William S. Clark
William Smith Clark (July 31, 1826 – March 9, 1886) was a professor of chemistry, botany and zoology, a colonel during the American Civil War, and a leader in agricultural education. Raised and school...
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Luther Whiting Mason
Luther Whiting Mason (3 April 1818 – 14 July 1896) was an American music educator who was hired by the Meiji period government of Japan as a foreign advisor to introduce Western classical music into t...
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Jules Brunet
Jules Brunet (2 January 1838 – 12 August 1911) was a French officer who played an active role in Mexico and Japan, and later became a General and Chief of Staff of the French Minister of War in 1898. ...
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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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Wilhelm Böckmann
Wilhelm Böckmann (January 29, 1832 – October 22, 1902) was a German architect who worked briefly as a foreign advisor to the government of Meiji period Japan.
Böckmann was born in Elberfeld, ...
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Albert Mosse
Isaac Albert Moss (1 October 1846 – 31 May 1925) was a German judge and legal scholar. Mosse's importance lies in his work on Japan's Meiji Constitution and his continuation of Litthauer's Comments on...
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John William Fenton
John William Fenton (12 March 1828 – 28 April 1890) was an Irish musician, the leader of a military band in Japan at the start of the Meiji period. He is considered "the first bandmaster in Japan" an...
Georges Hilaire Bousquet
Georges Hilaire Bousquet (March 3, 1845 – January 15, 1937) was a French legal scholar who contributed to the development of the legal codes of the Empire of Japan.
Bousquet was born in the 16th a...
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Franz Eckert
Franz Eckert (April 5, 1852 – August 6, 1916) was a German composer and musician who composed the harmony for Japan's national anthem, "Kimigayo" and the anthem of the Korean Empire, "A...
Ottmar von Mohl
Ottmar von Mohl (17 January 1846 - 23 March 1922) was a German diplomat and government advisor in Meiji period Japan.Ottmar von Mohl, born in Tübingen, Germany was the son of famous jurist Robert von ...
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Edoardo Chiossone
Edoardo Chiossone (January 21, 1833 - April 11, 1898) was an Italian engraver and painter, noted for his work as a foreign advisor to Meiji period Japan, and for his collection of Japanese art.
Ch...
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Viktor Holtz
Viktor Holtz (3 May 1846 – 3 September 1919) was a German educator and a pioneer of German-Japanese academic and cultural relations.Holtz was born in Stolberg, Kingdom of Prussia, and studied, from 18...
Basil Hall Chamberlain
Basil Hall Chamberlain (18 October 1850 – 15 February 1935) was a professor of Japanese at Tokyo Imperial University and one of the foremost British Japanologists active in Japan during the late 19th ...
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Colyer Meriwether
Colyer Meriwether (8 April 1858 - 26 August 1920) was an American historian, educator and writer.
Meriwether was born at Clark’s Hill, South Carolina. He earned an undergraduate degree at Johns Ho...
Vincenzo Ragusa
Vincenzo Ragusa (8 July 1841 – 13 March 1927) was an Italian sculptor who lived in Meiji period Japan from 1876–1882. He introduced European techniques in bronze casting, and new methods o...
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Marion McCarrell Scott
Marion McCarrell Scott (21 August 1843 - 23 May 1922) was an American educator and government advisor in Meiji period Japan.
Scott was born in Virginia, and graduated from the University of Virgin...
Gustave Boissonade
Gustave Émile Boissonade de Fontarabie (7 June 1825 – 27 June 1910) was a French legal scholar, responsible for drafting much of Japan's civil code during the Meiji Era, and honored as one of the fou...
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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...
Curt Netto
Curt Adolph Netto (August 21, 1847-February 7, 1909) was a German metallurgist and educator. He is regarded as a precursor for the industrial utilization of aluminium. He was active in early Meiji per...
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Cargill Gilston Knott
Cargill Gilston Knott FRS, FRSE (30 June 1856 – 26 October 1922) was a Scottish physicist and mathematician who was a pioneer in seismological research. He spent his early career in Japan. He later be...
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Edmund Morel (railway engineer)
Edmund Morel (17 November 1840 – 5 November 1871) was a British civil engineer who was engaged in railway construction in many countries, including New Zealand, Australia, and Japan. H...
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Arthur Leopold Busch
Arthur Leopold Busch or Du Busc (5 March 1866 – 9 March 1956) was a British-born American naval architect responsible for the development of the United States Navy's first submarines.
Busch was bo...
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...
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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John Alexander Low Waddell
John Alexander Low Waddell (1854 – March 3, 1938, often shortened to J.A.L. Waddell and sometimes known as John Alexander Waddell) was an American civil engineer and prolific bridge designer, wit...
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Richard Henry Brunton
Richard Henry Brunton FRGS MICE (26 December 1841 – 24 April 1901) was the so-called "Father of Japanese lighthouses". Brunton was born in Muchalls, Kincardineshire, Scotland. He was employed by the...
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William P. Brooks
William Penn Brooks (November 19, 1851 – March 8, 1938) was an American agricultural scientist, who worked as a foreign advisor in Meiji period Japan during the colonization project for Hokkaidō. He w...
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Antonio Fontanesi
Antonio Fontanesi (23 February 1818 – 17 April 1882) was an Italian painter who lived in Meiji period Japan between 1876 and 1878. He introduced European oil painting techniques to Japan, and exerted ...
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Benjamin Smith Lyman
Benjamin Smith Lyman (11 December 1835 – 30 August 1920) was an American mining engineer, surveyor, and an amateur linguist and anthropologist.
Benjamin Smith Lyman was born in Northampton, Massac...
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Heinrich Waentig
Heinrich Eugen Waentig (March 21, 1870 – December 22, 1943) was a German economist and politician.Waentig was born in Zwickau, Saxony. From 1888 to 1893, he studied at University of Mun...