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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Shizoku
The Shizoku (士族, Shizoku, lit. "warrior families") was a social class merged with former Samurai on 25 July 1869, as part of the Meiji Restoration. It was a class distinct from the Kazoku (a m...
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...
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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Hōjō Ujiyuki
Hōjō Ujiyuki (北条 氏恭, September 19, 1845 – October 16, 1919) was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period who ruled the Sayama Domain of Kawachi Province. He succeeded to the family headship ...
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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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Aoba Castle
Aoba Castle (青葉城, Aoba-jō) is a Japanese castle located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Throughout the Edo period, Aoba Castle was home to the Date clan, daimyō of Sendai Domain. The cast...
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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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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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Meiji Constitution
The Constitution of the Empire of Japan (Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國憲法 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国憲法, Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kenpō), known informally as the Meiji Constitution (明治憲法, Meiji Kenpō), was the consti...
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Kawai Tsugunosuke
Kawai Tsugunosuke (河井 継之助, January 27, 1827 – October 1, 1868) was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period, who served the Makino clan of Nagaoka. Kawai was a senior military commander of ...
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Chōshū Domain
The Chōshū Domain (長州藩, Chōshū han) was a feudal domain of Japan during the Edo period (1603–1867). It occupied the whole of modern-day Yamaguchi Prefecture. The capital city was Hagi. The n...
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Erwin Bälz
Erwin Bälz (13 January 1849 – 31 August 1913) was a German internist, anthropologist, personal physician to the Japanese Imperial Family and cofounder of modern western medicine in Japan.
Son...
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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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André Cazeneuve
André Cazeneuve (died 1874) was a French soldier, a horse trainer in the Guard of Emperor Napoleon III with the rank of corporal. He was a member of the first French military mission to Japan in 1867....
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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...
Battle of Kōshū-Katsunuma
The Battle of Kōshū-Katsunuma (甲州勝沼の戦い, Kōshū-Katsunuma no tatakai) was a battle between pro-Imperial and Tokugawa shogunate forces during the Boshin War in Japan. The battle followed the Ba...
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