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History of Japan notes 3/17/2016

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History of Japan notes 3/17/2016 hist2011

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ellen Notetaker on Tuesday March 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to hist2011 at University of Cincinnati taught by kwan man bun in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see history of japan in History at University of Cincinnati.


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Date Created: 03/29/16
Taisho Democracy 3/17/2016 Taisho Emperor, R. 1912-1926 Yamgata Aritomo 1838-1922 Ito Hirobumi – first prime minister of Japan, formed his own political party. Influencing and capturing votes to keep control of his own party. Hara Takashi (Kei) 1856-1921 – former manager. Was a leader of a political party and became Prime Minister. First non-military/general person to become prime minister. Elections, parties got more representatives. Give prime minister role to the party with the most representatives. Cabinet must have representatives from the military. Navy and Army must nominate their representatives for the cabinet. Someone still on active service. Army & Navy secretaries. Kato Komei Yoshino Sakuzo 1878-1933 – founded a smaller party. People as the foundation party. Social Democrat Party, 1901 Total disarmament Abolition of the House of Peers Open elections Abe Isoo 1. Yamagawa Hitoshi 2. Toshihiko Sakai 3. Kanson Arahata Those 3 men Formed the Japanese Communitst party – banned after 2 days because it was a threat. The body of politics in Japan was threatened by this, and it was inspired by Russia 1889 Consitiution Article 28: Japanese subjects shall, within limits not prejudicial to peace and order, and not antagonistic to their duties as subjects, enjoy freedom of religious belief. Peace Preservation Law 1925 Anyone who organizes a group for the purpose of changing the national polity or of denying private property system, or anyone who knowingly participates in said group shall be sentenced to penal servitude or imprisonment not exceeding ten years. This law shall be made applicable to anyone who commits crimes described in this law outside of the jurisdiction. The threat of Japanese democracy came from institutions and political structure of Japan. Biggest threat came from the explosive mix of militarism and nationalism in a world of Imperialism. Twenty One demands 1915:  Japan to assume all privileges enjoyed by Germany  Economic concessions in Manchuria and Mongolia  Japanese purchase of several major Chinese mills, mines and arsenals  Not cede its land to any other powers without consulting japan  Appointment of Japanese advisors to China’s government, police, arsenals, and military


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