Learning Exercise

The First Emperor and the Government of Japan

Japan's first Emperor and Imperial Family were allegedly descended from the Sun Goddess. These beliefs shaped Japan's first Constitution.
Course: World Civilization
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Exercise

Instructions: Scroll down and Click "Traditional Japan." Click and Read " Jimmu Temo." Click and read "The 17 Article Constitution." Click and read "Taika Reform Edicts." Write a 5-page paper describing in detail the origins of Japan's first emperor and the emperor system of Japan as defined in its Constitution.

Disciplines

Technical Notes

None.

Requirements

None.

Topics

Japan

Learning Objectives

To acquaint students with the origins of Japan's first emperor. To acquaint students with Japan's first Constitution.

Assessment

Paper.