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...
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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...
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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...
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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)...
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Yamamoto Yaeko
Yamamoto Yaeko (山本 八重子, 1 December 1845 – 14 June 1932), also known as Niijima Yae (新島八重), was a Japanese woman of the late Edo period who lived into the early Showa period. She was famously ...
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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...
María Luz Incident
The María Luz Incident (マリア・ルス号事件, Maria-Rusu go Jiken) was a diplomatic incident between the early Meiji government of the Empire of Japan and the Republic of Peru over a merchant ship with C...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hermann Roesler
Karl Friedrich Hermann Roesler (18 December 1834 – 2 December 1894) was a German legal scholar, economist, and foreign advisor to the Meiji period Empire of Japan.
In 1878, Roesler was invit...
Saigō Tanomo
Saigō Tanomo (西郷 頼母, May 16, 1830 – April 28, 1903) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period. Chief senior councilor (hittōgarō 筆頭家老 ) of the Aizu clan, he achieved fame due to his dis...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Kyōgoku Takatomi
Kyōgoku Takatomi (京極 高富, 7 January 1835–9 February 1889) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period, who ruled the Mineyama Domain of Tango Province.
Takatomi served as a wakadoshiyori...
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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...
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...
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Edward Bramwell Clarke
Edward Bramwell Clarke (31 January 1874 – 28 April 1934) was an educator in Meiji period Japan, who is credited with introducing the sport of rugby to Japan.
Clarke was born at the treaty port of ...
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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...
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Sanjo 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...
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Horace Capron
Horace Capron (August 31, 1804 – February 22, 1885) was an American businessman and agriculturalist, a founder of Laurel, Maryland, a Union officer in the American Civil War, the United States Co...
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