Your Mission: research the following questions in such a manner that you can discuss your results with the class.
- What were the motivations for the radical changes in Japan's model of organization during the Meiji period?
- How did Japan adapt to changes brought on by the transition from feudal to modern models of organization?
- How did the changes resulting from adaptation affect Japan economically, politically and socially during the Meiji period?
- In what ways did changes resulting from isolation in the Edo period compare to changes resulting from adaptation in the Meiji period? - What challenges emerged fro the Japanese in maintaining traditional cultural aspects of their society while undergoing rapid change?