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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Empire of Japan

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In 1868, a civil war between the samurai, led by the traditionalist Tokugawa Shogun, and Emperor Meiji’s army took place. After the shogun’s crushing defeat, the Japanese Empire was born. Standing strong for over eight decades, its history, spanning from the late 19th Century to the end of the Second World War, is truly fascinating yet relatively obscure to many. These are 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Empire of Japan.