Sudoh-bucks – Rokumeikan Method



Foreign Minister Kaoru Inoue intent with the Rokumeikan was to impress Western visitors, by creating a faultless Western atmosphere in which diplomats and foreign dignitaries would feel themselves not among “natives” but among cultural equals. He hoped that they would be more inclined to regard Japan as an equal in terms of “civilization” in European minds, which would facilitate renegotiation of the Unequal Treaties, abolition of extraterritoriality and would hasten Japan’s entry as an equal in the ranks of the imperial powers.

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