Sun, 27 Feb 2000 11:51:18 +1300
> Didn't the Meiji Restoration model a lot of its works on Prussia? The
> school uniforms, especially those of the boys, seem to be direct copies of
> those worn in turn-of-the-century Prussian academies.
You are right. But it's not just the uniforms but the whole education system
was brought over to Japan. Post WW2 they switched to the American educational
model but retained the uniforms.
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