Taishō period facts for kids
The Taishō period (大正時代code: ja is deprecated , Taishō jidai), also known as the Taishō era, was a Japanese era name (年号,code: ja is deprecated , nengō,, lit. "year name") after Meiji and before Shōwa. This period started on July 30, 1912 and ended on December 25, 1926. During this time, the emperor was Emperor Taishō-tennō (大正天皇code: ja is deprecated ).
The nengō Taishō means "Great Justice" or "Great Righteousness".
Events of the Taishō period
The years in which Taishō was the Japanese monarch comprise this period or era.
- 1920 (Taishō 9): First census of Japan, population 77 million
- 1923 (Taishō 12): Great Kantō earthquake;
- 1925 (Taishō 14): Emperor accepts principle of the right to vote for everyone
- 1912 (Taishō 1): Emperor Meiji died; and Saionji Kinmochi was the Prime Minister during the time of transition.
- 1912 (Taishō 1): Katsura Tarō became 15th Prime Minister of Japan
- 1913 (Taishō 2): Yamamoto Gonbee became 16th Prime Minister
- 1914 (Taishō 3): Ōkuma Shigenobu became 17th Prime Minister
- 1916 (Taishō 5): Terauchi Masatake became 18th Prime Minister
- 1918 (Taishō 7): Hara Takashi became 19th Prime Minister
- 1921 (Taishō 10): Takahashi Korekiyo became 20th Prime Minister
- 1922 (Taishō 11): Katō Tomosaburō became 21st Prime Minister
- 1923 (Taishō 12): Yamamoto became 22nd Prime Minister
- 1924 (Taishō 13): Kiyoura Keigo became 23rd Prime Minister
- 1924 (Taishō 13): Katō Takaaki became 24th Prime Minister
- 1926 (Taishō 15):Wakatsuki Reijirō became 25th Prime Minister
Images for kids
The Ginza in Tokyo after 1923 earthquake
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