Commentaries on the Constitution of the Empire of Japan
On the left column are the social situation before the Constitution, and the column on the right are the social situation after the Constitution.
It show how the Constitution would reform Japanese law and society.
For example all of the people are equal under the law and there shall be no discrimination in political, economic or social relations because of race, creed, sex, social status and family origin.
Japan chose to abandon its centuries of isolation and to learn from the West. The country swiftly transformed itself into a modern industrial power and then set out on its own imperialist path.
The Commentaries on the Constitution of the Empire of Japan wrote in 1889 made every Japanese equal.
Review of Japanese Social Structure (Before Meiji Restoration)
"Before and After" Constitution Posters.