Andrew Fraser's Japan's Early Parliaments, 1890-1905: Structure, Issues and PDF

By Andrew Fraser

ISBN-10: 0203975510

ISBN-13: 9780203975510

ISBN-10: 0415030757

ISBN-13: 9780415030755

Japan's Early Parliaments, 1890-1905 is the 1st specific research of the early heritage of the japanese vitamin, supplying an intensive dialogue of the origins of the japanese parliament, nonetheless the primary establishment of eastern politics, and its improvement in this formative interval. Drawn from fundamental resources, together with the nutrition documents and modern newspaper studies, the stories during this publication conceal particular themes and concerns debated within the nutrition comparable to the land tax bring up, the controversy on bad aid, and the japanese advertisement Code of 1890. The authors additionally examine the constitution of the nutrition and the function of the separate homes, atmosphere their findings within the context of wider jap political background.

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21 For Okabe and Hotta, see Yamaguchi Aikawa (1932:105–6); Sakamoto Tatsunosuke (1930b:80). 22 For the formation and development of this group and others, see Sakamoto Tatsunosuke (1930a: especially 62–3). 23 See for example, Kokuritsu kokkai toshokan, Kenseishi hensankai shūshū monjo mokuroku (Tokyo, 1960), item 673, ‘Inoue kōshaku ke shozō shomeika shokanshū’, 6, 90. Senke to Inoue, 16 January 1894. Later this month Senke was appointed governor of Saitama Prefecture; Home Minister Inoue must have recommended him for this post.

In most prefectures these amounted to a large sum and were rising year by year as Japan progressively adopted Western legal standards and institutions. New treaties signed in 1894 allowed aliens to reside in the interior after 1899; hitherto special prisons in the metropolitan cities and treaty ports had coped with the problem of confining foreigners but the government was now anxious to have national control. This provided Yamagata with a very opportune quid pro quo. 12 Even so, against all his political principles, Yamagata could only succeed by forming an open coalition with the Kenseitō, former Liberals now holding a majority of seats in the Lower House.

Both the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister said so at the opening of the current Diet session, and I believe that this is the kernel of their proposal to increase land tax. How reliable can a tax be on agriculture that can suffer losses of two or three million yen in a single flooding disaster? 5 to 4 per cent by the use of existing land registers would involve little administrative expense, ignoring the hardship this is bound to cause. In feudal days, land was the only resource for tax so perhaps they are Japan’s early parliaments, 1890–1905 38 dreaming of distant times.

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