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The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995$
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Chushichi Tsuzuki

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205890

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.001.0001

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The Russo-Japanese War and the Annexation of Korea

The Russo-Japanese War and the Annexation of Korea

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(p.162) (p.163) 8 The Russo-Japanese War and the Annexation of Korea
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The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995
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CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.003.0009

The 20th century began with hopes and anxieties for Japan, a modern nation-state in the making. In 1901, the beginning of the new century brought events which, in retrospect, seem equally pregnant with foreboding. The state of army and the navy at the turn of the century are examined. The chapter also outlines the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, armament expansion, Russians in Manchuria, and the rise of Japanese ‘Jingoism’. It concentrates on the Russo-Japanese war. On 10 February 1905, Japan formally declared war against Russia. The Anglo-Japanese Alliance had contributed to the strengthening of the Japanese navy. The chapter examines the 1905 riots. In addition, the international realignment after the war and the road to Korean annexation are covered.

Keywords:   Russo-Japanese War, Korean annexation, Jingoism, Anglo-Japanese Alliance, Manchuria, 1905 riots, armament expansion

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