Book/Printed Material Imperial Rescript Establishing a Constitutional Form of Government.
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- Imperial Rescript Establishing a Constitutional Form of Government.
- A decision was taken at the Osaka Conference, held from January to February 1875, to restore Kido Takayoshi (1833-77) and Itagaki Taisuke (1837-1919) to their posts as sangi (councilors). The two men had resigned, in 1874 and 1873 respectively, in protest against military expeditions against Taiwan and Korea. The Osaka Conference issued the "Imperial Rescript Establishing a Constitutional Form of Government," spelling out the national policy to create a constitutional political system in Japan. It also prescribed the establishment of the Genrōin (Chamber of Elders), Daishin'in (Supreme Court), and the prefectural governors' council. This document is the draft proposal for that rescript, the wording of which differs very little from the official text. Together with the five-article Charter Oath from 1868, the rescript laid the foundation for the Movement for Civic Rights and Freedom in Japan.
- Inoue, Kaoru, 1836-1915 Associated Name.
- Itagaki, Taisuke, 1837-1919 Associated Name.
- Itō, Hirobumi, 1841-1909 Associated Name.
- Iwakura, Tomomi, 1825-1883 Associated Name.
- Kido, Takayoshi, 1833-1877 Associated Name.
- Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912 Creator.
- Ōkubo, Toshimichi, 1830-1878 Associated Name.
Created / Published
- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1875-04.
- - Japan
- - 1875-04
- - Japan. Chihōkan Kaigi (Assembly of Prefectural Governors)
- - Japan. Daishin'in (Supreme Court of Judicature)
- - Japan. Genrōin (Chamber of Elders)
- - Kings and rulers
- - Political participation
- - Politics and government
- - Representative government and representation
- - Royal decrees
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource at: National Diet Library.
- - Content in Japanese.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
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- Inoue, Kaoru
- Itagaki, Taisuke
- Itō, Hirobumi
- Iwakura, Tomomi
- Kido, Takayoshi
- Kubo, Toshimichi
- Meiji, Emperor of Japan
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Chicago citation style:
Inoue, Kaoru, Associated Name, Taisuke Itagaki, Hirobumi Itō, Tomomi Iwakura, Takayoshi Kido, Emperor Of Japan Meiji, and Toshimichi Ōkubo. Imperial Rescript Establishing a Constitutional Form of Government. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -04, 1875] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667472/.
APA citation style:
Inoue, K., Itagaki, T., Itō, H., Iwakura, T., Kido, T., Meiji, E. O. J. & Ōkubo, T. (1875) Imperial Rescript Establishing a Constitutional Form of Government. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -04] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667472/.
MLA citation style:
Inoue, Kaoru, Associated Name, et al. Imperial Rescript Establishing a Constitutional Form of Government. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -04, 1875] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667472/>.