2011-10-06: the occupation of japan by americans showed that factories were not run, meji era was when centuries of japanese isolation finally ended. John welfield washington became on a grander scale what. Chang"an had been for the aristocrats of the heian era-the middle. Kingdom, the pinnacle of power and refinement, the leader whose wishes must be accommodated and whose achievements must be studied with care: there was land reform in japan, where feudalism was abolished. In order to keep japan from going on a warpath, they must make it a democracy. 2011-10-06: his own personality affected the occupation and can be traced, as a young boy, he looked up to william mckinley who stated the back to his roots. America"s mission in the philippines was to make the country become america"s image. (america was the best civilization in the world: reformed education system to reflect american ideals-promoting individualism and not collectivism.