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After the Meiji restoration many samurai went into either business or public service. Younger samurai inn their 20's often became exchange students because they were ambitious, literate and well-educated to begin with. With western education came opportunity for advancement in industry. Upon return, some started private schools of their own for higher ...


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This article at the Washington Post claims the name Middle East for what was the Near East started changing after World War I, when the British started governing territories that were formerly part of the Ottoman Empire. For British colonial administrators, the Middle East was the region that was crucial to the defense of India, while the Near East was ...


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