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2.28 Meiji Constitution

2.28 Meiji Constitution - A party cabinet – decided by...

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1890 Meiji Constitution Emperor system House of Peers and House of Representatives Diet argued about money, railway investments, and argument over taxes 300 reps 179 representatives belonged to a political party Others were noblemen, generals, etc There weren’t 2 or 3 parties that dominated political life General Ito Hirobumi and Yamagata Aritomo believed it was beneath them to participate in political parties Privy council 1888 Qualified voters were still only 5% of the population 1898 first time Japan had a party cabinet but still had to be approved by the emperor
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Unformatted text preview: A party cabinet – decided by the party Party cabinet is decided by the privy council House of Representatives only power was approval of the budget Ito took an anti-foreigner tone Mutsu Munemitsu Succeeds excluding tariff autonomy Japan receive tariff autonomy until 1911. 1 st Diet session The liberal party and their allies refused to sign the budget until 11% was cut for budget...
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