The warrior-farmer-artisan-tradesman caste system was abolished and the warrior class was deprived of its social and economic privileges."NIPO-014", "2511001"
The old class distinctions （warriors, farmers, artisans and tradesmen in descending order of rank） were abandoned and all citizens were given equal educational opportunity."NIPO-017", "2495602"
In the Edo period, which lasted for nearly 300 years, the warrior, farmer, artisan, merchant status system was established.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 1992年2月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT064025", "2364643"
"The actors social position at that time was lower than anybody （social order at that time was divided into four groups starting from samurai at the top, followed by farmers, craftsmen, then merchants）, and they could not even have a family name.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 2003年12月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT206004", "2177464"
It also implemented a caste system that ranked warriors at the top, followed by farmers, artisans and tradesmen, and strictly prohibited migration between classes. This gave it total control over the farmers at the core of the country's rice-dominated economy."NIPO-013", "2371727"
Then after TOKUGAWA Ieyasu became a Shogun and started the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1603, the Tokugawa family took over the Shogunate generation after generation and governed Japan with a unique political system that included a policy of isolation and a caste system （warriors were the highest rank, followed by farmers, artisans and tradesmen）.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 2005年4月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT222022", "2513526"