from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Mutsuhito.

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  • adj. Of the Meiji period.
  • adj. Of the Meiji emperors.


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From Japanese 明治 (meiji, "enlightened rule").


  • Somehow, I thought, it all goes back to those trusty daikon ashi, which served millions of peasants well back in Meiji Japan.

    September 2006

  • Meiji was fated to be surrounded by enlightened and farsighted advisers including notably Iwakura Tomomi in Meiji’s early life and Ito Hirobumi in Meiji’s later life.

    Vitro Nasu » 2006 » June

  • For the first time in Chinese or Japanese history the reign name Meiji applied to his entire life and was not changed at his death.

    Vitro Nasu » 2006 » June

  • The name Meiji came to be interpreted as meaning “enlightened rule”.

    Vitro Nasu » 2006 » June

  • The dawn of what's known as the Meiji era was a time of change as Japan emerged from 200 years of self-imposed isolation and began to shed some of its traditions.


  • On March 14 of the lunar calendar in the year 1868 of the Christian era* the late Emperor, whom we would like to be known by his posthumous name Meiji Tenno, took the following oath at the sanctuary dedicated to the worship of his Imperial ancestors: **

    The Growth of Representative Government in Japan

  • The most devastating one, in 1896 known as the Meiji Sanriku Tsunami was, until a few days ago, the worst in modern Japanese history. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • That is below the government-set permissible limit, but the firm will nevertheless conduct a voluntary recall of the product, called "Meiji Step."

    Reuters: Press Release

  • With the establishment of the Emperor on the throne, began the modern era in Japanese history, known in Japan as "Meiji" -- "Enlightened

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • Trade Secretary Peter Favila said the Bureau of Customs had tipped DTI that the ICC certificates on "Meiji" brand socket outlets and snap switches that were supposedly issued to the company on September 22 were not authentic.

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