shogunate


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sho·gun·ate

 (shō′gə-nĭt, -nāt′)
n.
The government, rule, or office of a shogun.

shogunate

(ˈʃəʊɡʊnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
n
1. (Historical Terms) Japanese history the office or rule of a shogun
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Japanese history the office or rule of a shogun

shogunate

1192–1867 Japanese rule by a sequence of hereditary military dictators paying only nominal allegiance to the emperor.
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Noun1.shogunate - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)shogunate - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
police state - a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
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The video features samurai accompanying their feudal lord during a trip to and from Edo (currently Tokyo) for sankin-kotai, or a system of "daimyo" lords spending every other year in residence in Edo in a show of their loyalty to the shogunate government.
Since the Tokugawa Shogunate prohibited the propagation of Christianity, few adherents of this faith, except for some Kakure Kirishitan (hidden Catholics), existed in Japan at the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912).
In Japan a similar process of weakening and ultimate collapse of central power took place under the Ashikaga Shogunate after the 14th century, but Japan as an archipelago was not substantially affected by events on the Eurasian landmass.
The head of the third generation became ceramicist to the Edo period shogunate (1600-1868).
In a decisive war of 1600 between the Tokugawa and Toyotomi clans, Shimazu took the Toyotomis' side so when the Tokugawa family established the Shogunate, they put the Shimazus under their control.
This turned out to be one of the factors bringing about the downfall of the shogunate, as enemies of the shogun used the treaties as a rallying point for their political opposition.
The shogunate granted the tekiya status that was roughly equivalent to that of the Samurai in order to reduce fraud and the possibility of turf wars among the gangs.
Corporate reform in Japan may well trigger a valuation rerating but a glance back at the economic history of Japan from the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Meiji Restoration to the tenures of Prime Ministers Nakasone and Koizomi tell me that this ancient society will reject radical reformers.
In 1603 the Shogunate was held by the Tokugawa clan, which attempted to subordinate the nobility and control all aspects of Japanese society.
By forcing the Treaty of Kanagawa on the Japanese Shogunate, Commodore Matthew Perry compelled the opening of Japan to world trade in 1854; China was defeated in the two Opium Wars (1840-1842; 1856-1860) and had to open its ports to foreign powers.
Okinawa was the centre of the Ryukyu Kingdom and profited by the extensive trade carried on in practice between China and Japan, but not officially recognised by the Tokugawa Shogunate.
DuBois says that under the Tokugawa shogunate, Buddhist monasteries acted as loyal agents of the state and served as the first line of defense against the rise of heresy.