Also were men given the right to vote during the Restoration?

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    Don't the title and the question body refer to different things?
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After the Meiji-Restoration, Christianity, and all religions were legalized, and according to the article I read, were "promulgated."

In 1890, after the Restoration, the wealthiest men (about 1% of the population), were allowed to vote for parliament. By 1925, all men were allowed.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2298.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Japan#Christianity

http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/special/japan_1750_meiji.htm (See social and economic changes)

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