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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Foreign government advisors in Meiji Japan
The foreign government advisors in Meiji Japan, known in Japanese as oyatoi gaikokujin (Kyūjitai: 御雇ひ外國人, Shinjitai: 御雇い外国人, "hired foreigners"), were those foreign advisors hired by the Japanese gove...
Ōmura Sumihiro
Ōmura Sumihiro (大村 純熈, January 4, 1830 – January 13, 1882) was the 12th and final daimyo of Ōmura Domain in Hizen Province, Kyūshū, Japan. His courtesy title was Tango-no-kami.
Sumihiro was bo...
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Siege of Kumamoto Castle
The Siege of Kumamoto Castle (熊本城強襲, Kumamotojō kyōshō) from February 19 to April 12, 1877 in Kumamoto, Japan was a major battle of the Satsuma rebellion.
After the opening of hostilities ...
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Hosoya Jūdayū
Hosoya Jūdayū (細谷 十太夫, 1839 – 1907) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo Period, who served the Date clan of Sendai han, and was famous for his role in the Boshin War. He was also known as...
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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...
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...
Lafcadio Hearn
Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (/hɜrn/; 27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲), was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especi...
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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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Denshūtai
The Denshūtai (伝習隊) was a corps of elite troops of the Tokugawa Bakufu during the Bakumatsu period in Japan. The corps was founded by Ōtori Keisuke with the help of the 1867–68 French Milita...
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Kyoto Mimawarigumi
The Kyoto Mimawarigumi (京都見廻組, Kyōto Mimawarigumi) was a special police force created by the Tokugawa shogunate during the late Bakumatsu period to restore public order to Kyoto. In the unsett...
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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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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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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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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Archibald Lucius Douglas
Admiral Sir Archibald Lucius Douglas, GCB, GCVO (8 February 1842 – 12 March 1913) was a Royal Navy officer of the 19th century.
Douglas was born in Quebec City in pre-Confederation Canada in 1842....
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