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Kashihara Hiroki
  • Kashihara Hiroki 
  • By this author: 1 Latest posted: 2018.09.12
Associate professor of economics at Kansai University. Born in Osaka in 1978. Completed his degree in politics at Keiō University in 2001, and received his doctorate in politics at the same university in 2008. Started his present position in 2015. Works include Kōbushō no kenkyū: Meiji shonen no gijutsu kanryō to shokusan kōgyō seisaku (Ministry of Industry Research: Technocrats and the Promotion of Industry in the First Year of Meiji) and Meiji no gijutsu kanryō: Kindai Nihon o tsukutta Chōshū goketsu (Meiji Technocrats: How the Chōshū Five Built Modern Japan).
Meiji Modernizers: The Chōshū Five2018.09.12

In the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate, five samurai from the Chōshū domain secretly traveled to Britain. The knowledge and linguistic ability they acquired helped make them central figures in Japan’s modernization under the Meiji government.

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