CHRONOLOGY

1881

Okuma vs Ito clash on merits of the British vs Prussian Model and a Prussian constitution promulgated in 1889

 

GLOSSARY

Okuma

Shigenobu Okuma 1838 - 1922

liberal Meiji figure promoted British model against the Prussian vs Ito

Diet

Parliament

Imperial Diet of the Prussian Meiji Constitution 1889 with Ito defeating Okuma

Ito

Hirobumi Ito 1841 - 1909

Meiji authoritarian promoting the Prussian model against the British vs Okuma

sodai

Waseda University waseda daigaku so/on wa/kun

leading private university founded by Shigenobu Okuma 1838 - 1922 vs keidai

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