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The Taishō period, or Taishō era, (Japanese: 大正時代, Hepburn: Taishō jidai) refers to the period of Japanese history corresponding to the reign of Emperor Taishō, from July 30, 1912 until his death on December 25, 1926. The new emperor was a sickly man, which prompted the shift in political power from the old oligarchic group of elder statesmen (or genrō) to the Imperial Diet of Japan and the democratic parties. Thus, the era is considered the time of the liberal movement known as the "Taishō democracy" in Japan. It was preceded by the chaotic Meiji period and succeeded by the militaristic-driven first part of the Shōwa period.

Following Japanese custom, the starting date of the Taishō period corresponds to Taishō 1 (大正元年 = Taishō gannen, where gannen means "first year"). The ending date corresponds to Taishō 15.

Several important go events happened during this period.

Taisho last edited by hnishy on September 14, 2022 - 03:54
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