Emperor Jimmu

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Emperor Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan, officially formed Japan in 660 Before Common Era (BCE.) Throughout Japan’s 2600 years of history, there have been many wars and conflicts fought across Japan and the Pacific region. Through the ages, Japan has always had an Emperor at the head of its government, although this role has changed through time. Japan saw many economic changes, the biggest of which occurred after World War II (WWII). With Japan’s history, woven in war throughout the Pacific has become a model of strong political standing and near immeasurable economic growth. Japanese chronicles record Jimmu’s expedition heading eastward from Hyuga in 607 BCE, continuing along Japan’s inland sea, subduing tribes as he went, and ending in Yamato, where he centered his power (Jimmu Legendary Emperor of Japan, 2016.) Emperor Jimmu, formally Jimmu Tenno, is said to be a descendent of the Sun Goddess Amaterasu. The current Emperor of Japan, His Royal Majesty (HIM) Akihito, is a direct descendent of over 50 generations of Jimmu’s bloodline.…show more content…
The IJA started with a limited number of trained troops; conscripts filled the gaps between Officers and Soldiers. Conscription is the enrollment of persons, especially for military service, which was similar to the Draft in the United States (Definition of Conscription, 2016). In 1872 CE, the first law concerning conscription in Japan was enacted, though the idea dates back to as early as 645CE. While feudalism was being developed and created, there was a rapid decline of the semi-independent peasantry, and finally the complete subjugation of peasants to the Daimyo and Samurai classes (Norman, 1977.) This subjugation led to peasants taking up arms for their Daimyo. A peasant with a pitchfork, sword, or ax couldn’t defeat a single Samurai one on one however, hundreds were joining these
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