Meiji Emperor (from 23 October 1868 to 30 July 1912). During this time, Japan began its modernization and rose to world power status. Meiji means 'Enlightened Rule'. After the death of the Meiji Emperor in 1912, the Taishō Emperor took the throne, thus beginning the Taishō period.
The Taishō period (大正時代, Taishō jidai, "period of great righteousness"), or Taishō era, is a period in the history of Japan dating from July 30, 1912 to December 25, 1926, coinciding with the reign of the Taishō Emperor. The health of the new emperor was weak, which prompted the shift in political power from the old oligarchic group of elder statesmen to the Diet of Japan and the democratic parties.
The Shōwa period (昭和時代, Shōwa jidai, literally "period of enlightened peace"), or Shōwa era, is the period of Japanese history corresponding to the reign of Emperor Shōwa, from December 25, 1926 to January 7, 1989. The Shōwa period was the longest reign of all the previous Japanese emperors. Early during this era, Japan descended into political totalitarianism, ultranationalism and fascism culminating in Japan's invasion of China in 1937.
China Burma India Theater (CBI) (later IBT, or India-Burma theater) was the name used by the United States Army for its forces operating in conjunction with Allied air and land forces in China, Burma, and India during World War II. Well-known US units in this theater included the Flying Tigers, transport and bomber units flying the Hump, the 1st Air Commando Group, the engineers who built Ledo Road, and the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), otherwise known as Merrill's Marauders.
Japan participated in World War I from 1914 to 1917 as one of the major Entente Powers and played an important role in securing the sea lanes in South Pacific and Indian Oceans against the Kaiserliche Marine. Politically, Japan seized the opportunity to expand its sphere of influence in China, and to gain recognition as a great power in postwar geopolitics.
Japanese post-war economic miracle is the name given to the historical phenomenon of Japan's record period of economic growth following World War II, spurred mainly by United States investment but partly by Japanese government economic interventionism in particular through their Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
The Siberian Intervention of 1918–1922 was the dispatch of troops of the Entente powers to the Russian Maritime Provinces as part of a larger effort by the western powers and Japan to support White Russian forces against the Bolshevik Red Army during the Russian Civil War. The Imperial Japanese Army continued to occupy Siberia even after other Allied forces had withdrawn in 1920.
The Soviet–Japanese Border Wars were a series of border conflicts between the Soviet Union and Japan between 1938 and 1939. After the occupation of Manchukuo and Korea, Japan turned its military interests to Soviet territories. Conflicts between the Japanese and the Soviets frequently happened on the border of Manchuria.
"The Buddha of Suburbia" is the theme song to the BBC TV series of the same name, released by David Bowie in 1993. It was re-recorded with Lenny Kravitz for Bowie's album, also titled The Buddha of Suburbia, and inspired by his musical score for the series. The single reached #35 in the UK singles chart.
Sudestada (Southeast blow) is the Spanish name for a climatic phenomenon common to the Río de la Plata (an estuary formed by the combination of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River on the southeastern coastline of South America) and its surrounding region. The phenomenon consists of a sudden rotation of cold southern winds to the south-east.
Saint-Thégonnec is a commune in the Département of Finistère, Brittany in north-western France. The village is noted for its very elaborate parish close, one of a number in the area, which include Guimiliau and Lampaul-Guimiliau.
October (also called My Final Autumn) is a 2003 EP released by the band The Funeral Pyre. It was shortly before this album was recorded and released that the band decided to change its name from Envilent to The Funeral Pyre. Though only a few reviews were made, it was praised for its work, despite being mostly a demo. Although it was said that "there is not much here that can make it stand apart," many said its piano intro and Spanish guitar outro were a very good build on the album.
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