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New Books from Japan #2
The Governing Assembly of the Capital City
Presenter: 池田真歩 (Maho Ikeda, Hokkai-Gakuen University)
Discussant: Jordan Sand (Georgetown University)
What did the governing assembly mean to the capital city of Tokyo? With the transition from Edo to Tokyo, the status system was dismantled and the structure of the city's leadership class and the nature of its political power were reconstituted, as were the major points of contention attending the governance of the metropolitan region. By examining the negotiations between various interest groups across time, this book elucidates the role of the Tokyo assembly during the period of transition from the early modern period to the modern period.