The Meiji period (明治時代 Meiji-jidai), an aa kent as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extendit frae October 23, 1868 throu Julie 30, 1912. This period represents the first hauf o the Empire o Japan during which Japanese society muived frae bein an isolatit feudal society tae its modren form. Fundamental chynges affectit its social structur, internal politics, economy, militar, an foreign relations. The period correspondit wi the reign o Emperor Meiji efter 1868, an lastit till his daith in 1912. It wis succeedit bi the Taishō period upon the accession o Emperor Taishō tae the throne.