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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 ...
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Royal Writ of the Foundation of the City of Tlaxcala
This royal writ or decree, by order of the Emperor Charles V, confers upon the city of Tlaxcala, Mexico, a coat of arms and the title of "Loyal City," in recognition of the services "which the noblemen and towns of the said province have accomplished for us." It was the first of only three such titles given by the emperor to cities in New Spain. This direct recognition by the emperor of the indigenous noblemen of Tlaxcala went on to determine the course of Tlaxcalan history, as the indigenous province ...