Rangaku
Rangaku (Kyūjitai: 蘭學/Shinjitai: 蘭学, literally "Dutch Learning", and by extension "Western Learning") is a body of knowledge developed by Japan through its contacts with the Dutch enclave of Dejima, w...
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Sesshō and Kampaku
In Japan, Sesshō (摂政) was a title given to a regent who was named to assist either a child emperor before his coming of age, or an empress. The Kampaku (関白) was theoretically a sort of chief ...
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Ason
Ason (朝臣), or Asomi in earlier form, is a prestigious title of historical Japan, used from the late 7th Century till Meiji Restoration. The title was created as a part of eight kabane system, pro...
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Gozen Kaigi
Imperial Conference (御前会議, Gozen Kaigi) (literally the conference before the noble face) was an extraconstitutional conference of matters of grave national importance in foreign affairs that w...
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Kanrei
Kanrei (管領) or, more rarely, kanryō, was a high political post in feudal Japan; it is usually translated as Shogun's Deputy. After 1349, there were actually two Kanrei, the Kyoto Kanrei and the Kantō ...
Kuge
The kuge (公家) was a Japanese aristocratic class that dominated the Japanese imperial court in Kyoto. The kuge was important from its establishment as the capital in the late 8th century until...
Hakkō ichiu
Hakkō ichiu (八紘一宇, literally "eight crown cords, one roof" i.e. "all the world under 1 roof") was a Japanese political slogan that became popular from the Second Sino-Japanese War to World War II, and...
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Ansei Purge
Ansei Purge (安政の大獄, Ansei no taigoku) was a multi-year event in Japanese history of the Edo period. In 1858-1860, the Tokugawa shogunate got rid of those who did not support its foreign trade...
Ashikaga Shigeuji
Ashikaga Shigeuji (足利成氏) (1438?–1497) was a Muromachi period warrior and the Kamakura-fu's fifth and last Kantō Kubō (Shogun Deputy). Fourth son of fourth Kubō Ashikaga Mochiuji, he succeede...
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Yi Kang
Yi Kang, the Prince Imperial Uihwa (also Euihwa), (born 30 March 1877 – 15 August 1955) was the fifth son of Emperor Gwangmu of Korea and his concubine, Lady Yang, who was a court lady-in-waitin...
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Aoyama Tadashige
Aoyama Tadashige (青山 忠重, July 7, 1654 – December 6, 1722) was a daimyō during mid-Edo period Japan.
Aoyama Tadashige was the third son of Aoyama Munetoshi, the daimyō of Komoro Domain an...
Tozama daimyo
A tozama daimyo (外様大名, tozama-daimyō, ‘outside daimyo’) was a daimyo who was considered an outsider by the rulers of Japan. The term came into use in the Kamakura period and continued until th...
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Tenjiku
Tenjiku (天竺) (meaning "heaven") is the obsolete Japanese word for ancient India, being the Japanese pronunciation of the archaic Chinese name for India, "Tianzhu". It is used in such works as the ...
Kugyō
Kugyō (公卿) is the collective term for the very few most powerful men attached to the court of the Emperor of Japan in pre-Meiji eras. The kugyō was broadly divided into two groups: the Kō (公),...
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Fujiwara no Morozane
Fujiwara no Morozane (Japanese language: 藤原 師実 ふじわらの もろざね) (1042 – March 14, 1101) was a regent of Japan and a chief of the Fujiwara clan during the late Heian period. He was known as Kyōgoku dono (Lo...
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Japanese frigate Kaiyō Maru
Kaiyō Maru (開陽丸) was one of Japan's first modern warships, powered by both sails and steam.
She was ordered in the Netherlands in 1863 by the Bakufu, the government of the Shogun, the Nederlan...
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Toyotomi Hidetsugu
Toyotomi Hidetsugu (豊臣 秀次, 1568 – July 15, 1595) was a nephew and retainer of Toyotomi Hideyoshi who lived during the Sengoku period of the 16th century of Japan.A practitioner of the shudō ...
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Ashikaga Mochiuji
Ashikaga Mochiuji (足利持氏, 1398-1439) was the Kamakura-fu's fourth Kantō kubō during the Sengoku period (15th century) in Japan. During his long and troubled rule the relationship between the west and t...
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Hidden Christians of Japan
The Japanese term Kirishitan (吉利支丹, 切支丹, キリシタン, きりしたん), from Portuguese cristão, referred to Roman Catholic Christians in Japanese and is used in Japanese texts as a historiographic term for Roman...
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Honji suijaku
The term honji suijaku or honchi suijaku (本地垂迹) in Japanese religious terminology refers to a theory widely accepted until the Meiji period according to which Indian Buddhist deities choose to app...
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Ōkubo Tadayoshi (I)
Ōkubo Tadayoshi (大久保 忠由, December 20, 1736 – October 29, 1769) was the 5th daimyō of Odawara Domain in Sagami Province (modern-day Kanagawa Prefecture) in mid-Edo period Japan. His courtesy ...
Shikken
The Shikken (執権) was the regent for the shogun in the Kamakura shogunate in Japan. The post was monopolized by the Hōjō clan.Hōjō Tokimasa, who was the father-in-law of the first shogun Minamoto n...
Ji-samurai
The ji-samurai (地侍), also known as kokujin (国人), were lords of smaller rural domains in feudal Japan. They often used their relatively small plots of land for intensive and diversified forms o...
Ashikaga Ujimitsu
Ashikaga Ujimitsu (足利氏満) (1359–1398) was a Nanboku-chō period warrior and the Kamakura-fu's second Kantō Kubō, or Shogun Deputy. Son of first Kantō Kubō Ashikaga Motouji, he succeeded his father i...
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Hachisuka Narihiro
Hachisuka Narihiro (蜂須賀 斉裕, October 14, 1821 – January 30, 1868) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period, who ruled the Tokushima Domain. He was a son of the twelfth shogun, Tokugawa Ie...
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