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, 1852–1912, reign name of the emperor of Japan from 1867 to 1912; his given name was Mutsuhito. He ascended the throne when he was 15. A year later the shogun fell, and the power that had been held by the Tokugawa military house was returned to the emperor.
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Born Nov. 3, 1852; died July 30, 1912, in Tokyo. Japanese emperor.

Mutsuhito’s reign began in 1867; the portion of his reign after 1868 is known as the Meiji period. Mutsuhito was the first emperor of Japan after the overthrow of the shogunate during the Meiji Ishin (Meiji Restoration).

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Hero-worship is of course in many cases positively demanded by those enjoying political power, and several important political figures have enjoyed this kind of divination, the most dramatic examples being: Shotoku Taishi, who introduced Buddhism to Japan at the same time as promulgating Confucian values (in the 7th century of the common era); Tokugawa Ieyasu, who established the Tokugawa shogunate which ruled from the 17th century until the middle of the 19th century; and the Emperor Meiji, who ruled from 1868 till 1912 and presided over the establishment of Japan as a modern state in the international arena.
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In Taseko's eyes restoration of the Emperor Meiji to head a new national government was the only appropriate political outcome for sixties Japan.
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Born in Tokyo (1887), the eighth son of Prince Asahiko Kuninomoya and the eighth daughter of Emperor Meiji, and thus the uncle of Emperor Hirohito; graduated from the Military Academy (1908) and from the Army Staff College (1914); colonel (1925); lieutenant general and commander of the Imperial Guards Division (1933); commander of the Shanghai Expeditionary Army during the Shanghai-Nanking campaign (August 8-December 13); as such, must be considered at least partially responsible for the atrocities committed by Japanese troops after Nanking fell (December 13) (the Rape of Nanking); was not, however, brought to trial before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, presumably because he was a member of the Imperial family.