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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Late Tokugawa shogunate
Bakumatsu (幕末, bakumatsu, "Late Tokugawa Shogunate", literally "end of the military camp [government]") refers to the final years of the Edo period when the Tokugawa shogunate ended. Between 1...
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French military mission to Japan (1867-1868)
The French Military Mission to Japan of 1867-68 was one of the first foreign military training missions to Japan. The mission was formed by Napoléon III, following a request of the Japanese Shogunate...
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Battle of Toba-Fushimi
The Battle of Toba–Fushimi (鳥羽・伏見の戦い, Toba-Fushimi no Tatakai) occurred between pro-Imperial and Tokugawa shogunate forces during the Boshin War in Japan. The battle started on 27 January 1868...
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Naval Battle of Awa
The Battle of Awa (阿波沖海戦, Awa oki kaisen) occurred on 28 January 1868 during the Boshin War in Japan, in the area of Awa Bay near Osaka. Involving ships of the Tokugawa Shogunate and Satsuma v...
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Fall of Osaka castle
On February 2, 1868, the Tokugawa-held Osaka Castle was captured by pro-Imperial "Kangun" forces. The fall followed the Tokugawa defeat in the Battle of Toba-Fushimi. Troops loyal to the Bakufu tried ...
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Battle of Ueno
The Battle of Ueno (上野戦争, Ueno Sensō) was a battle of the Boshin War, which occurred on July 4, 1868 (Meiji 1, 15th day of the 5th month), between the troops of the Shōgitai under Shibusawa Se...
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Fall of Edo
The Fall of Edo (江戸開城, Edo Kaijō) took place between May and July 1868, when the Japanese capital of Edo (modern Tokyo), controlled by the Tokugawa Shogunate, fell to forces favorable to the r...
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Republic of Ezo
The Republic of Ezo (蝦夷共和国, Ezo Kyōwakoku) was a short-lived state established in 1869 by former Tokugawa retainers in what is now known as Hokkaido, the large but sparsely populated northernm...
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Naval Battle of Miyako
The Battle of Miyako Bay (宮古湾海戦, Miyakowan Kaisen) was a naval action on 6 May 1869. It was part of the overall Battle of Hakodate at the end of the Boshin War, a civil war in Japan between Im...
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Battle of Hakodate
The Battle of Hakodate (函館戦争, Hakodate Sensō) was fought in Japan from December 4, 1868 to June 27, 1869, between the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate army, consolidated into the armed force...
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Naval Battle of Hakodate Bay
The Naval Battle of Hakodate (函館湾海戦, Hakodatewan Kaisen) was fought from 4–10 May 1869, between the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate navy, consolidated into the armed forces of the rebel Ezo...
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Meiji period
The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai), also known as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extended from September 8, 1868 through July 30, 1912. This period represents the first half of the E...
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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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Takarabe Takeshi
Takarabe Takeshi (財部 彪, 7 April 1867 – 13 January 1949) was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy, and served as Navy Minister in the 1920s. He was also the son-in-law of Yamamoto Gonnohyōe.
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Shōgitai
The Shōgitai (彰義隊, lit. "League to Demonstrate Righteousness") was an elite corps of the Shogunate during the Bakumatsu period in Japan. The Shōgitai took a large part in the battles of the Boshin war...
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Nakamura Yoshikoto
Nakamura Yoshikoto (中村 是公, , also Nakamura Korekimi, December 18, 1867 – March 1, 1927) was a government bureaucrat, entrepreneur, and politician in late Meiji period Japan. He served as secon...
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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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Hasegawa Yoshimichi
Count Hasegawa Yoshimichi (長谷川 好道, 1 October 1850 – 27 January 1924) was a field marshal in the Imperial Japanese Army and Japanese Governor General of Korea from 1916-1919. His Japanese decoratio...
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Battle of Aizu
The Battle of Aizu (Japanese:会津戦争, lit. "War of Aizu") was fought in northern Japan in autumn 1868, and was part of the Boshin War. Aizu was known for its martial skill, and maintained at any given ti...
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Theodor Sternberg
Theodor Hermann Sternberg (January 5, 1878, Berlin - April 18, 1950, Tokyo) was a German legal philosopher serving as a foreign advisor in Meiji period Japan, where he was an important contributor to ...
Battle of Bonari Pass
The Battle of Bonari Pass (Japanese:母成峠の戦い) was part of the Boshin War, and occurred on the 6 October 1868 (Gregorian Calendar), or the 21st day of the Eighth Month, Keiō-4 year (Japanese calendar). T...
Battle of Hokuetsu
The Battle of Hokuetsu (北越戦争, Hokuetsu senso) was a battle of the Boshin War of the Meiji restoration, which occurred in 1868 in the northwestern part of Japan, in the area of modern Niigata P...
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Ministry of the Imperial Household
The Ministry of the Imperial Household (宮内省, Kunai-shō) was a division of the eighth century Japanese government of the Imperial Court in Kyoto, instituted in the Asuka period and formalized d...
Rudolf Dittrich
Rudolf Dittrich (April 25, 1861 – January 16, 1919) was an Austrian musician. He is noted for his role in bringing western music to Japan during the late 19th century.
Dittrich was born in B...
Inoue Kenkabō
Inoue Kenkabō (井上 剣花坊, July 1, 1870 – September 26, 1934) was the pen-name of a journalist and writer of senryū (short, humorous verse) in late Meiji, Taishō and early Shōwa period Japan. His real...
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Henry Smith Munroe
Henry Smith Munroe (March 25, 1850 – May 4, 1933) (born Henry Maynard Smith) was an American geologist who worked in Meiji period Japan as a foreign advisor to the Japanese government.
Munro...
Nara Hotel
Nara Hotel (奈良ホテル) is a full-service hotel in Nara, Japan. The hotel is located on the hillside overlooking Nara Park. Opened on October 17, 1909, it is one of the most historic hotels in Japan.
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Takahira Kogorō
Baron Takahira Kogorō KCMG (高平 小五郎, January 29, 1854 – November 28, 1926) was a Japanese diplomat and ambassador to the United States from 1900 to 1909.
Takahira was born in what is now Ichin...
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