The Meiji Restoration (明治維新 Meiji Ishin), an aa kent as the Meiji Ishin, Renovation, Revolution, Reform, or Renewal, wis an event o chynge that restored practical imperial rule tae Japan in 1868 unner Emperor Meiji. Awtho thare war Emperors afore the Meiji Restoration, the events restored practical abilities an consolidated the poleetical seestem unner the Emperor o Japan. Meiji govrenment an aa made eddication compulsory for baith boys an girls at minimal fees.
The goals o the restored govrenment war expressed bi the new emperor in the Chairter Oath. The Restoration led tae enormous chynges in Japan's poleetical an social structur, an spanned baith the late Edo period (eften cried the Late Tokugawa shogunate) an the beginnin o the Meiji period. The period spanned frae 1868 tae 1912 an wis responsible for the emergence o Japan as a modrenised naition in the early twentiet century, an its rapid rise tae great pouer status in the internaitional seestem.