Creation of new government after centuries of being ruled by militaristic government.
Privil Council created the Meji Constitution, that stated that the emperor was the head of state and was divine
-all laws and decisions had to go through Cabinet and emperor. All ministers from cabinet must agree, or it won't be passed. The military had 2 seats in Cabinet
-there was a Diet, which was the parliament
-contained 2 houses
-house of peers, made up of nobility, high taxpayers, famous people
-house of representatives, elected by those with suffrage
-the house of representatives create and pass laws, which then goes to house of peers, then to cabinet, then to emperor.