Yamamoto, Gombei

Yamamoto, Gombei

(gōm`bā yämä`mōtō), 1852–1933, Japanese admiral. He was navy minister (1898–1906) during the Russo-Japanese War. Yamamoto was later (1913–14, 1923–24) prime minister. His first cabinet was involved in a scandal concerning the construction of battleships.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/