Meiji Restoration
The Meiji Restoration (明治維新, Meiji Ishin), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Renovation, Revolution, Reform, or Renewal, was a chain of events that restored practical imperial rule to Japan in 18...
Government of Meiji Japan
The Government of Meiji Japan (明治政府 (Meiji seifu)) was the government that was formed by politicians of the Satsuma Domain, Chōshū Domain and Tenno in the 1860s. The Meiji government was the early...
Abolition of the han system
The abolition of the han system (廃藩置県, haihan-chiken) in the Empire of Japan and its replacement by a system of prefectures in 1871 was the culmination of the Meiji Restoration begun in 1868. ...
Boshin War
The Boshin War (戊辰戦争, Boshin Sensō, "War of the Year of the Yang Earth Dragon") was a civil war in Japan, fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa shogunate and those see...
Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei
The Ōuetsu Reppan Dōmei (奥羽越列藩同盟) "Alliance of the domains of Mutsu (陸奥), Dewa (出羽) and Echigo (越後)", Northern Alliance (北部同盟, Hokubu Doumei) or Oh-U-Etsu (奥羽越, Oh-shu (奥州), U-shu (羽州)...
Daijō-daijin
The Daijō-daijin or Dajō-daijin (太政大臣, Chancellor of the Realm) was the head of the Daijō-kan (Department of State) in Heian Japan and briefly under the Meiji Constitution.Emperor Tenji's favorite...
Ministry of Ceremonial
The Shikibu-shō (式部省, "Ministry of Ceremonial") was one of eight ministries of the Japanese imperial court, established by the Taihō Code of early 8th century. The ministry was replaced in the Mei...
Kuroda Nagahiro
Marquess Kuroda Nagahiro (黒田 長溥, March 1, 1811 – March 7, 1887) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period, who ruled the Fukuoka Domain.
Nagahiro was the ninth son of Shimazu Shigehid...
William Willis (physician)
William Willis (1837–1894) was a British physician (medical doctor) who joined the British mission in Japan in 1861.
Willis was born in Maguire's Bridge, County Fermanagh (Ireland) in 1837. In 185...
Charles Otis Whitman
Charles Otis Whitman (December 14, 1842 – December 6, 1910) was an American zoologist, who introduced modern zoological studies to Japan, and was influential to the founding of classical ethology. A d...
Kan'ei-ji
Tōeizan Kan'ei-ji Endon-in (東叡山寛永寺円頓院) (also spelled Kan'eiji or Kaneiji) is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Japan, founded in 1625 during the Kan'ei era by Tenkai, in an attempt to emulate th...
Land Tax Reform (Japan 1873)
The Japanese Land Tax Reform of 1873, or chisokaisei (地租改正) was started by the Meiji Government in 1873, or the 6th year of the Meiji era. It was a major restructuring of the previous land taxatio...
Sanjō Sanetomi
Prince Sanjō Sanetomi (三条 実美, 13 March 1837 – 28 February 1891) was an Imperial court noble and statesman at the time of the Meiji Restoration. He held many high-ranking offices in the Meiji gover...
Saigō Takamori
Saigō Takamori (Takanaga) (西郷 隆盛 (隆永), January 23, 1828 – September 24, 1877) was one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history, living during the late Edo Period and early Meiji Er...
Yamauchi Toyoshige
Yamauchi Toyoshige (山内 豊信, 1827 – 1872), also known as Yamauchi Yōdō (山内 容堂), was a Japanese daimyo in the Shikoku region in the late Edo period.
Yamouchi was the 15th head of the To...
Inoue Masaru (bureaucrat)
Viscount Inoue Masaru (井上 勝, August 25, 1843 – August 2, 1910) was the first Director of Railways in Japan and is known as the "father of the Japanese railways".
He was born into the Chōshū cl...
Kuroki Tamemoto
Count Tamemoto Kuroki GCMG (黒木 為楨, May 3, 1844 – February 3, 1923) was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army. He was the head of the Japanese First Army during the Russo-Japanese War; and his ...
Fuhanken sanchisei
The Fuhanken Sanchisei (府藩県三治制, "Fu, Han and Ken Tripartite Governance System") was an administrative reorganization undertaken by the Meiji Government in 1868, during the fall of the Tokugawa Sho...
Akimoto Hirotomo
Akimoto Hirotomo (秋元 礼朝, May 16, 1848 – June 13, 1883) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period who served as the lord of Tatebayashi han (Kōzuke Province). Succeeding to family headshi...
Makino Tadakatsu
Makino Tadakatsu (牧野 忠毅, April 12, 1859 – February 3, 1918) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period. He was the last daimyo of the Nagaoka Domain.
Ministry of Popular Affairs
The Minbu-shō or Mimbu-shō (Japanese: 民部省, "Ministry of Popular Affairs") may refer to:
The ministry, established by the Taihō Code and Ritsuryō laws, was one of the Eight Ministries, in t...
Kabayama Sukenori
Count Kabayama Sukenori (樺山 資紀, 9 December 1837 – 8 February 1922) was a Japanese samurai military leader and statesman. He was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army and an admiral in th...
Yamagata Aritomo
Field Marshal Prince Yamagata Aritomo (山縣 有朋, June 14, 1838 – February 1, 1922), also known as Yamagata Kyōsuke, was a field marshal in the Imperial Japanese Army and twice Prime Minister of Japan...
Matsudaira Chikayoshi
Matsudaira Chikayoshi (松平 近説); (January 10, 1829 – November 11, 1886) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period who served as daimyō of the Funai Domain (Bungo Province, 21,000 koku). Se...
Japanese students in the United Kingdom
The first Japanese students in the United Kingdom arrived in the nineteenth century, sent to study at University College London by the Chōshū and Satsuma domains, then the Bakufu (Shogunate). Later ma...
Arai Ikunosuke
Arai Ikunosuke (荒井 郁之助, June 12, 1836 – July 19, 1909) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period. Prominent as Navy Minister of the Republic of Ezo, he later became famous as the first h...