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 characters that you are able to pick at the start of the game consist of the fierce Vice Commander of the Shinsengumi, Toshizo Hijikata, the Commander of the Shinsengumi's 3rd Unit, Hajime Saito, and a hero of the Choshu clan who is on the run from the Shinsengumi, named Kogoro Katsura.
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.
Throughout the 19th century, Choshu was the hotbed of radical ideologies, including revolution, militarism, expansionism and Asian conquest.
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.
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.
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,.
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.
Factions associated with pre-Restoration hans like those of Satsuma, Saga, and Choshu or affiliated with individual generals had always been a part of the army.
It was the foreign policy of Tanaka Giichi, the erstwhile leader of the Choshu clique who became prime minister, which surprisingly drew criticism from the army.
The characters whom you are able to pick at the start of the game consist of the fierce Vice Commander of the Shinsengumi, Toshizo Hijikata, the Commander of the Shinsengumi's 3rd Unit, Hajime Saito, and a hero of the Choshu clan who is on the run from the Shinsengumi, named Kogoro Katsura.
Likening the DPJ and LP to the domains of Satsuma, now Kagoshima Prefecture, and Choshu, now Yamaguchi Prefecture, that formed a military coalition in 1866 to bring an end to the Togugawa shogunate, Kan said, ''the DPJ and the LP will hoist the flag against (those in power) by overcoming love and hate.