Saturday, May 14 1921: Dispute continues at Meiji University

1921 (Taisho 10) Saturday, May 14 A preparatory course competition is held at Meiji University, where campus strife continues. In December of the previous year, a dispute arose over the resignation of President Tomosaburo KINOSHITA. Both professors Etsujiro Uehara and Rinpu SASAGAWA were dismissed for instigating the students, and later the university authorities conceded and allowed the two to return to their posts, but the Ministry of Education did not allow them to do so this time. Students will become increasingly opposed to the Ministry of Education.

Etsujiro UEHARA, a political scientist, insisted on the theory of sovereignty of the people, which was bold at that time and beyond the principle of democracy of Sakuzo YOSHINO, which was the mainstream at that time, that the emperor had the right to govern but the people had the sovereignty. At the request of Tsuyoshi INUKAI of the Nationalist Party, he became a member of the House of Representatives and later transferred to the Seiyu Party together with INUKAI. 1936 (Showa 11) Vice-chairperson of the House of Representatives. He joined the first Yoshida cabinet after the war and signed the Constitution of Japan.

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