Crisis Description (HAMUN 45)

It is October 16, 1868: the day after Prince Mutsuhito has been crowned Emperor Meiji of Japan. Scholars, diplomats, inventors, foreign advisors and previous Daimyo and samurai that have been given a role in the emperor’s government are gathered here today to guide the newly established imperial government. Several immediate problems are faced by this council, including remaining bakufu holdouts resistant to imperial rule, recognition by foreign nations of the imperial government, and the restructuring of Japanese society as the old feudalistic societal structure gives way to reformation.

Background Guide:

Meiji Restoration Background Guide