Empire of Japan

The Empire of Japan was a historical nation-state and great power that existed from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 until the enactment of the post-World War II 1947 constitution and subsequent formation of modern Japan. It encompassed the Japanese archipelago and several colonies, protectorates, mandates, and other territories. The Empire of Japan had three emperors, although it came to an end partway through Shōwa’s reign. The emperors were given posthumous names, and the emperors are as follows: Meiji, Taisho, and Shōwa.