Choshu

Choshu

 

a principality in feudal Japan, in the southwestern part of the island of Honshu. Together with the principalities of Satsuma, Tosa, and Hizen, Choshu formed an antishogun coalition at the close of rule of the feudal house of Tokugawa (1603–1867). The samurai of Choshu had ties with bourgeois circles and played a prominent role in the events of the incomplete bourgeois revolution of 1867–68. In 1871, Choshu’s territory was annexed to Yamaguchi Prefecture. For several decades after the revolution, samurai from Choshu and Satsuma constituted a majority in the Japanese governments. They also occupied leading posts in the state apparatus and many high command posts in the army.

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The prime minister was born in 1954 to a wealthy political family (grandfather Abe Kan was a legislator in the Diet; father Abe Shintaro was foreign minister) in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the old Choshu domain on the southwestern tip of Japan's main island, facing Korea and the Asian continent.
German solar modules maker Aleo Solar AG (ETR:AS1) said its shareholders had given the go-ahead to the sale of significant parts of its operating business to a consortium comprising Sunrise Global Solar Energy Co Ltd, Choshu Industry Co Ltd and Pan Asia Solar Ltd.
In 1868 the Satsuma and Choshu clans united to defeat the Shogun and a put a new emperor, Musu-hito, on the throne who choose Meiji as the name of his reign.
O processo iniciou-se em 1866 com a alianca entre Saigo Takamori, samurai do governo da provincia de Satsuma, e Kido Takayoshi, samurai da provincia de Choshu ligado a movimentos radicais, e a restauracao devolveu o poder central as maos do Imperador em finais de 1867, com a renuncia do ultimo shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu.
8 (Tokyo Teikoku Daigaku, 1906), 693-700, which is dependent on the following sources: Kansei choshu shokafu, 10 (Zokugunsho ruiju kanseikai, 1965), 92-93; Ryakufu, manuscript (Kokuritsu Kobunshokan Naikalcu Bunko [hereafter KKNB] 156-0017), 139: 73-78 (microfilm reel 022100, starting at frame 1104: accessible online at http://www.
His displeasure with the shogun and the Tokugawa government was widely known, and samurai from Choshu, Satsuma, and other domains joined forces and adopted his anti-Tokugawa stance, eventually overthrowing the Tokugawa shogun's government in early 1868.
Drea locates the modern Japanese army's origins in the 1860s with the development of warrior-commoner units led by determined young samurai from the Choshu domain.
He is also revered for brokering an alliance between the two powerful clans of Satsuma, on the southern island of Kyushu, and Kan's home region of Choshu, present day Yamaguchi prefecture,.
The nationalist samurai of the Choshu and Satsuma domains utilized their antiforeign discourse often as useful tool to de-legitimize the shogunate, although they too had come to the conclusion that in order to be powerful, Japan needed to Westernize on a more comprehensive scale.
Born and raised in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the former territory of warrior-dominated Choshu domain, Matsuoka traveled to the United States at the age of thirteen to study and work.
A famous Japanese scholar, Shoin Yoshida, was able to provide the young men of the Choshu Clan with an education that instilled them with aspirations in only three short years, producing many promising leaders.
After the 25th, plate umpire Choshu told the teams to take a 30-minute break.