MEIJI is the revolutionary Samurai period who put an end to shoguns feudalism. To raise Japan at the level of Westerners modernism, a group of samurais mobilized the population into an original adaptation pattern. First of all, they restored the Emperor’s supreme authority. Then, they organized a three step flow change: apprenticeship of modernism basics, good average performance and excellence to become the best in the world. They did so in just one generation, transforming the secular Japanese’s lifestyle into another one with Westerner’s institutions and working without any rest to surpass them.
Copyright: Alice Labrèque and Jean Routier, Québec, 2018.