İsmet Giritli

Keywords: Japan, Modernization, Meijii Period, Turkey, Atatürk, Kemalism

Abstract

The main factor in Japan's modernization move in the Meiji Period, which began in 1868, is the desire to understand the superiority of Western technology and to close the gap as quickly as possible, as in Turkey; in other words, "nationalism", which puts national interests at the forefront.