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Building Tokyo: The Story Behind the Capital’s Red Brick LandmarksJames Singleton

The majestic burgundy facade of Tokyo Station has been stirring hearts since 1914. The broad structure on the Marunouchi side of the station remains one of the best-known examples of brick architecture produced during the Meiji (1868–1912) and Taishō (1912–26) eras, periods marked by heavy influence from the West. The design of the building is unquestionably European, but the characteristic ric…
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The Impact of the Xinhai Revolution on Japanese PoliticsSakurai Ryōju

The Xinhai Revolution in China (1911–12) heightened political tensions in Japan, as the government supported the besieged Qing dynasty despite the popular sentiment backing the revolutionaries. Professor Sakurai Ryōju examines the repercussions this historic event had on Japanese politics, particularly with regard to Japan’s policy toward China.
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